East Gaston High School

1744 Lane Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120
(704) 827-7251

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1486 students 18 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gaston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Gaston High School is a public high school in Spencer Mountain. The principal of East Gaston High School is Mrs Cristi Bostic and can be contacted at cmbostic@gaston.k12.nc.us. 1,486 students go to East Gaston High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 43% of the 1,486 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at East Gaston High School is 18:1. Gaston Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 65%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 20%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal at East Gaston has little to no leadership qualities. She does not encourage parental involvement. Openly admits to not knowing her best students and is not open to meeting with parents. Very rare to see her at any function going on after hours. It appears that she is only concerned about her image and not the students in the building or should I say "students who do the right thing".

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent experiences for my children. Excellent preparation for future endeaqvors.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a graduate of East Gaston an education major and someone who has toured many other NC schools from across the state East Gaston is probably the best public school I have seen. The teachers are all certified which ensures that they know what they are teaching about. There is a great diversity of students with colors across the board preparing students to cope with the real world. The principal is fantastic putting down any discipline problems before they become a problem that affects many and knowing all kids on a first name basis. Everyone at East Gaston really cares about a student's success and it shows with the amount of students that not only graduate with honors but get scholarships to attend the college of their choice. Everyone always feels incredibly safe when they walk on campus and we don't have huge metal detecors greating us at the doors.

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel East Gaston is the best in the county. I graduated myself from East Gaston and have one child to have graduated and one child as a sophomore now at EG. I feel we have some of the best teachers that want to help in any way they can for our students to achieve. I feel the overall morale at EG is producive and exciting for each student. I don't get bogged down with worrying about safety issues at EG because I feel the faculty is doing a fine job with this issue. I feel the principal stops trouble before it gets out of control and it shows that EG will not tolerate violence in any way. I commend our principal for being a Christian and standing up for his beliefs no matter what. Again I am very proud I was a gradute of EG and my chidren will be.

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