Ashbrook High School (North Carolina)

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Ashbrook High School
2222 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
Coordinates 35°14′38″N 81°07′38″W / 35.24389°N 81.12722°W / 35.24389; -81.12722Coordinates: 35°14′38″N 81°07′38″W / 35.24389°N 81.12722°W / 35.24389; -81.12722
Established 1970
School district Gaston County Schools
Category Public School
Principal Rebecca Wilson
Staff 115[1]
Enrollment 1,431[2]
Color(s) Kelly green and white
Fight song "On Gastonia"
Athletics conference Big South (3A)
Mascot Mighty Green Wave
Team name Green Wave
Rivals Hunter Huss

Ashbrook High School is a public high school in the Gaston County Schools public school district located in Gastonia, NC. The school was the result of the merger of two former senior high schools, Holbrook Senior High and Ashley Senior High.[citation needed] The first class graduated in 1971. Its attendance range covers most of the central and eastern portions of the City of Gastonia, as well as the towns of Ranlo and Lowell, and the community of Springdale.

The school's most famous alumnus is retired basketball player James Worthy, player for the 1982 NCAA National Champion University of North Carolina and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.[3] Other notable alumni include MLB baseball player Wes Helms[4] and NBA veteran Darrell Armstrong of the New Jersey Nets.[5]

Rebecca Wilson serves as principal. Assistant principals are Laura Costner, Michael Hewitt, Melissa Knick.[1] Feeder Middle Schools are W.P. Grier, Cramerton, Holbrook, and Southwest.


Ashbrook High School last won the North Carolina State Football Championship in 2002 as well as the Baseball State Championship in 2003.[citation needed] The current Athletic Director is Jake Eccles.[1] In 2015, the Ashbrook men's basketball team made it to the 3A state championship basketball game, but lost to Terry Sanford 67-60 at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill.


  1. ^ a b c "Staff Directory". Gaston County Schools. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2017 to 2021 NCHSAA Realignment Classification" (PDF). North Carolina High School Athletics Association. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "James Worthy Bio". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ Wes Helms: Biography and Career Highlights, retrieved 2008-08-28 
  5. ^ Darrell Armstrong Statistics, archived from the original on 16 September 2008, retrieved 2008-08-28 

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