Gaston High School



Gaston High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gaston High School Students by Grade
PK 2
K 33
1 34
2 34
3 39
4 25
5 32
6 36
7 50
8 75
9 47
10 62
11 59
12 64

Gaston High School is a public high school of the Etowah County School District located in Gadsden, AL. It has 592 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Gaston High School is the 181st largest public high school in Alabama and the 9,497th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.7 to 1.

Total Students: 592
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.51
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,497th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Alabama: 181st out of 387
Student/Teacher Rank in Alabama: 119th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alabama: 175th out of 381

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Gaston High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 319
(54%)
1,941
(51%)
 Female 273
(46%)
1,859
(49%)

Gaston High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 503
(85%)
3,506
(92%)
 Black 63
(11%)
123
(3%)
 Two or More 13
(2%)
21
(1%)
 Hispanic 9
(2%)
105
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
9
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
33
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Gaston High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 368
(62%)
1,548
(41%)
 Not Eligible 178
(30%)
1,907
(50%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 46
(8%)
345
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Gaston High School is ranked 112th out of 384 ranked schools in Alabama, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gaston High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (69.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 48.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Gaston High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 631
2006 648
2007 630
2008 600
2009 575
2010 593
2011 578
2012 561
2013 566
2014 581
2015 592

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.4
2006 15.5
2007 14.3
2008 13.9
2009 13.9
2010 14.3
2011 14.2
2012 11.9
2013 10.5
2014 14.9
2015 16.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.48494453248811
2006 0.50154320987654
2007 0.53968253968254
2008 0.55833333333333
2009 0.58782608695652
2010 0.61551433389545
2011 0.67993079584775
2012 0.67201426024955
2013 0.68197879858657
2014 0.6815834767642
2015 0.69932432432432

Compare Gaston High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,641.3% 16.4:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 48.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 69.9%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Gaston High School
Gadsden, AL
Public KG - 12 592 16.7:1  
Hokes Bluff High School
Hokes Bluff, AL
Public 09 - 12 430 17.8:1 6 miles
Episcopal Day School
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Private PK - 12 56 10:1 7 miles
Glencoe High School
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Public 09 - 12 349 18:1 7 miles
Gadsden City High School
Gadsden, AL
Public 09 - 12 1,518 16.5:1 9 miles
Coosa Christian School
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Private PK - 12 310 14:1 9 miles
Whitesboro Elementary School
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Public 02 - 12 283 17.4:1 11 miles
Westbrook Christian School
Rainbow City, AL
Private PK - 12 660 14:1 11 miles
Etowah High School
Attalla, AL
Public 09 - 12 679 16.2:1 12 miles
Southside High School
Southside, AL
Public 09 - 12 864 20.2:1 12 miles
Sardis Middle School
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Public 07 - 08 415 20.7:1 14 miles
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