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About This School

Catawba Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Belmont. The principal of Catawba Heights Elementary School is Mrs Phyllis Whitworth and can be contacted at pawhitworth@gaston.k12.nc.us. 334 children attend Catawba Heights Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 69% of the 334 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Catawba Heights Elementary School is 15:1. North Belmont Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 20%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 61%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    All of the staff have been wonderful and my child loves it. I like that it is a smaller school and he doesn't get lost.

  • (3 years ago)

    Being involved with this school for the past 5 yrs with another 5 to go I could not have asked for a better team (which include a variety of teachers from k-5th and EC teachers (standing O) librarian and computer teacher teachers that my kids didn't even have a class with. I have had dealing with 4 different schools in the county I would not want to have to leave Catawba Heights Elem. for any reason. Love this school teachers and this year the principal is excellent (stern professional reliable and easy to talk to).

  • (4 years ago)

    my child is a student a this school and has been since she started school.I have enjoyed all the teachers she has had.They have all been really involved in her education and help her strive to do her best.I would not want her in any other school.Catawba Heights is the best elementary school in this area.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school not only because of it's size but also because of the caring teachers that work with our children. If there is one thing we are concerned about it is the darkness. The halls seem so dark during the day and we feel like the county has just forgotten our little school! We would like to see more effort put into our school by the county as well as the state!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is about to go to middle school. During the time he has been here he has had great teachers. I always tell people that this is a great school. I wouldn't want my child to go to another elementary school.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is fine and my children for the most part enjoyed going there. We only had a problem with one teacher. We tried to work it out with the teacher then the principal and finally the superintendent. In the end we had to take the children out of the school for the year because the pricipal would not move my child to another teacher's classroom. The next year they went back and did not have a problem since then.

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