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McDowell High School

Marion, NC


McDowell High School
600 McDowell High School Dr
Marion, NC  28752
Phone: 828-652-7920
McDowell County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
4

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,502
Type: Regular School  
McDowell High School

McDowell High School


State Ranking

#327
Statewide High School Ranking: McDowell High School is ranked #327 out of 529 of the best high schools in North Carolina (38th percentile). Click the link to see all 529 high schools.


Overall, McDowell High School is a 4-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in McDowell County, NC. McDowell High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,502 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

96.6
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: McDowell High School had a Student Growth Score of 96.6. This placed McDowell High School in the 96th percentile of 2368 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 16 37th 17.3
Math 18 35th 18.8
Reading 17.8 38th 18.9
Science 17.8 40th 18.6
Writing 5.6 46th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at McDowell High School stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 15% - Level 1
 15% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 24% - Level 1
 24% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 529
Math 512
Composite Score 1041
SAT Participation Rate 35 %

McDowell High School had an average SAT score of 1041 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #151 out of 478 NC high schools (68th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at McDowell High School was 35% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 88% - McDowell High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 88% - McDowell High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 2%
 Black - 2%
 Hispanic - 11%
 Hispanic - 11%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 83%
 White - 83%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at McDowell High School for the 2017-2018 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2017-2018 school year. Rankings for McDowell High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
West McDowell Junior High School 5 0.3 miles Marion, NC Regular 6-8
Marion Elementary School 7 1.6 miles Marion, NC Regular PK-5
Pleasant Gardens Elementary School 6 2.0 miles Marion, NC Regular PK-5
East McDowell Junior High School 3 2.2 miles Marion, NC Regular 6-8
McDowell AEC 6 2.6 miles Marion, NC Regular 6-12
Eastfield Global Magnet School 5 2.8 miles Marion, NC Regular PK-5
McDowell Early College 9 4.9 miles Marion, NC Regular 9-13
West Marion Elementary School 5 5.4 miles Marion, NC Regular PK-5
Nebo Elementary School 5 6.1 miles Nebo, NC Regular PK-5
Glenwood Elementary School 7 6.3 miles Marion, NC Regular PK-5
North Cove Elementary School 7 6.4 miles Marion, NC Regular PK-5
Old Fort Elementary School 6 9.5 miles Old Fort, NC Regular PK-5
South Toe Elementary School 8 13.1 miles Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
Glen Alpine Elementary School 5 14.5 miles Morganton, NC Regular PK-5
Harris Middle School 8 15.0 miles Spruce Pine, NC Regular 6-8
Deyton Elementary School 7 15.1 miles Spruce Pine, NC Regular 3-5
W A Young Elementary School 6 15.1 miles Morganton, NC Regular PK-5
Table Rock Middle School 7 15.7 miles Morganton, NC Regular 6-8
Pinnacle Elementary School 9 16.0 miles Rutherfordton, NC Regular PK-5
Oak Hill Elementary School 6 16.5 miles Morganton, NC Regular PK-5