Gaston Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 4550 US Highway 411
       Gadsden, AL  35901


(256) 547-8828

District: Etowah County

SchoolDigger Rank:
269th of 692 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,023 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  260

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.4%
Hispanic:
5.8%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 27, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gaston Elementary School ranks better than 61.1% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranks 9th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Etowah County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.4%), Hispanic (5.8%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gaston Elementary School is 16. 7 elementary schools in the Etowah County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gaston Elementary School is $7,023, which is the lowest among 11 elementary schools in the Etowah County School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Gaston Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gaston Elementary School 269th of 692 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Gaston Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Etowah County:

SchoolDigger ranks Etowah County 43rd of 132 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gaston Elementary School

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2019 70.45 173rd 681 74.6%
2021 58.54 269th 692 61.1%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Gaston Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 220 19 0 15 1 0 19 0 274
2020 215 12 0 17 1 0 16 0 261
2021 222 9 0 15 0 0 14 0 260

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Gaston Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 274 16.4 16.7 66.8
2020 261 17.4 15.0 64.8
2021 260 16.2 16.0 65

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Gaston Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 274 16.4 16.7 66.8
2020 261 17.4 15.0 64.8
2021 260 16.2 16.0 65

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Gaston Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $864 (12.3%) $6,158 (87.7%) $7,023

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Gaston Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 173rd of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 269th of 692 Elementary schools
 13.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Gaston Elementary School)6017.9
 42.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)65.134.8
 30.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.530
 27.5%
4th Grade Mathematics (Gaston Elementary School)41.727.8
 13.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)52.429.1
 23.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.323.9
 23.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Gaston Elementary School)48.43.5
 44.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)52.222.4
 29.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.924.4
 20.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gaston Elementary School)62.531.3
 31.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)46.119.9
 26.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)45.322.3
 23%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students274260
 5.1%
African American199
 52.6%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic1515
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1914
 26.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.8%65%
 1.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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