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5-12
Public charter
Gaston, NC
Students enrolled: 787

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320 Pleasant Hill Road
Gaston, NC 27832

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(252) 308-6932
(252) 308-6936
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October 20, 2011
My initial rating of GCP many years ago was a higher than it is now. My children no longer attend there, but I still have relatives that do. I am a former employee and a former parent. Through the years the school has changed a lot. The school is still competitive, but the public schools have stepped up their standards and teaching goals also. It comes down to personal choice. The bottom line is that ALL children everywhere needs to receive a good education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
I am a grandparent and I have observed how well my grandchildren are learning and enjoying this first year at Kipp high school. I love the dedication of the teachers and they really push all the children toward gaining knowledge. I so appreciate this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 01, 2010
My little sister started this year!!!!!!She is now excited to go to school!No alarms needed to wake her!lol

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 30, 2010
Gaston College Prep is a great school because of the wonderful and dedicated staff. The hard working students. It provides students with enrichment, exposure do things some students will not get the chance to experience. It gives students the chance to become more responsible and look to a bright and better future for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
Gaston College Prep has done for our children what other schools have not--expected the best. The kids strive to meet that expectation. Great staff and hard working kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The school not only teaches academics - it teaches how to suceed! My child has become more confident and sure of her abilities since she has been going to KIPP:GCP.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
I love GCP it is preparing my child for the future and showing her how to be responible for her actions

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
I love Gaston College Prep because of the focus on education and college. It also teaches discipline and good study habits that can be used in everyday life and situations.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The faculty and staff provides a great foundation for college success.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
This school has made quite a difference in my children. One is very independent and the other is less so. Both have found what they need at the school. The independent child has found the challenges he needs. My other child has developed the vocabulary and thought processes to increase her self-expression and indepedence. I also like the teacher's broad range of backgrounds. My children enjoy their school experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I appreciate the overwhelming dedication the teachers have for the children and for the profession!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Why do you love Gaston College Prep? It is not like most schools here they give our kids exposure to places and things that many of them would never get at a regular school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2010
This school is exellent any one can attend and it will teach your child great resprect.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 23, 2009
The school can speak for itself...all of the Pride of 2009 got into college...no other school here or in the near by counties can come close to this....when I say got into college, they not only got in to the one of their choice most of these students were accepted into two or more

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
Kipp GCP/Pride High is an okay school I've attended it since the 6th grade and I still don't it. the teachers try to bring the students down most of the teachers at the highschool act as if they don't know how to teach and a wide percentage of the students can care less about school and work its a mess. We are an extrodinary school... extra ordinary.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2008
I am a sophmore at KPHS i however went to GCP from 5-8th grade. There were times when I said that I was ready to leave or that it was to stressful for me to handle. I finally realize that it was the best for me. I could have gone to Warren County High but I wouldn't have made the friends that I did. I wouldn't have the support and love that I do. We do have the normal high school drama and the few people that don't like each other. But all in all we are a family and when my family was fallen apart my KPHS family was pickin me up. You can bash them or say they go to school to long and have to much homework , but in the end I don't know where i would be without them today.

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
I'm a parent and I'm just thrilled with the individualized attention given to my son by the staff at GCP. I appreciate most the lines of communication I have with not only the teachers but with the principal directly.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2008
i am a student at gaston college prep and my fist year there was awsome you don't just meet friends you experience new oppertunities that may never come again. I deeply recommend this school. go 2013

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2008
i am a student at GCP . a member of the pride of 2013 . i reccomend GCP to anyone who wants a bright future and can handle a challenge .

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
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December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
I loved GCP since the moment I stepped into the building. The teachers are interesting and really care about students. I learned so much, not only academically but also about social issues around the world. After graduation from GCP, I continued on to their high school, KIPP Pride High School. Here the teachers have a lot of trust in the students and there are so many opportunities for those who want them. Unfortunately I was only at KPHS for two years because with the help of Ms. Sanborn, who continued to believe in me even when I didn t, I was accepted to NCSSM (The North Carolina School of Science and Math), at which I'm currently a junior. KPHS is an academically rigorous school, but your children will gain much more than just an education by being constantly surrounded by outstanding students and amazing teachers, (not to mention an exceptional principal!) :)

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
Overrall this is a good school. The only problems is the teachers are always on the students and not in a good way. They look for flaws in the students in order to fuss at them and cause trouble. Also the teachers are not as stellar as they may seem.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2007
Well Kipp:Pride high is and exellent school to attend, but i have to say that the rules are a little strict but once you get used 2 it it's just like any other school with longer hours and better results.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2007
My daughter has attend GCP for the past 3 years. She was already a good student, but this school pushed her outside of her comfort zone and has made her better all the way around. I think that her math and english teachers are great. They were fully committed to education both inside and outside of the classroom. The other teachers were mostly above average with only a couple below average. I am not a supporter of the Saturday schools that are held each month. I also believe that some school time should be devoted to extracurricular activities such as junior beta club, science club, etc. Parent involvement should be more. A good PTA would help the school, but it is not encourage. This school is the best in the area.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2006
I think this is a great charter school because it teaches me that I can't depend on others in the future! When I went to other schools I never wanted to talk about college and/or a job, but now I have planned my job and college life out!

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2005
GCP began with a vision from an audacious(learned that word from my 7th grader who attends GCP)pioneer, who undoubtedly believes that all children have the ability to succeed and will succeed when the triangle of success is in working progress-that is, the student, parent, and educator. I am exceedingly glad to be able to give a 'shout out' to the GCP staff, students, and parents. They deserve it! If you ever want to see students and staff working hard toward success, then drop on by GCP in Gaston. You will be amazed! I promise! A thankful parent

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2004
GCP is definately one of the best school I have ever been to in my 13 years of my life! At our school we work so hard and are rewarded by it in two ways. Trips and opportuunities out of class and also the best education we can get! GCP is ahead on every thing. Students in the 6th grade take classes in pre-algebra and the 7th graders take Algebra 1. Hands down Gaston College Prep. is the best school in North Carolina, and we wish to change the world and be sucessful in life when our first class graduates in 2009!

- submitted by a student
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Gaston College Preparatory
320 Pleasant Hill Road, Gaston, NC  27832
(252) 308-6932
Last modified Gaston College Preparatory is a Charter school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gaston College Preparatory Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top