Mcdowell County Schools

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In North Carolina children can attend their neighborhood schools or charter schools. Low-income students are eligible for scholarship funding to attend private schools.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, students attending a Title I school designated as "in need of improvement" have the right to attend a higher performing school in the district.
GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
This district's rating is based on its schools' test results; 10 is best.
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334 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
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PH: (828) 652-4535
FAX: (828) 659-2238
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yellow arrow Grades PK-12
yellow arrow 6,322 students
yellow arrow 12 schools
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Recent Reviews

Marion Elementary School

This school is the best school ever! The staff and principal are great and they really ...

Posted 34 days ago

West Mcdowell Junior High School

It's a pretty good school and I have to admit, over the past three years, I have had so...

Posted 49 days ago

Mcdowell High School

Horrible!!! I wish I had investigated the high school before buying a house in Marion,...

Posted 79 days ago

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