Mcdowell High School



Mcdowell High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mcdowell High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 50
10 455
11 432
12 351

Mcdowell High School is a public high school of the Mcdowell County School District located in Marion, NC. It has 1,288 students in grades 9th through 12th. Mcdowell High School is the 119th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 4,194th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,288
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 96.26

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Mcdowell High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 662
(51%)
1,459
(51%)
 Female 626
(49%)
1,418
(49%)

Mcdowell High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,042
(81%)
2,352
(82%)
 Hispanic 111
(9%)
254
(9%)
 Two or More 70
(5%)
129
(4%)
 Black 46
(4%)
95
(3%)
 Asian 13
(1%)
34
(1%)
 American Indian 6
(0%)
13
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Mcdowell High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 578
(45%)
1,395
(48%)
 Not Eligible 575
(45%)
1,198
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 135
(10%)
284
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Mcdowell High School is ranked 70th out of 0 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mcdowell High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (55.4%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1400
2006 1348
2007 1324
2008 1322
2009 1295
2010 1320
2011 1318
2012 1288

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.7
2006 14
2007 13.2
2008 12.6
2009 12.9
2010 13.3
2011 13.7
2012 13.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.31928571428571
2006 0.38204747774481
2007 0.43655589123867
2008 0.35627836611195
2009 0.52741312741313
2010 0.51287878787879
2011 0.54931714719272
2012 0.55357142857143

Compare Mcdowell High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,340.0% 13.4:1
 
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 55.4%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Mcdowell High School
Marion, NC
Public 09 - 12 1,288 13.4:1  
West Mcdowell Junior High School
Marion, NC
Public 07 - 09 780 15:1 1 miles
New Manna Christian School
Marion, NC
Private KG - 12 124 10:1 2 miles
East Mcdowell Junior High School
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Public 07 - 09 614 13.2:1 3 miles
Mcdowell Early College
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Owen High School
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Public 09 - 12 820 15.1:1 20 miles
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