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

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McDowell High School is an above average, public school located in Erie, PA. It has 2,121 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
627 responses
Average ACT
25
112 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$64,003
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$892
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$170,800
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 50 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
  • Pep rallys
    22%
  • McDowell Mob and Game Day Crew at sporting events
    20%
  • Graduation
    18%
  • My own sporting events
    10%
  • Performing Arts
    10%
  • ROTC events and community service
    5%
  • Esposure club that help the community
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,121
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 55 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 55 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
Website
No data available  
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,681
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 77 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 77 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,650 / year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 78 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 78 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 78 responses

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