Mcdowell Early College



Mcdowell Early College Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mcdowell Early College Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 63
10 50
11 41
12 41

Mcdowell Early College is a public high school of the Mcdowell County School District located in Marion, NC. It has 217 students in grades 9th through 13th. Mcdowell Early College is the 488th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 16,760th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.7 to 1.

Total Students: 217
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 11

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Mcdowell Early College Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 134
(62%)
938
(48%)
 Male 83
(38%)
1,020
(52%)

Mcdowell Early College Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 161
(74%)
1,597
(82%)
 Hispanic 36
(17%)
208
(11%)
 Asian 10
(5%)
31
(2%)
 Two or More 8
(4%)
49
(3%)
 Black 2
(1%)
62
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
11
(1%)

Mcdowell Early College Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 119
(55%)
868
(44%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 80
(37%)
940
(48%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 18
(8%)
150
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Mcdowell Early College is ranked 492nd out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mcdowell Early College students on free and reduced lunch assistance (45.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Mcdowell Early College Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 N/A
2006 33
2007 76
2008 119
2009 167
2010 188
2011 194
2012 195
2013 214
2014 212
2015 217

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007 19
2008 17
2009 20.9
2010 20.9
2011 19.4
2012 17.7
2013 21.4
2014 19.3
2015 19.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.48484848484848
2007 0.53947368421053
2008 0.42016806722689
2009 0.47904191616766
2010 0.48404255319149
2011 0.39690721649485
2012 0.41538461538462
2013 0.42056074766355
2014 0.34905660377358
2015 0.45161290322581

Compare Mcdowell Early College to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,970.0% 19.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 45.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

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