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Dallas, NC
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1133 Ratchford Road
Dallas, NC 28034

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(704) 922-5285
(704) 922-7486
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August 25, 2014
It is a lovely school. All the teachers are nice. I haven't seen a lot of bullying.

- submitted by a student

October 21, 2013
Overall great school. Has lot of caring teachers that do more than they have to do. My child has Autism so I believe for the most part he gets an equal opportunity to learn and do the things all the other children get to do. Most staff are caring and want my child to be successful.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2010
In response to the review on June 13, 2010...North Gaston and Mr. Boone must be doing something right. They are a school of distinction this year. My son is a senior and has always had teachers willing to work with him, and an administrative staff that has always looked out for his best interest. I hope that North Gaston continues to affect hundreds of students this year as they have done in the past, with a teaching staff that continues to challenge students to do their best in a caring, nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2010
The administration at North Gaston needs to be replaced, starting with Mr.Boone. In my opinion he's not qualified to be a prinicipal and i feel North Gaston has suffered because of him. He stands up for teachers who do not care about their students, such as Mrs. Giacobbe. She doesn't seem to want to help her students achieve success and has a very rude and poor attitude. Someone needs to make some changes at that school soon because as things stand it will continue to affect hundreds of upcoming students and their education.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2009
North Gaston is a nurturing ans supportive place to learn and grow into an adult.

- submitted by a community member

August 29, 2009
I graduated in '06 played football for 3 years and have a successful and promising career I was well equipped for lifes economic battles. Thanks to my teachers, principal boone, coach clark thanks for everything

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2009
Teachers are way under paid!! I believe this contributes to 'Some' teachers will not stay in touch with parents on keeping up with how student is doing, until its about to late. I have e-mails that take 1 to 1-/2 weeks before i get a reply. They are so busy due to student per teacher ratio. Lets praise the teachers give them the pay they deserve per class performance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 27, 2008
I have a son who has been at this school for two years and the faculty and staff are great. You can't blame the school for non parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 10, 2008
My child has been at NOGA for three years. In that time with the exception of a couple of higher level math teachers she has had wonderful teachers. I do feel the school administration and the guidance office should do more about parent communications.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2008
There are too many students per teacher ratio at North Gaston due to the busing of students out of district,mainly because of Highland Tech. The EOC'S seem to be more important to the school Board than realizing the specific needs of each individual child.We need more Guidance Counselors like.Ms.Ms.Daniels Daniels l..MsMrs.Daniels who really care where each student is and to lead them in the right pathway to suit their

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 19, 2008
North Gaston High School was a very clean school in the 70's and 80's and students had pride in thier school, Teachers were local and grew up in the community and were a big part of the development. Now the school is dirty, and need of repair, lights need to be fixed, and lockers need replaced, the parking lot is broken and the overall appearance is poor. The sports program is football, other sports take a back seat, if your child is not on the football team, or a cheerleader they are treated as second class citizens.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2008
While North Gaston might not have the best reputation, it has a great principal and assistant principals at the helm now. As a whole, the school is working very hard to achieve the level of success that is necessary for its students to do well in this now global society. Rome was not built in a day... stick with us.

- submitted by a teacher

January 03, 2008
I have been extremely worried about the quality of education from this school since attending my stepson's parent/teacher conferences 2 years ago. All of his teachers had a pessimistic view of the students in their classes and a defeatist attitude in general. I was told that they have no control over their classes and no way to ensure improvement. The students know that they can do whatever they want and nothing can be done to them. Sports (football in particular) and cheerleading appear to take precedence over education here. I have also witnessed special treatment given to the 'star' football players and cheerleaders, where the average student would have been severely punished. I am extremely concerned about the future of this school. I have 2 younger children who will definitely not be attending NG if drastic changes are not made.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2007
I have to say I totally agree with the previous review. I, too, am a NOGA alumni who has lost all respect for NG. There seems to be NO discipline or focus from either students or staff. Administration should be reorganized with a staff who can make our school a place of learning instead of a place kids goof and get high while teachers look the other way!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2006
As a lifetime resident of Dallas, a former student at NOGA and the parent of a former student at NOGA, I regret that I can not say anything positive about the current or recent staff and program at NOGA. Discipline has been ineffective at the school for quite some time. Theft of student posessions is rife and respect for students and staff is minimal. My child is currently attending another high school in Gaston County and the differance is like night and day.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2004
North Gaston is a place of getting dumb and slack it seem they dont worrie about each student but just to pass them for the money.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2004
As a former student of North Gaston I strongly recommend North Gaston to any parent who is struggling with trying to find a school for there kid to go to. Even though people may belittle North Gaston, Noga is the best school ever. Im not just saying that because I went there, because it really is a great school.

- submitted by a student

July 30, 2004
North Gaston is more than likely the worst High School in Gaston County. There are more fights there than any other school and the teachers seem to have NO control over what happens in the school. It is very racially separated. I would not advise anyone to send there children there.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2003
Well, I think that North Gaston High school is the most worst school that at parent could ever send their children to. Some of the teachers will send their students out of the classroom for no reason. I know cause one day my child came home and told me that she was having problem's with a teacher, I told my child not to tell the teacher that I was going to come by to see if my child was telling the truth. That next day I went to the class the teacher was yelling at my child and the rest of the class. I just dont think that it is right...

- submitted by a parent

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North Gaston High School
1133 Ratchford Road, Dallas, NC  28034
(704) 922-5285
Last modified North Gaston High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Gaston High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top