Gates County Schools

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Gates County Schools
Gates County, North Carolina
United States
District information
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Superintendent Barry Williams
Schools 5
Budget $ 20,848,000
District ID 3701680[1]
Students and staff
Students 1,872
Teachers 148.00 (on FTE basis)
Staff 159.74 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 12.65:1
Other information

Gates County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Gates County, North Carolina. Its five schools serve 1,872 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Gates County Schools had a total population of 1,872 students and 148.00 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 12.65:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 50% male to 50% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 59%; Black, 36%; Hispanic, 1%; American Indian, 0%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 0% (two or more races: 3%).[2] For the same school year, 52.38% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Gates County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a five-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's First District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The five members of the Board of Education generally meet on the first Monday of each month. The current members of the board are: G. Douglas Lilley (Chair), Glendale P. Boone (Vice-Chair, Leslie S. Byrum, Ray Felton, and Claire R. Whitehurst.[5]


The current superintendent of the system is Barry Williams. He took over as superintendent in January, 2012, from the interim superintendent Earl Norfleet. Williams was originally from Appalachia, Virginia, but was most recently superintendent of the Rangely School District RE-4 in Rangely, Colorado.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Gates County Schools has five schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those five schools are separated into one high schools, one middle school, and three elementary schools.[7]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Central Middle School (Gatesville)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Buckland Elementary School (Gates)
  • Gatesville Elementary School (Gatesville)
  • T. S. Cooper Elementary School (Sunbury)


The Gates County Schools system has had one school listed as a Blue Ribbon School: Gatesville Elementary School (1986–87).[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Gates County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Board Members". Gates County Schools. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bryant, Cal (January 18, 2012). "New Beginnings". The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gates County Schools". North Carolina's School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 1982–2002" (PDF). US Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 

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