Gaston Point Elementary School

Public K-5

 1526 Mill Avenue
       Gulfport, MS  39501


 (228) 865-4656

District: Gulfport School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
286th of 397 Mississippi Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.1
Number of students:  271

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.6%
White:
7.7%
Hispanic:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.7%

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Compare Details In 2019, Gaston Point Elementary School ranked worse than 72% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranked last among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Gulfport School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.35. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Gaston Point Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Gulfport School District. Racial makeup is: African American (88.6%), White (7.7%), Hispanic (3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 96.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Gulfport School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gaston Point Elementary School is 18.1. 3 elementary schools in the Gulfport School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Gaston Point Elementary School employs 14.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Gaston Point Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gaston Point Elementary School 286th of 397 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See Gaston Point Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Gulfport School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gulfport School District 40th of 129 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gaston Point Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 50.57 207th 394 47.5%
2009 57.99 170th 392 56.6%
2010 54.94 182nd 403 54.8%
2011 68.09 123rd 418 70.6%
2012 33.50 296th 414 28.5%
2015 41.60 222nd 402 44.8%
2016 31.12 268th 394 32.0%
2017 58.44 161st 406 60.3%
2018 50.61 199th 404 50.7%
2019 30.35 286th 397 28.0%

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

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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.7)
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by a parent
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Open Quote The teachers and staff at this school are caring and spend time with each and every student. The children in this school are happy and eager to learn. Close Quote


by a teacher on FaceBook
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote We are an excellence for all school! We pride ourselves on building relationships and helping students reach their maximum potential! Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote I love this school. We are growing with common core and doing great things. I am very blessed to be a teacher here. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote At Gaston Point, the teachers address the needs of each child, while modeling a love of learning. The faculty,parents,and students work together to create positive learning experiences. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote Gaston Point Elem. is a school that cares for each child's success and their potential and takes the time to identify their learning styles, while working to meet their individual needs. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote Gaston Point Elem. is a great school that takes the time to meet the needs of each student on an individual basis. Close Quote


by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote As a member of the Gaston Point Elementary Family, it is my duty to ensure that we live our mission of Every Decision, What is Best for Children, Every Time! This motto is adhered to on a daily basis. I am proud to call GPE home. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote I believe that Gulfport School District and Gaston Point truly live their motto of "Excellence for All." It is about the individual child. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote The teachers work unrelentingly helping their students meet their academic goals and to be successful in life. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote This is a community friendly school where there is an open door policy. The staff are committed to helping children and go above and beyond to help their students succeed. It is a privilege to work here. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote Gaston Point is a great school that believes "It takes a village to raise a child." The administrator and staff work diligently to prepare EVERY student for middle school and the real world. The school has an open door policy and welcomes the community to volunteer to help with tutoring and mentoring. Thanks Gaston Point for the things you do daily to prepare the future leaders of tomorrow. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote I love my boss and wonderful co-workers and the school staff is great. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote I enjoy working at a job that is different and I love the kids, they make me laugh every day. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote I have worked here 25 years, enjoy working with my supervisor and enjoy kids. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote The Gulfport schools have been blazing the trail for the state of MS by being the only school district in the state to fully implement the Common Core State Standards on behalf of the state department of ed. The teachers have received statewide and local notoriety for their efforts. Two members of the instructional department were selected to serve on the state's national PARCC team. Our district is progressive; for example, all 9th-10th grade students have been provided en e-reader to lighten the load of the book bags. Other technological advances are being made available to our teachers, students, and principals. All core classes have interactive whiteboards. We have redesigned our high school to give students career-based opportunities and early college experience during their junior and senior years. The arts are important to developing a well-rounded student. Our music programs (band, choir, and strings) are among the best in the country and world! How do I know? We continue to win sweepstakes awards each year and have been invited to Disney and Germany to showcase our talents! Athletics? We are the home of state champions in soccer, basketball, and weight lifting. Our Marine ROTC teaches leadership and continues to win state and regional competitions as well. We hold ourselves and our students to high levels of excellence. Gulfport is a great education destination!

SN: Those of us who work for the district may bring our children with us if we live out of district. I'm proud to say, we chose GSD. Best decision we could have made. My children's feeder pattern: West-Gulfport Central Middle-Gulfport High led my sons to honors programs and academic scholarships. This school is no exception! High standards coupled with hard work leads to a successful child. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Open Quote This school adheres to all the strict requirements of the USDA when preparing/serving their meals. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Open Quote Good school and staff! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gaston Point Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 84 127 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 215
1991 69 116 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 190
1992 68 129 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 203
1993 66 127 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 201
1994 64 130 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 204
1995 52 127 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 183
1996 52 127 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 183
1997 37 152 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 194
1998 34 198 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 235
1999 76 255 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2000 59 233 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 304
2001 61 274 10 11 0 n/a n/a 0 356
2002 107 236 11 7 2 n/a n/a 0 363
2003 107 236 11 7 2 n/a n/a 0 363
2004 100 216 3 23 1 n/a n/a 0 343
2005 89 250 9 20 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2006 49 154 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 213
2007 119 327 6 22 3 n/a n/a 0 477
2008 110 362 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 494
2009 112 325 13 27 2 0 0 0 479
2010 46 278 5 12 0 0 0 0 341
2011 19 254 0 3 0 2 0 0 278
2012 15 232 0 2 0 3 1 0 253
2013 12 266 0 2 0 1 0 0 281
2014 19 232 0 7 0 0 1 0 259
2015 18 234 0 3 0 0 7 0 262
2016 17 237 0 5 0 0 4 0 263
2017 21 240 0 8 0 0 2 0 271

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 Point Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 215 10.4 20.6 n/a
1991 190 10.4 18.2 n/a
1992 203 10.4 19.5 51.7
1993 201 10.3 19.5 54.7
1994 204 10.0 20.4 54.9
1995 183 9.9 18.5 56.3
1996 183 9.9 18.5 56.3
1997 194 12.3 15.8 56.7
1998 235 13.5 17.4 58.3
1999 346 17.1 20.2 64.5
2000 304 17.8 17.1 60.9
2001 356 19.7 18.1 64.9
2002 363 23.3 15.6 66.9
2003 363 23.3 15.6 66.9
2004 343 24.3 14.1 89.2
2005 369 22.4 16.5 87.0
2006 213 5.3 40.2 98.6
2007 477 25.5 18.7 91.2
2008 494 27.5 18.0 92.7
2009 479 26.4 18.1 90.8
2010 341 19.7 17.2 93.3
2011 278 16.3 17.0 96.0
2012 253 15.6 16.1 98.0
2013 281 15.5 18.0 98.9
2014 259 14.1 18.3 98.5
2015 262 14.0 18.7 98.9
2016 263 14.0 18.7 98.1
2017 271 14.9 18.1 96.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Gaston Point Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 215 10.4 20.6 n/a
1991 190 10.4 18.2 n/a
1992 203 10.4 19.5 51.7
1993 201 10.3 19.5 54.7
1994 204 10.0 20.4 54.9
1995 183 9.9 18.5 56.3
1996 183 9.9 18.5 56.3
1997 194 12.3 15.8 56.7
1998 235 13.5 17.4 58.3
1999 346 17.1 20.2 64.5
2000 304 17.8 17.1 60.9
2001 356 19.7 18.1 64.9
2002 363 23.3 15.6 66.9
2003 363 23.3 15.6 66.9
2004 343 24.3 14.1 89.2
2005 369 22.4 16.5 87.0
2006 213 5.3 40.2 98.6
2007 477 25.5 18.7 91.2
2008 494 27.5 18.0 92.7
2009 479 26.4 18.1 90.8
2010 341 19.7 17.2 93.3
2011 278 16.3 17.0 96.0
2012 253 15.6 16.1 98.0
2013 281 15.5 18.0 98.9
2014 259 14.1 18.3 98.5
2015 262 14.0 18.7 98.9
2016 263 14.0 18.7 98.1
2017 271 14.9 18.1 96.7

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education.

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