Mcdowell High School

Unclaimed
3/10
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Reviews
5
Grades
9-12
Students
1,680
Type
Public
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This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. have below average college readiness measures, ... More

Academics
Test scores
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Subject
% Proficient
Biology I
36%
State avg: 56%
Math
47%
State avg: 61%
4/10
College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
85%
State avg: 86%
Average SAT score
1475
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
35%
State avg: 64%
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1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
General Information
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Students
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White
83%
Hispanic
9%
Black
4%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
13 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
132 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
94%
State avg: 89%
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5 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
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4 0
3 1
2 0
1 2
Neighborhood
600 Mcdowell High School Dr
Marion, NC 28752
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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