Mcdowell High School

  • Mcdowell High School serves 1,643 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Mcdowell High School's student population of 1,643 students has grown by 32% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,643 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mcdowell High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mcdowell High School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1737 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
17%
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Black
4%
26%
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White
81%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mcdowell High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.330.46
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Graduation Rate
88%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mcdowell High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMcDowell County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marion East Mcdowell Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 558 students
    0.0 miles
    676 State Street
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-7711
    0.0 6-8 558
  • Marion Eastfield Global Magnet
    Grades: PK-5 | 337 students
    0.6 miles
    170 Eastfield School Road
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-3730
    0.6 PK-5 337
  • Marion Marion Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 388 students
    0.6 miles
    209 Robert Street
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-2141
    0.6 PK-5 388
  • Marion West Mcdowell Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 591 students
    2.4 miles
    346 West Mcdowell Junior High
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-3390
    2.4 6-8 591
  • Marion Mcdowell Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 235 students
    2.6 miles
    176 Lukin St
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-1040
    2.6 6-12 235

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