346 West Mcdowell Junior High
Marion, NC 28752
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
West Mcdowell Middle School serves 600 students in grades 6-8.
West Mcdowell Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

West Mcdowell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

West Mcdowell Middle School's student population of 600 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
600 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

West Mcdowell Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Mcdowell Middle School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1231 out of 2571 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
14%
18%
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Black
3%
25%
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White
79%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
6%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 600 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.36 (Btm 50%)

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