• Operations Committee Meeting

    The Gaston County Schools Operations Committee will meet Monday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia. Click here for the agenda.
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  • Board approves school calendars

    The Board of Education has approved the calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. The calendars were developed by the Gaston County Schools calendar committee, which includes students, parents, teachers, principals, and central level administrators. Click here to view the calendars.
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  • Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration


    Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. For more information, please call 704-810-7284.

    The registration schedule is below:

    • Saturday, May 6 - 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, May 8 - 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 9 - 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 10 - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 11 - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, May 12 - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.


    The North Carolina Kindergarten Health Assessment Form will be available at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, the Gaston County Health Department, and at your local physician's office.

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  • Gaston County Spelling Bee is Friday morning

    The Gaston County Spelling Bee sponsored annually by The Gaston Gazette is this Friday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ashbrook High School auditorium. Elementary and middle school students from Gaston County Schools and students from the charter, private and home schools in Gaston County will compete for the county championship and an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. 
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  • Best and Brightest 2017 scholarship program

    Again this year, The Gaston Gazette is sponsoring the Best and Brightest scholarship program to recognize outstanding high school seniors in Gaston County. One senior from each high school will be chosen for the Best and Brightest honor and have an opportunity to compete for $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 22. Information will be available from high school counselors and online by clicking here. If you have questions, call Gazette community editor Will MacDonald, (704) 869-1838.

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  • Finalists for Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to the following educators who were chosen as finalists for Gaston County Teacher of the Year, 2017-2018. The winner will be announced during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony in May. The five finalists are:


    • Amy Daniel, Holbrook Middle School
    • Victoria Holeman, Lingerfeldt Elementary School
    • Mindee Mammano, Stuart W. Cramer High School
    • Ashley Rimmer, Ashbrook High School
    • Heather Scercy, W.C. Friday Middle School
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  • Finalists for Principal of the Year

    Congratulations to the following educators who were chosen as finalists for Gaston County Teacher of the Year, 2017-2018. The winner will be announced during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony in May. The five finalists are: 


    Chad Carper, Forestview High
    Amy Holbrook, York Chester Middle
    Crystal Houser, W.C. Friday Middle
    Denise McLean, Highland School of Technology
    Phyllis Whitworth, Belmont Central Elementary

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  • Gaston ranks again as safest large school district

    Once again, Gaston County Schools ranks as the safest large school district in North Carolina. Gaston’s school crime and violence rate of 3.740 is the lowest among the state’s ten largest school districts (based on student enrollment). Additionally, our rate is lower than the state rate for the seventh consecutive year, which shows that our on-going, concentrated focus on comprehensive school safety is paying off. Click here to read more.

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  • Nickels 4 Neighbors Fundraising Total


    All of the money collected during our “Nickels 4 Neighbors” campaign has been counted, and the grand total is $21,952.31. The total far exceeds our goal to have each of our 54 schools raise $200, which shows the true spirit of caring and giving in Gaston County Schools. The money will be given to school districts in eastern North Carolina to help children and their families who are recovering from Hurricane Matthew.

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  • Superintendent Booker honored

    Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker was one of eight regional superintendents of the year honored on Thursday, November 17 during the N.C. School Boards Association’s annual conference and awards ceremony in Greensboro. He and the other superintendents were officially recognized in front of hundreds of school district representatives from across the state. Booker is the Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year for 2016-2017, representing the 11 school districts in the greater Charlotte area.

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  • State releases N.C. School Report Card

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the School Report Cards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The report cards highlight state, district, and school information about student performance and attendance, class size, school safety, teacher quality and classroom technology. Click here to access the School Report Cards for Gaston County Schools.

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  • Three teachers earn National Board Certification

    Gaston County Schools has three teachers who achieved the prestigious National Board Certification this year. We would like to commend Matthew Hipps of Ashbrook High School, Elizabeth Leonard of North Gaston High School, and Kristy Newton of Brookside Elementary have earned National Board Certification, which is the highest standard for the teaching profession.

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  • Application deadline approaches


    Friday, February 24 is the deadline to submit an application to attend the Gaston Early College High School. Current eighth graders wishing to attend the Early College next year should submit the application to their school counselor or the Early College office. Applications to attend the Highland School of Technology must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 28. The lottery to select Highland's ninth grade class will be held March 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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