Mcdowell High School

Mcdowell High School serves 1,241 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Mcdowell High School operates within the Mcdowell County s School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1241 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,241 students
Mcdowell High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mcdowell High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Mcdowell High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mcdowell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Mcdowell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
9%
15%
Mcdowell High School Black Students (1995-2014)
Black
4%
26%
Mcdowell High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
83%
51%
Mcdowell High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Mcdowell High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Mcdowell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.30 0.45
Mcdowell High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
47%
Mcdowell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Mcdowell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,311 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,740 is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,993 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name Mcdowell County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
1
Number of Students Managed 6,311 1,120
Mcdowell County s School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 73% 76%
Mcdowell County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $59 MM $18 MM
Mcdowell County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $60 MM $18 MM
Mcdowell County s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,740 $10,864
Mcdowell County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,993 $10,591
Mcdowell County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Mcdowell Early College High School (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is East Mcdowell Junior High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eastfield Global Magnet School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MarionEast Mcdowell Junior High School
    Grades: 7-9 | 641 students676 State St
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-7711
    07-9641
  • MarionEastfield Global Magnet School
    Magnet School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 449 students170 Eastfield School Rd
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-3730
    0.6PK-8449
  • MarionMarion Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 448 students209 Robert St
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-2141
    0.6PK-6448
  • MarionWest Mcdowell Junior High School
    2.4 miles | Grades: 7-9 | 764 students346 Mcdowell High School Rd
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-3390
    2.47-9764
  • MarionMcdowell Early College High School
    3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 177 students54 College Dr
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)659-0411
    39-12177

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