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McDowell County Schools


McDowell County Schools is located in west North Carolina. McDowell County Schools has 440.61 square miles of land area and 5.39 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total McDowell County Schools population is 44,982. McDowell County Schools median household income is $36,271 in 2010-2014. McDowell County Schools median house value is $101,300 in 2010-2014. On average, McDowell County Schools is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (37 out of 104, top 36%)
Elementary/Middle School: (46 out of 115, top 40%)*
Rank: #45
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:12
Population44,982 (2010-2014), rank #58
Population Growth3.20% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:100.86/sq mi, rank #70
Median Household Income:$36,271 at 2010-2014—-2.95% increase since 2005-2009, rank #82
Median House Price:$101,300 at 2010-2014—4.97% increase since 2005-2009, rank #90
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:440.61 sq mi, rank #55
Water Area:5.39 sq mi (1.21%), rank #58
State:North Carolina
County:Mcdowell County
City:Old Fort, Black Mountain, Marion, Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine, Newland, Nebo, West Marion, Union Mills, Morganton
Zip:28762, 28711, 28752, 28749, 28777, 28657, 28761, 28167, 28655
Area:Asheville, NC;Forest City, NC;Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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McDowell County Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

334 South Main St
Marion NC, 28752, Mcdowell County
Phone: 828-652-4535

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:6,3116,6206,7636,7066,6976,5836,539
English Language Learner Students:305333325363402478511
Total Teachers:439.86455.26451.29453.33454.47466.30457.90
Total Other Staff:482.36490.66423.61478.60496.49470.00459.50
Instructional Aides:123.21128.61108.64133.73150.47146.40137.30
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:5.124.854.603.506.757.208.70
Total Guidance Counselors:18.3318.1820.1719.5017.4819.5020.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:17.3317.689.179.509.389.5010.50
Other Guidance Counselors:1.000.502.001.00NA1.00NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:12.0012.0012.0012.0011.0012.0012.00
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:9.009.8510.8510.5011.4810.0011.00
District Administrative Support:30.0029.7722.7024.8127.6427.0024.30
School Administrators:20.0020.0018.8520.0020.0018.9019.00
School Administrative Support:31.7531.7329.4631.3830.9531.6028.40
Student Support Services:53.0452.9038.9236.6937.7634.0034.00
Other Support Services:179.91182.77157.42186.49182.96163.40164.80
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.3514.5414.9914.7914.7414.1214.28


East Mcdowell Junior HighGrade 7 to Grade 9   676 State St, Marion NC 28752
Eastfield Global Magnet SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   170 Eastfield School Rd, Marion NC 28752
Glenwood ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   1545 Old Hwy 221 South, Marion NC 28752
Marion ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   209 Robert St, Marion NC 28752
Mcdowell Early College Grade 9 to Grade 12   54 College Dr, Marion NC 28752
Mcdowell HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   600 Mcdowell High School Dr, Marion NC 28752
Nebo ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   254 Nebo School Rd, Nebo NC 28761
North Cove ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   401 American Thread Rd, Marion NC 28752
Old Fort ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   128 Mauney Ave, Old Fort NC 28762
Pleasant Gardens ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   100 John Roach Dr, Marion NC 28752
West Marion ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 6   820 Marler Rd, Marion NC 28752
West Mcdowell Junior HighGrade 7 to Grade 9   346 Mcdowell High School Rd, Marion NC 28752

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std83%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std67.4%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std67.9%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std66.3%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std75%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std71.9%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std83.7%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std32.4%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std90.8%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std68.9%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std62.6%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std68.3%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std83.9%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std65.3%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std65.3%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std75.6%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std59%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std74%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std88.5%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std75.2%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std83.7%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std48.0%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std94.1%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std84.8%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std88.8%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std61.5%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std63.5%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std65.6%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std67.8%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std81.7%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std78.5%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std85.7%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std76.7%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std82.7%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std76.2%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std89.8%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std85%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std87.1%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std45.8%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std72.2%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std60.3%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std66.9%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std68.1%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std73.6%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std75.5%69.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std56.7%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std63.3%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std83.5%76.4%
2011Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std71.2%76.5%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std70.8%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std83.3%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std87.5%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std48.9%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std54.8%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std62.8%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std62.1%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std72.4%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std76.5%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std12.8%17.6%
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std20.8%22.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std30%25.1%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std< 5.0%18.5%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std56.9%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std57.2%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std61.5%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std58.3%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std62.2%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std62.5%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std68.8%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std71.6%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std72%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std80%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std83.5%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std82.1%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std84.9%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std39.0%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std81.1%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std79.1%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std57.5%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std68.1%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std71.3%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std71%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std74.9%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std43.0%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std63.8%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std68%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std70.4%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std82%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std83.2%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std86.2%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std87.1%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std48.1%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std87.5%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std86.2%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std54.5%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std70.6%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std72.7%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std77.8%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std72.3%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std46.9%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std38.4%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std49.4%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std51.6%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std57.7%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std65.5%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std66.4%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std78.5%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std82.9%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std82.5%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std84.6%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std43.0%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std88.3%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std92.4%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std57.2%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std66.5%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std71.1%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std74.3%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std74.4%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std38.4%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std47%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std69.9%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std78.9%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std83.1%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std82.6%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std48.4%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std66.1%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std63.8%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std74.6%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std82%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std87.3%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std89.1%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std82.5%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std29.7%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std85.1%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std85.6%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std67.3%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std76.8%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std81.1%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std81.9%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std82.1%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std50.3%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std62.4%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std66.5%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std63.4%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std83%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std85.8%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std87.6%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std88.8%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std41.0%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std88.2%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std87.4%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std50%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std71.1%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std69.5%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std70.3%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std68.9%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std49.1%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std43.4%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std54.6%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std52.4%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std67.3%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std72.2%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std71.2%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std88.1%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std88.8%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std91.5%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std89.1%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std37.8%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std88.5%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std91.1%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std54.6%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std71.5%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std77.9%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std71.1%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std70.4%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std35.5%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std57.3%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std75.4%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std81.9%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std81.8%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std74.3%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std63.1%59.1%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$57,069,000$8,438 $57,867,000$8,629 $58,534,000$8,740 
Total Expenditures:$58,490,000$8,649 $58,690,000$8,752 $60,223,000$8,993 
Total Current Expenditures:$55,653,000$8,229 $54,709,000$8,158 $55,199,000$8,242 
Instructional Expenditures:$35,665,000$5,27464.1%$35,421,000$5,28264.7%$36,081,000$5,38865.4%
Student and Staff Support:$5,337,000$7899.6%$4,589,000$6848.4%$4,700,000$7028.5%
Operations, Food, Other:$9,802,000$1,44917.6%$9,510,000$1,41817.4%$9,257,000$1,38216.8%
Total Capital Outlay:$1,411,000$209 $1,132,000$169 $338,000$50 
Construction:$1,256,000$186 $879,000$131 $259,000$39 
Total Other:$938,000$139 $2,110,000$315 $3,795,000$567 
Interest on Debt:$185,000$27 $246,000$37 $306,000$46 
Total Salary:$35,721,000$5,282 $36,795,000$5,487 $39,619,000$5,916 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$24,651,000$3,64569.0%$24,650,000$3,67667.0%$25,357,000$3,78664.0%
Other Salary:$11,070,000$1,63731.0%$12,145,000$1,81133.0%$14,262,000$2,13036.0%
Total Benefit:$11,485,000$1,698 $10,967,000$1,635 $10,138,000$1,514 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$7,711,000$1,14067.1%$7,154,000$1,06765.2%$6,623,000$98965.3%
Other Benefit:$3,774,000$55832.9%$3,813,000$56934.8%$3,515,000$52534.7%

* McDowell County Schools was rated 3.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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