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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade unavailable
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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McDowell Early College is a highly rated, public school located in Marion, NC. It has 275 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

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54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
34 responses
Average ACT
24
41 responses
AP Enrollment
No data available  

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$44,661
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$657
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$113,200
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Summer Bridge
    24%
  • MEC Games, and Christmas Games
    19%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Yearbook Reveal Day
    14%
  • All School Meetings
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
275
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,996 / year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

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