Gates County Senior High School

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Gates County Senior High School
88 US Hwy 158W
Gatesville, NC 27938

Gatesville, North Carolina
Coordinates 36°26′51″N 76°42′17″W / 36.447382°N 76.704625°W / 36.447382; -76.704625Coordinates: 36°26′51″N 76°42′17″W / 36.447382°N 76.704625°W / 36.447382; -76.704625
Type Public
Established 1962
School district Gates County Schools
NCES School ID 370168000720[1]
Principal Tammi Ward
Assistant principals Jeremy Wright
Teaching staff 47.00 (FTE)
Enrollment 590
Campus Rural
Color(s) Red and white          
Athletics conference Tar Roanoke
Nickname Red Barons

Gates County Senior High School (often just called Gates County High School) is a public, co-educational secondary school located in Gatesville, North Carolina. It is the only high school in the Gates County Schools system.

School information[edit]

For the 2010–2011 school year, Gates County Senior High School had a total population of 590 students and 47.00 teachers on a (FTE) basis. The student population had a gender ratio of 51.86% male to 48.14% female. The demographic group makeup of the student population was: White, 57.46%; Hispanic, 1.02%; Black, 39.15%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.34%; and American Indian, 0.17% (two or more races, 1.86%). For the same school year, 43.22% of the students received free or reduced-cost lunches.[1]


The school was opened in 1962 after the consolidation of the former Gatesville High School and Sunbury High School.[2]


High School was ranked as a Bronze Level school by the U.S. News & World Report.[3]


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year, Gates County Senior High is a 1A school in the Tar Roanoke Conference.[4] The Gates County mascot is the Red Barons, wearing the school colors of red and white.[5]


The current principal is Tammi Ward. She took over from Geneva Saunders in 2011.[6] The assistant principal is Jeremy Wright.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Gates County Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Frank (June 5, 1998). "Half a Century of Schooling Ends for Sunbury Building". The Virginian-Pilot. p. B1. 
  3. ^ "Gates County Senior High". U. S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gates County High School". MaxPreps. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bryant, Cal (February 23, 2011). "Saunders out at GCHS". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Administration". Gates County High School website. Schoolwires, Inc. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 

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