Superintendent's Message



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Superintendent's Message

Back-to-School Message, 2019-2020

Dear Students and Parents:

Welcome to a brand new year in Gaston County Schools!  We are glad to have you as part of our school family and hope you are looking forward to the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Gaston County Schools is fully accredited as a quality school system.  Last year, we completed the school accreditation process, and all 55 schools earned the “quality school” distinction from AdvancED, the organization that is responsible for reviewing schools and granting accreditation status.

Our schools continue to make us proud.  All schools have a comprehensive instructional program with opportunities for every student at every ability level.  We offer Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, services for exceptional children, and many other academic and student support programs.  

This year, we are tripling our school choice options for students by introducing new Academy programs in six areas: Career, Collegiate Prep, Health Sciences, Leadership, Public Service, and Technology and Industrial Engineering. Thanks to the school bonds that were approved by voters in 2018, we have a new middle school under construction, and we are completing significant renovation and repair projects at 12 schools.

As we begin a new school year, we invite you to visit the district website ( and your child’s school website for the latest news and information.  Parents who have questions or concerns during the year are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or the school principal.

The Board of Education joins me in extending best wishes to you for a productive school year filled with many exciting opportunities. Working together, we will continue our efforts to inspire success and a lifetime of learning in Gaston County Schools. 


W. Jeffrey Booker, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools