Learn more about public, charter, and private schools in Gaston and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Counties

Gaston County Public School District

Gaston County is home to an exemplary school district that serves a number of different elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the many wonderful communities here. Known for its outstanding and highly skilled employees, this district is committed to preparing every student for post-secondary success.

About This District

Quick Facts

Students Served: 32,045
Teachers: 1,950
Graduation Rate: 88.3%
Total Number of Schools: 55

Special Programs

Academically and Intellectually Gifted Programs
English as a Second Language (ESL)
STEM Programs

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School District

Serving Charlotte, Lake Wylie, and a number of other communities throughout Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District is renowned for its advanced curriculums and highly skilled education professionals. Serving more than 146,000 students in 170 schools, this school district sets high standards for its students in order to foster greater opportunities later in life.

About This District

Quick Facts

Students Served: 147,359
Teachers: 19,163
Graduation Rate: 89.4%
Total Number of Schools: 176

Special Programs

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Magnet Programs
Advanced Placement (AP)

Charlotte & Magnet Schools

Charter schools are an excellent opportunity for students searching for a more rigorous or concentrated education. Charter schools are public schools that are independently run, meaning they don't have to operate under some of the guidelines as regular district schools. Because of this, charter schools are expected to have greater performance levels and more specialized curriculums than traditional district schools

Charter Schools by Area


Private Schools

Gaston County and Charlotte are both home to a number of private schools, providing additional education opportunities for students and families residing in these areas.

Gaston County Private Schools

Charlotte Private Schools

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