Mcdowell

  • Mcdowell serves 235 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (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 40-44% (which is lower 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 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Mcdowell's student population of 235 students has grown by 201% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students235 students
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Mcdowell by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2401 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mcdowell and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mcdowell and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Hispanic
7%
17%
Black
3%
26%
White
86%
49%
Two or more races
4%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mcdowell.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.260.46
Graduation Rate40-59%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Mcdowell and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
53%
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
    2.5 miles
    676 State Street
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-7711
    2.5 6-8 558
  • Marion Marion Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 388 students
    2.5 miles
    209 Robert Street
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-2141
    2.5 PK-5 388
  • Marion Mcdowell High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1643 students
    2.6 miles
    600 Mcdowell High School Dr
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-7920
    2.6 9-12 1643
  • Marion West Mcdowell Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 591 students
    2.8 miles
    346 West Mcdowell Junior High
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-3390
    2.8 6-8 591
  • Marion Eastfield Global Magnet
    Grades: PK-5 | 337 students
    3.0 miles
    170 Eastfield School Road
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828)652-3730
    3.0 PK-5 337

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