KIPP GCP Middle School
We believe that our students will make the world a better place. We believe that the strength of our school comes from our Pride, a group of strong lions hungry for knowledge, college and power, but also our individual and collective desire to strive for excellence in all that we do.
Applying for KIPP Gaston began on January 14th. A lottery for admission will be held in April if KIPP Gaston receives more applications than can be accommodated at a particular grade level. Click here to apply.
Working together as a family, we know that the success of the individual and the success of the community are tied together in what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as the “the fabric of inescapable mutuality.”
Because we work hard, we are proud of our growth and our accomplishments. We believe in bravery because we confront ignorance, racism, abuse, and corruption. We believe in urgency because our kids are in a race where the front-runners have a giant head start. We don’t believe that time is money; we believe time is a precious opportunity to change lives and cannot be wasted any more than water can be spilled in a desert.
We believe in self-awareness and understand the necessity of modeling what we expect of our students because as James Baldwin writes, “Children have never listened to adults, but they have never failed to imitate them.” We believe in passion because this is what ignites our fire and sustains our drive. Our passions push us to explore, to engage in diverse and exciting activities, ask questions, seek solutions to problems and set and reach personal goals – not only in school, but in life.
NC School Report Cards
Each year, the state of North Carolina releases School Report Cards to provide educators, parents, policy-makers, and others with common metrics and data for public and public charter school performance, student growth, and student achievement. Schools receive School Performance Grades, with 80 percent of the grade based on the school achievement score and 20 percent of the grade based on academic growth. KIPP ENC also utilizes other metrics, such as ACT scores, AP exam passing rates, and college completion rates, to measure and reflect on the success of our students and schools.
NC School Report Cards: KIPP Gaston
2019-2020 School Report Card**
School Performance Grade: C
School Performance Score: 63
**On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education approved North Carolina’s request to waive spring statewide assessments, accountability ratings, and certain reporting requirements for the 2019-2020 school year due to widespread school closures related to COVID-19. This means that the 2019-20 report card data is actually from the 2018-19 school year.
Click here to view the full 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Serving grades 5th-8th
Leader: Shawna Mayo
320 Pleasant Hill Road
Gaston, NC 27832