Gates County is a friendly rural community of approximately 11,000 people located in northeast North Carolina. Gates County Public Schools employs over 300 full-time employees and is the largest employer in the county. Gates County Public Schools has 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school and an alternative school with a population of just over 1600. Our mission is to develop an education environment which prepares students for success in a changing world. We are proud of our schools and pride ourselves on the sense of family that exists in our school system.