Mcdowell High School

600 Mcdowell High Dr

Marion, NC 28752

Tel: (828)652-7920
Grades: 9-12

1,318 students

Mcdowell High School serves 1,318 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Mcdowell High School operates within the Mcdowell County s School District.
The school district's 74% graduation rate is equal to the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1318 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,318 students
Mcdowell High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Mcdowell High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mcdowell High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Mcdowell High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Mcdowell High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
8%
13%
Mcdowell High School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
3%
27%
Mcdowell High School Black (1988-2012)
White
81%
52%
Mcdowell High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mcdowell High School Sch Ethnicity Mcdowell High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.33 0.44
Mcdowell High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
44%
45%
Mcdowell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
10%
8%
Mcdowell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,636 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Mcdowell County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
4
Number of Students Managed 7,636 1,682
Mcdowell County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 74% 74%
Mcdowell County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $56 MM $19 MM
Mcdowell County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $58 MM $18 MM
Mcdowell County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,449 $11,105
Mcdowell County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,765 $10,880
Mcdowell County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mcdowell Early Colle High School (3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is East Mcdowell Junior High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marion Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MarionEast Mcdowell Junior High School
    676 State St
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-7711
    0 mi | 597 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • MarionMarion Elementary School
    209 Robert St
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-2141
    0.6 mi | 598 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • MarionEastfield Elementary School
    Magnet School
    170 Eastfield School Rd
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-3730
    Magnet School

    0.6 mi | 485 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • MarionWest Mcdowell Junior High School
    346 West Mcdowell Jr High R
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-3390
    2.4 mi | 731 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • MarionMcdowell Early Colle High School
    54 College Dr
    MarionNC 28752
    (828)652-6021
    3 mi | 194 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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Marion, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.02, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Marion is Frances Slocum Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.