2005 Award Winners
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
Academic Achievement
KIPP Gaston College Preparatory

KIPP Gaston College Preparatory
Gaston, N.C.

School Statistics
Total Enrollment: 254
Type of School: Public
Location/Size of School: Rural School
Receive Free/Reduced Lunch: 70%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 30:1

KIPP Gaston College Preparatory (KIPP GCP) is built on the proverb, “The strength of the pride is the lion, and the strength of the lion is the pride.” The majority of KIPP GCP students are poor, African-American kids living in Northampton and Halifax counties, two of the most economically distressed and educationally disadvantaged areas in North Carolina. For the past three years, KIPP GCP has been named a North Carolina School of Excellence. It has twice been named one of the 25 most improved schools in North Carolina, and in 2002–03 was named North Carolina’s sixth best school out of more than 2,200.