• Jamie Killian

School Days: Your guide to public school options in the City of Belmont

Parents everywhere know that school zones play a role in determining where to live. Whether you’re thinking of moving to the area (check out some recent listings) or you’re already here and are looking at neighborhood school options, Gaston County Schools utilizes edulog’s query system to link residents to their neighborhood school, making these search a piece of cake (which honestly we could all use right now, literally and figuratively). If enrolling for the first time, check out the website for deadlines and to-do’s for registration.

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As a continuation of our school series, we will begin highlighting public schools around the county.


First up: Belmont.


With a population of just over 12,000, Belmont is growing quickly. There are four elementary schools, a brand new middle school and two high schools serving the city’s school-aged population. The new middle school, welcoming students for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year, features a modern design, science labs, and new athletic fields.


Elementary Schools

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Serving the River District and Main Street areas of Belmont, Page Primary School and Belmont Central are sister schools, together serving grades Pre-K through Grade 5. These schools are close to neighboring Catawba River Antique Mall, Stowe Park and Twister Sugar— the perfect after school treat!


Page Primary School

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 415 Ewing Dr., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Grades: Pre-K- 1st

Student population: 345

Student/teacher ratio: 11:1


Belmont Central

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 310 Eagle Rd., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Grades: 2-5

Student population: 725

Student/teacher ratio: 17:1


On the north side of town, just across I-85, both Catawba Heights Elementary and North Belmont Elementary neighbor Belmont Abbey College, whose rich history has heavily impacted the city, the lovely Thirsty Dog and the Stowe Family YMCA, with river access not far away.


Catawba Heights

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 101 Ivey St., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Grades: Pre-K- 5th

Student population: 320

Student/teacher ratio: 11:1


North Belmont Elementary

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 210 School St., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Grades: Pre-K- 5th

Student population: 400

Student/teacher ratio: 11:1

Middle School


Regardless of where you land in Belmont, all students grades six through eight will roam the halls of the brand new Belmont Middle School campus, nearby South Point High School’s campus, a few miles from local staycation spot, The Villa at Water’s Edge.


Belmont Middle School

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 1020 South Point Rd., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Student population: 715

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

High Schools

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After attending Belmont Middle School, students are then divided into north and south districts. Located in the north district, along the Stuart Cramer Trail, is Stuart W. Cramer High School. There’s plenty to do outdoors for those zoned for Stuart Cramer High School, located near neighboring downtown Cramerton. For South Point High School, neighborhoods like Belle Meade and South Point Ridge stay nearby to round out their grade school years.


South Point High School

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 906 S. Point Rd., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grades: 9-12

Student population: 1,000

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Stuart W. Cramer High School

Map Courtesy of Gaston County Schools

Address: 101 Lakewood Rd., Belmont

Bell Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grades: 9-12

Student population: 1,050

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1