Accountability Department

  • Mission
     
    It is the mission of the Gaston County School’s Accountability Department to implement the North Carolina and National Testing Program, provide data support and integration for schools, and manage the student information system (PowerSchool) by implementing policies, guidelines and procedures that will help the school district meet the goals established in the district’s strategic plan.

District News

  • Student proficiency and academic growth increase

    More schools in Gaston County are meeting or exceeding academic growth expectations, and overall student proficiency increased slightly.

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  • Gaston’s graduation rate increases to 88.3 percent

    The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools has increased to 88.3%.

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  • Gaston sees increase in overall student proficiency


    Overall student proficiency on end-of-grade and end-of-course state tests increased again for Gaston County Schools, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Additionally, the district saw an increase in academic growth with 22 schools exceeding growth expectations for the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • Gaston’s graduation rate increases to 88 percent


    The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools has increased again, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The graduation rate for the Class of 2016 is 88 percent, which is the best rate ever for the school district. The Gaston rate of 88 percent is higher than the state graduation rate of 85.8 percent. The district’s graduation rate has increased each year for the past seven years.

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  • College Board releases SAT scores for Class of 2015


    Gaston County Schools’ average score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is 1410, according to a report released Friday, September 4 by the College Board. Five Gaston high schools – Cherryville, Gaston Early College, Highland, North Gaston, and South Point – had a higher average score when compared to last year. Additionally, three schools – Cherryville, Highland, and South Point – had at least one subject area score above the state and national averages.

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