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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
McDowell County Schools is a public school district located in Welch, WV. It has 3,200 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
About McDowell County Schools...
Address
30 Central Avenue
Welch, WV 24801
Telephone
(304) 436-8441
Website

McDowell County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1010
45 responses
Average ACT
20
103 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,200
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,430
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$53,609,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,853/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    7%

McDowell County Schools Reviews

2 reviews
Be watchful of teachers using their authority for childish reasons. The Iaeger Elem had great teachers that worked with my child to be the best, against the BOE. The BOE did very little to help my child, We pushes really hard to get my child the appropriate help with her dyslexia.
A problem with all three schools, you can rarely get a phone call through because it’s busy. Schedule for activities changes often. Our family has schedules that vary due to work . We try to prepare our schedules with planned school activities. The activity’s schedule changes many times for different reasons forcing working parents to miss.
Children should be treated fairly. Do not discount a child because it complains less, because the parent isn’t in your face. The parent or the child shouldn’t have to be. I do like that political views are rarely pushed onto my children at these schools.
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It can be good sometimes. Some of the teachers are nice, and they do a good job teaching the students. There are good and bad things about the school systems.