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

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McDowell High School is a public school located in Marion, NC. It has 1,436 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

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600 Mcdowell High School Dr
Marion, NC 28752
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1080
165 responses
Average ACT
22
102 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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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 C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 21 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Football Games
    31%
  • Yearbook Signing
    21%
  • Classes with the good teachers
    19%
  • Basketball and baseball games
    10%
  • Pep Rally
    10%
  • Cross country
    2%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,436
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,996 / year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 36 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 36 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 36 responses

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