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About This School

Gaston College Preparatory is a charter high school in Gaston. The principal of Gaston College Preparatory is Ms Kevika Amar and can be contacted at kamar@kippgcp.org. 787 students attend Gaston College Preparatory and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 64% of the 787 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gaston College Preparatory is 14:1. Roanoke Rapids High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 75%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 19%
Asian 0.9% 0.9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My initial rating of GCP many years ago was a higher than it is now. My children no longer attend there but I still have relatives that do. I am a former employee and a former parent. Through the years the school has changed a lot. The school is still competitive but the public schools have stepped up their standards and teaching goals also. It comes down to personal choice. The bottom line is that ALL children everywhere needs to receive a good education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a grandparent and I have observed how well my grandchildren are learning and enjoying this first year at Kipp high school. I love the dedication of the teachers and they really push all the children toward gaining knowledge. I so appreciate this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My little sister started this year!!!!!!She is now excited to go to school!No alarms needed to wake her!lol

  • (4 years ago)

    Gaston College Prep has done for our children what other schools have not--expected the best. The kids strive to meet that expectation. Great staff and hard working kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Gaston College Prep is a great school because of the wonderful and dedicated staff. The hard working students. It provides students with enrichment exposure do things some students will not get the chance to experience. It gives students the chance to become more responsible and look to a bright and better future for themselves.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Gaston College Prep because of the focus on education and college. It also teaches discipline and good study habits that can be used in everyday life and situations.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love GCP it is preparing my child for the future and showing her how to be responible for her actions

  • (4 years ago)

    Why do you love Gaston College Prep? It is not like most schools here they give our kids exposure to places and things that many of them would never get at a regular school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school not only teaches academics - it teaches how to suceed! My child has become more confident and sure of her abilities since she has been going to KIPP GCP.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff provides a great foundation for college success.

  • (4 years ago)

    I appreciate the overwhelming dedication the teachers have for the children and for the profession!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has made quite a difference in my children. One is very independent and the other is less so. Both have found what they need at the school. The independent child has found the challenges he needs. My other child has developed the vocabulary and thought processes to increase her self-expression and indepedence. I also like the teacher's broad range of backgrounds. My children enjoy their school experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is exellent any one can attend and it will teach your child great resprect.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school can speak for itself...all of the Pride of 2009 got into college...no other school here or in the near by counties can come close to this....when I say got into college they not only got in to the one of their choice most of these students were accepted into two or more

  • (4 years ago)

    Kipp GCP/Pride High is an okay school I've attended it since the 6th grade and I still don't it. the teachers try to bring the students down most of the teachers at the highschool act as if they don't know how to teach and a wide percentage of the students can care less about school and work its a mess. We are an extrodinary school... extra ordinary.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a sophmore at KPHS i however went to GCP from 5-8th grade. There were times when I said that I was ready to leave or that it was to stressful for me to handle. I finally realize that it was the best for me. I could have gone to Warren County High but I wouldn't have made the friends that I did. I wouldn't have the support and love that I do. We do have the normal high school drama and the few people that don't like each other. But all in all we are a family and when my family was fallen apart my KPHS family was pickin me up. You can bash them or say they go to school to long and have to much homework but in the end I don't know where i would be without them today.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a parent and I'm just thrilled with the individualized attention given to my son by the staff at GCP. I appreciate most the lines of communication I have with not only the teachers but with the principal directly.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a student at gaston college prep and my fist year there was awsome you don't just meet friends you experience new oppertunities that may never come again. I deeply recommend this school. go 2013

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student at GCP . a member of the pride of 2013 . i reccomend GCP to anyone who wants a bright future and can handle a challenge .

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved GCP since the moment I stepped into the building. The teachers are interesting and really care about students. I learned so much not only academically but also about social issues around the world. After graduation from GCP I continued on to their high school KIPP Pride High School. Here the teachers have a lot of trust in the students and there are so many opportunities for those who want them. Unfortunately I was only at KPHS for two years because with the help of Ms. Sanborn who continued to believe in me even when I didn t I was accepted to NCSSM (The North Carolina School of Science and Math) at which I'm currently a junior. KPHS is an academically rigorous school but your children will gain much more than just an education by being constantly surrounded by outstanding students and amazing teachers (not to mention an exceptional principal!) )

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