MCDOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

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600 MCDOWELL HIGH DR
MARION, NC 28752
School Information
  • School Rating: 1
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Mcdowell County Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 407.5
  • Number Students: 1630
  • Number Teachers: 100
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5641
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 250
  • Principal: Mr Edwin Spivey
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (3541 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (81 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 17
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-05-01
    "In my opinion some of the teachers need to give students a push, but also need to believe students and be more helpful when a student has a problem."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-05-01
    "Most teachers have one certain type of teaching and are not out to change their styles based on the students."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-05-01
    "Most parents in this area are just hoping their kids graduate, sadly this has nothing to do with the school just the area which we live in."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-04-01
    "This school is now under new leadership, which might make a difference in a few years. However, the school's expectations for teaching and learning have been incredibly low. The former principal was a genuinely nice person, but simply did not have the knowledge or experience to lead, much less transform an under-performing high school. It was a shock to see how much class time was wasted by some teachers, like playing full-length movies in math class. At one parent-teacher conference event, two of the four teachers I needed to see were not available and had put a note on the door saying they were unable to stay for conferences. Such low expectations. The school received a large technology grant which put Chromebooks in the hands of every student. Unfortunately, the teachers did not receive adequate training and were not held to high standards in facilitating instruction with the Chromebooks. Students were allowed to play games or watch movies in class on their Chromebooks. Again, it boils down to school and district level leadership."
    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-04-01
    "Teachers are not held to high standards."
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