Gaston High School



Gaston High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gaston High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 40
1 29
2 38
3 33
4 31
5 47
6 37
7 43
8 36
9 63
10 50
11 60
12 54

Gaston High School is a public high school of the Etowah County School District located in Gadsden, AL. It has 561 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Gaston High School is the 206th largest public high school in Alabama and the 9,762nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 11.9 to 1.

Total Students: 561
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 47.15

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Gaston High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 294
(52%)
2,610
(51%)
 Female 267
(48%)
2,474
(49%)

Gaston High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 479
(85%)
4,689
(92%)
 Black 68
(12%)
244
(5%)
 Hispanic 10
(2%)
87
(2%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
12
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
15
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
36
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Gaston High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 308
(55%)
1,869
(37%)
 Not Eligible 184
(33%)
2,660
(52%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 69
(12%)
555
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Gaston High School is ranked 150th out of 0 ranked schools in Alabama, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gaston High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 56.7%. 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

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

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

Compare Gaston High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,190.0% 11.9:1
 
1,461.4% 14.6:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 56.7%
 
This School 67.2%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Gaston High School
Gadsden, AL
Public KG - 12 561 11.9:1  
Highland Elementary School
Gadsden, AL
Public KG - 09 237 9.3:1 4 miles
Etowah County Alternative High School
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Public 08 - 12 194 48.5:1 5 miles
Hokes Bluff Middle School
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Public 06 - 09 333 17.9:1 6 miles
Litchfield Middle School
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Public 06 - 09 214 7.7:1 6 miles
Hokes Bluff High School
Hokes Bluff, AL
Public 08 - 12 419 15.1:1 6 miles
Episcopal Day School
Gadsden, AL
Private PK - 12 88 4:1 7 miles
Glencoe High School
Glencoe, AL
Public 08 - 12 347 13.6:1 7 miles
Glencoe Middle School
Glencoe, AL
Public 05 - 09 335 18.2:1 7 miles
Gadsden Middle School
Gadsden, AL
Public 06 - 09 534 13.7:1 7 miles
Sansom Middle School
Gadsden, AL
Public 06 - 09 500 13.8:1 8 miles
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