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McDowell County Schools is a public school district located in Marion, NC. It has 5,931 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
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McDowell County Schools Reviews
Love the people and community-driven education. People in the school system around McDowell County focus on pushing their students towards academic success. The administration around the schools begins its support from the early stages of elementary school. The close-knit community of schools aide each other for the greater success of its students. As students climb the ladder, the schools make sure the students have traveled through their selected path in hopes of attaining the desired career.
I was technically homeschooled, but I attended Mcdowell Technical Community college while I was in High School via the dual enrollment program. It was an amazing experience. I was able to earn my Associates Degree in Science and my high school diploma within a month of each other. The faculty and staff are incredible. They work hard to make sure each and every student succeeds. The professors are remarkable! I could not have asked for a better place to prepare myself for college.
Excellent teachers, after school activities, and the most incredible community support. Our community constantly supports and motivates the students, and faculty.