North Gaston High School

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North Gaston High School
1133 Ratchford Drive
Dallas, North Carolina 28034
Coordinates 35°20′04″N 81°10′39″W / 35.33444°N 81.17750°W / 35.33444; -81.17750
Established 1971
School district Gaston County Schools
Category Public School
Principal Judy Moore
Staff 81[1]
Enrollment 1,109[2]
Color(s) Gold and Black
Athletics conference Big South (3A)
Team name Wildcats
Rivals East Gaston

North Gaston High School is a public high school in the Gaston County Schools school district located in Dallas, North Carolina, United States. Its attendance range covers the central portion of northern Gaston County and it also serves the communities of Hardins, High Shoals, Ashebrook Park, Spencer Mountain, and parts of North Gastonia, as well as the surrounding rural areas. Judy Moore serves as principal. Assistant principals are Doug Doorley, Mary Beth Edwards, and Tonnell Oliphant. Gary Shaw serves as athletic director.[1] Feeder Middle Schools are W.C. Friday and Holbrook.[3]


North Gaston opened shortly after the merger of Gastonia City Schools, Gaston County Schools, and Cherryville City Schools; replacing Dallas High School and serving the central portion of northern Gaston County. The building was constructed at a cost of $2.5 million, or $14.8 million in current value.[4]


  • John McClure (1971-1977)*
  • Milton Shellman (1977-1982)
  • James Costner (1982-1991)
  • William "Butch" Adams (1991-1994)
  • Steve Laws (1994-1997)
  • Charles Ashley (1997-2000)
  • Gary Short (2000-2002)
  • Christine Kisner (2002-2004)
  • Brent Boone (2004-2011)
  • Judy Moore (2011-present)

(*) Dallas High School principal (1968-1971)


Situated on 100 acres of land, the original single building was joined by a separate new classroom wing and a second gymnasium some years later.[4]

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Academic clubs[edit]

Extracurricular clubs[edit]



  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Bible Club
  • Book Club
  • Drama Club
  • Engineering Club
  • NTHS
  • Drama Club
  • GSA Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America
  • French Club
  • Project Unify
  • Renaissance Club
  • Spanish Club
  • HOSA (health occupation students of America)
  • Student Government


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "North Gaston High School". Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "History". Gaston County Schools. Retrieved February 15, 2016.