North Carolina Mcdowell County Public Schools

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Overview for McDowell County, NC
Map of McDowell County, NCMcDowell County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 441.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 97.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 37.5%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 4.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.45 persons compared to an average family size of 2.90 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $31,665. Per capita income grew by 1.9% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 43,201 Covered Employment 16,553
Growth (%) since 1990 21.1% Average wage per job $27,008
Households (2000) 16,604 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 42.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 21,055 Average wage per job $31,665
Unemployment Rate (2005) 7.2 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $21,965 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $31,791 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 12.6 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.0 Average wage per job $32,714

1. EAST MCDOWELL JUNIOR HIGH
Address: 676 State Street, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-7711
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 655 7-10

2. EASTFIELD ELEMENTARY
Address: 170 Eastfield School Road, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-3730
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 338
Grades: PK-6

3. GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY
Address: 1545 Old Hwy 221 South, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 738-4220
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 530
Grades: PK-6

4. MARION ELEMENTARY
Address: 209 Robert Street, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-2141
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 444
Grades: PK-6

5. MCDOWELL EARLY COLLE
Address: 54 College Dr, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-6021
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 119 9-11

6. MCDOWELL HIGH
Address: 600 Mcdowell High Drive, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-7920
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 1,322
Grades: 9-12

7. NEBO ELEMENTARY
Address: 254 Nebo School Road, Nebo, NC 28761
Phone: (828) 652-4737
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 558
Grades: PK-6

8. NORTH COVE ELEMENTARY
Address: 401 American Thread Road, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 756-4342
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 257
Grades: PK-6

9. OLD FORT ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 759, Old Fort, NC 28762
Phone: (828) 668-7646
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 487
Grades: PK-6

10. PLEASANT GARDENS ELEMENTARY
Address: 100 John Roach Drive, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 724-4422
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 467
Grades: PK-6

11. WEST MARION ELEMENTARY
Address: 820 Marler Road, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 738-3353
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 535
Grades: PK-6

12. WEST MCDOWELL JUNIOR HIGH
Address: 346 West Mcdowell Jr High Rd, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-3390
County: Mcdowell County
Enrollment: 811
Grades: 7-9