Gaston High School

Serves grades 7 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
4550 Us Highway 411
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone
(256) 547-8828
District
ETOWAH COUNTY
County
ETOWAH COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
350
Classroom Teachers
21

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Alabama

4

(10 is best)

Better than 31.6% of AL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

Gaston High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 7

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
49%
44%
54%
45%
44%
43%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

50 40 30 20 10 0
34%
43%
44%
43%
25%
44%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 10

50 40 30 20 10 0
25%
42%
27%
42%
22%
42%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 15 10 5 0
17
17
18
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 7 77 22.0%
Grade 8 58 16.6%
Grade 9 51 14.6%
Grade 10 57 16.3%
Grade 11 38 10.9%
Grade 12 69 19.7%
Total 350 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 84.1% 90.3% 55.2%
Black 9.8% 3.3% 32.9%
Hispanic 5.8% 5.1% 9.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 1.1% 1.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.2% 1.1%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 61.4% 45.9% 54.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 51.4% 35.8% 48.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 10.0% 10.1% 6.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 60,725 4,903,185
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 121.9 96
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.5% 6.0%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.3% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 28.8% 32.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 28.5% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 18.9% 16.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 22,638 1,867,893
Single Parent Households With Children 8.8% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.6% 86.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.1% 25.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 6.6% 8.7%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.2% 12.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 11.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.4% 17.5%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.4% 16.7%
$15,000 or less 9.1% 14.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,116 $43,653,000 55.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $594 $5,064,000 6.4%
Staff $326 $2,778,000 3.5%
General Administration $168 $1,432,000 1.8%
School Administration $580 $4,948,000 6.2%
Operation $645 $5,505,000 6.9%
Transportation $478 $4,081,000 5.1%
Other $212 $1,811,000 2.3%
Total Support $3,003 $25,619,000 32.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,185 $10,111,000 12.7%
Total Expenditures $9,304 $79,383,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,527 $4,098,681,000 50.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $623 $461,628,000 5.7%
Staff $396 $293,859,000 3.6%
General Administration $251 $185,917,000 2.3%
School Administration $608 $450,513,000 5.5%
Operation $924 $685,252,000 8.4%
Transportation $502 $372,255,000 4.6%
Other $228 $169,276,000 2.1%
Total Support $3,531 $2,618,700,000 32.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,957 $1,451,458,000 17.8%
Total Expenditures $11,016 $8,168,839,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%