KIPP GCP Primary School
KIPP GCP Primary School is a family that nurtures and supports children as they grow through guided investigations of our world to begin their journeys to colleges, careers, and lives of joy and purpose.
Applications 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.
Two statements encapsulate our values and vision into primary student-friendly mottos: Cubs can. Cubs care. These statements represent the values we prioritize in our development of moral character based on life experience and the work of Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson.
“Cubs can” encompasses the character traits of optimism, persistence, integrity, and self-control. A cub can when he attends to his needs independently and with self-control. He can tie his own shoes to keep himself safe; he can clean up a mess when he spills something; he can talk out a problem with a classmate; he can sit in the peace chair to calm down if he gets upset. “Cubs care” actualizes love, zest, gratitude, and respect.
Our guiding motto encourages our students to care about school and the people there, which they display by approaching tasks with interest and curiosity. A cub cares when she speaks kindly to others, asks probing questions in class, and shares her materials and helps others.
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 Kindergarten‑4th
Leader: Heather Acree
320 Pleasant Hill Road
Gaston, NC 27832