Average Teacher Salary in Gaston County Schools

The average teacher salary in Gaston County Schools is $39,374.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $22,810 $16,560 $18,190 $20,840 $25,290 $32,360
Kindergarten $41,520 $30,390 $33,640 $38,690 $49,440 $58,820
Elementary $43,590 $31,860 $36,090 $42,020 $50,660 $59,080
Middle school $43,560 $32,500 $36,440 $41,940 $49,860 $58,550
High school $45,390 $33,060 $37,780 $44,480 $52,100 $60,430

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General Facts

  • Staff: 4,007
  • Full time teachers: 2,006
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 629
  • Instructional Coordinators: 31
  • Elementary Teachers: 933
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 1,017
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 32,331

Financial Statistics for Gaston County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $57,320,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $160,278,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $25,170,000
  • Total revenue: $242,768,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $145,229,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $153,932,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $35,623,000
  • Expenditures per student: $2,000
  • Total expenditures: $241,027,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $77,569,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $17,448,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Gaston County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Gaston County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Belmont Central Elementary
310 Eagle Rd
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-8479
  • Total: 678
  • 2nd grade: 154
  • 3rd grade: 183
  • 4th grade: 172
  • 5th grade: 169
19 to 1 35 2nd Grade 5th Grade
Bessemer City Central Elementary
1400 Puett's Chapel Rd
Bessemer City, NC 28016
704-629-2206
  • Total: 378
  • 3rd grade: 125
  • 4th grade: 129
  • 5th grade: 124
16 to 1 23 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Bessemer City Primary
1302 North 12th St
Bessemer City, NC 28016
704-629-4181
  • Total: 339
  • Kindergarten: 103
  • 1st grade: 128
  • 2nd grade: 108
14 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 2nd Grade
Brookside Elementary
1950 Rhyne Carter Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-866-6283
  • Total: 715
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 121
  • 2nd grade: 113
  • 3rd grade: 116
  • 4th grade: 126
  • 5th grade: 126
16 to 1 45 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Carr Elementary
601 West Carpenter St
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-3636
  • Total: 609
  • Kindergarten: 98
  • 1st grade: 105
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 104
  • 4th grade: 98
  • 5th grade: 107
17 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Catawba Heights Elementary
101 Ivey St
Belmont, NC 28012
704-827-3221
  • Total: 304
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 53
  • 4th grade: 49
  • 5th grade: 39
15 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Chapel Grove Elementary
5201 Lewis Rd
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6077
  • Total: 506
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 93
  • 3rd grade: 92
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 84
16 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Cherryville Elementary
700 East Academy St
Cherryville, NC 28021
704-435-6800
  • Total: 484
  • Kindergarten: 125
  • 1st grade: 106
  • 2nd grade: 127
  • 3rd grade: 126
19 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 3rd Grade
Costner Elementary
353 Old 277 Loop Hwy
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-3522
  • Total: 597
  • Kindergarten: 88
  • 1st grade: 116
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 106
  • 4th grade: 104
  • 5th grade: 84
17 to 1 35 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Edward D Sadler Jr Elementary
3950 West Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-862-5895
  • Total: 438
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 90
14 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Forest Heights Elementary
1 Learning Placeace
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6079
  • Total: 477
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 83
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 86
  • 5th grade: 83
14 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Gardner Park Elementary
738 Armstrong Park Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-866-6082
  • Total: 594
  • Kindergarten: 92
  • 1st grade: 106
  • 2nd grade: 98
  • 3rd grade: 109
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 107
17 to 1 35 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Hershal High Beam Elementary
200 Davis Park Rd
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6618
  • Total: 681
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 115
  • 2nd grade: 120
  • 3rd grade: 114
  • 4th grade: 105
  • 5th grade: 114
15 to 1 46 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Ida Rankin Elementary
301 West Central Ave
Mount Holly, NC 28120
704-827-7266
  • Total: 691
  • Kindergarten: 116
  • 1st grade: 111
  • 2nd grade: 118
  • 3rd grade: 116
  • 4th grade: 110
  • 5th grade: 120
18 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
J B Page Elementary
215 Ewing Dr
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-2614
  • Total: 295
  • Kindergarten: 150
  • 1st grade: 145
17 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 1st Grade
Kiser Elementary
311 East College St
Stanley, NC 28164
704-263-4121
  • Total: 532
  • 3rd grade: 172
  • 4th grade: 182
  • 5th grade: 178
20 to 1 27 3rd Grade 5th Grade
Lingerfeldt Elementary
1601 Madison St
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6094
  • Total: 374
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 62
11 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Lowell Elementary
1500 Power Dr
Lowell, NC 28098
704-824-2264
  • Total: 586
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 92
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 98
  • 4th grade: 110
  • 5th grade: 110
19 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mcadenville Elementary
275 East Weslyan Dr
Mcadenville, NC 28101
704-824-2236
  • Total: 140
  • Kindergarten: 18
  • 1st grade: 23
  • 2nd grade: 26
  • 3rd grade: 32
  • 4th grade: 22
  • 5th grade: 19
15 to 1 9 Kindergarten 5th Grade
New Hope Elementary
137 Stowe Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
704-824-1617
  • Total: 560
  • Kindergarten: 18
  • 1st grade: 28
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 27
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 27
18 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
North Belmont Elementary
210 School St
Belmont, NC 28012
704-827-4043
  • Total: 400
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 62
15 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Pinewood Elementary
805 Seneca Place
Charlotte, NC 28210
980-343-5825
  • Total: 477
  • Kindergarten: 102
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 75
13 to 1 38 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Pleasant Ridge Elementary
937 South Miller St
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6096
  • Total: 273
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 49
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 36
13 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Rhyne Elementary
1900 West Davidson Ave
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6098
  • Total: 382
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 58
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 61
13 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Robinson Elementary
3122 South Union Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
704-866-6607
  • Total: 594
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 107
  • 2nd grade: 98
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 96
  • 5th grade: 104
18 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sherwood Elementary
1744 Dixon Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-866-6609
  • Total: 599
  • Kindergarten: 90
  • 1st grade: 90
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 113
  • 4th grade: 102
  • 5th grade: 107
16 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Springfield Primary
900 South Main St
Stanley, NC 28164
704-263-4091
  • Total: 513
  • Kindergarten: 142
  • 1st grade: 199
  • 2nd grade: 172
17 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 2nd Grade
Tryon Elementary
2620 Tryon Courthouse Rd
Bessemer City, NC 28016
704-629-2942
  • Total: 419
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 88
15 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
W A Bess Elementary
4340 Beaty Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
704-866-6075
  • Total: 687
  • Kindergarten: 102
  • 1st grade: 119
  • 2nd grade: 127
  • 3rd grade: 116
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 114
19 to 1 37 Kindergarten 5th Grade
William B Beam Intermediate
401east First St
Cherryville, NC 28021
704-435-8330
  • Total: 250
  • 4th grade: 147
  • 5th grade: 103
20 to 1 12 4th Grade 5th Grade
Woodhill Elementary
1027 Woodhill Dr
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6295
  • Total: 363
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 61
12 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Gaston County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Belmont Middle
110 North Central Ave
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-9619
  • Total: 665
  • 6th grade: 215
  • 7th grade: 227
  • 8th grade: 223
19 to 1 36 6th Grade 8th Grade
Bessemer City Middle
525 Ed Wilson Rd
Bessemer City, NC 28016
704-629-3281
  • Total: 580
  • 6th grade: 199
  • 7th grade: 208
  • 8th grade: 173
16 to 1 37 6th Grade 8th Grade
Cramerton Middle
601 Cramer Mountain Rd
Cramerton, NC 28032
704-824-2907
  • Total: 827
  • 6th grade: 270
  • 7th grade: 251
  • 8th grade: 306
19 to 1 44 6th Grade 8th Grade
Holbrook Middle
418 South Church St
Lowell, NC 28098
704-824-2381
  • Total: 792
  • 6th grade: 272
  • 7th grade: 274
  • 8th grade: 246
18 to 1 44 6th Grade 8th Grade
John Chavis Middle
103 South Chavis Dr
Cherryville, NC 28021
704-435-6045
  • Total: 546
  • 6th grade: 176
  • 7th grade: 195
  • 8th grade: 175
17 to 1 32 6th Grade 8th Grade
Mount Holly Middle
124 South Hawthorne St
Mount Holly, NC 28120
704-827-4811
  • Total: 769
  • 6th grade: 259
  • 7th grade: 247
  • 8th grade: 263
17 to 1 44 6th Grade 8th Grade
Southwest Middle
1 Rdrunner Dr
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6290
  • Total: 790
  • 6th grade: 176
  • 7th grade: 194
  • 8th grade: 171
17 to 1 47 6th Grade 8th Grade
Stanley Middle
317 Hovis Rd
Stanley, NC 28164
704-263-2941
  • Total: 514
  • 6th grade: 194
  • 7th grade: 171
  • 8th grade: 149
17 to 1 30 6th Grade 8th Grade
W P Grier Middle
1622 East Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-866-6086
  • Total: 798
  • 6th grade: 211
  • 7th grade: 296
  • 8th grade: 291
17 to 1 48 6th Grade 8th Grade
William C Friday Middle
1221 Ratchford Dr
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-5297
  • Total: 650
  • 6th grade: 216
  • 7th grade: 219
  • 8th grade: 215
16 to 1 41 6th Grade 8th Grade
York Chester Middle
601 South Clay St
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6297
  • Total: 374
  • 6th grade: 110
  • 7th grade: 129
  • 8th grade: 135
12 to 1 32 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Gaston County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bessemer City High
119 Yellow Jacket Ln
Bessemer City, NC 28016
704-629-2258
  • Total: 709
  • 9th grade: 240
  • 10th grade: 176
  • 11th grade: 153
  • 12th grade: 140
16 to 1 43 9th Grade 12th Grade
Cherryville Senior High
313 Ridge Ave
Cherryville, NC 28021
704-435-4506
  • Total: 696
  • 9th grade: 206
  • 10th grade: 155
  • 11th grade: 166
  • 12th grade: 169
16 to 1 44 9th Grade 12th Grade
East Gaston High
1744 Ln Rd
Mount Holly, NC 28120
704-827-7251
  • Total: 1,564
  • 9th grade: 463
  • 10th grade: 423
  • 11th grade: 357
  • 12th grade: 321
18 to 1 87 9th Grade 12th Grade
Forestview High
5545 Union Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
704-861-2625
  • Total: 1,303
  • 9th grade: 352
  • 10th grade: 313
  • 11th grade: 296
  • 12th grade: 342
19 to 1 70 9th Grade 12th Grade
Highland School Of Technology
1600 North Morris St
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-810-8818
  • Total: 568
  • 9th grade: 145
  • 10th grade: 146
  • 11th grade: 145
  • 12th grade: 132
13 to 1 42 9th Grade 12th Grade
Hunter Huss High
1518 Edgefield Ave
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-866-6610
  • Total: 1,220
  • 9th grade: 351
  • 10th grade: 353
  • 11th grade: 287
  • 12th grade: 229
16 to 1 78 9th Grade 12th Grade
North Gaston High
1133 Ratchford Rd
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-5285
  • Total: 1,063
  • 9th grade: 316
  • 10th grade: 296
  • 11th grade: 251
  • 12th grade: 200
16 to 1 68 9th Grade 12th Grade
South Point High
906 South Point Rd
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-3351
  • Total: 1,226
  • 9th grade: 360
  • 10th grade: 335
  • 11th grade: 275
  • 12th grade: 256
18 to 1 69 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Gaston County Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Ashbrook High
2222 South New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-866-6600
  • Total: 1,436
  • 9th grade: 423
  • 10th grade: 344
  • 11th grade: 341
  • 12th grade: 328
18 to 1 80 9th Grade 12th Grade
Warlick School
1316 Spencer Mountain Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-824-3012
  • Total: 136
  • 6th grade: 2
  • 7th grade: 14
  • 8th grade: 39
  • 9th grade: 48
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 8
  • 12th grade: 4
9 to 1 16 6th Grade 12th Grade
Webb St Special Education
1623 North Webb St
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-864-9667
  • Total: 170
  • Kindergarten: 7
  • 1st grade: 5
  • 2nd grade: 6
  • 3rd grade: 8
  • 4th grade: 9
  • 5th grade: 11
  • 6th grade: 7
  • 7th grade: 7
  • 8th grade: 9
  • 9th grade: 16
  • 10th grade: 12
  • 11th grade: 57
  • 12th grade: 16
10 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,225
  • Median family income: $46,271
  • Median male income: $29,102
  • Median female income: $19,485
  • Median income of a renter: $27,366
  • Median income of a home owner: $46,223
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    11,410 10,900 13,085 13,215 5,045