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Hello and welcome to the new website for McDowell County Schools.  The goal for our new site was to simplify things.  Most Navigation and links will be found at the top of the site.  As we are rebuilding the entire site we know bugs will appear.

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MCS Alerts and Notifcations

MCS Alerts and Notifcations

McDowell County Schools uses ParentLink for our Parent and Community Communication. ParentLink allows us to send voice notifications, text messages, emails, and push notifications to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

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Important Upcoming Dates

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, January 19th - 12:00 noon - Grades Due
Thursday, January 21st - Report Cards Go Home
Monday, February 15th - 2:45 - 5:45 p.m. AEC Parent Conferences
Monday, February 15th - 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. MHS Parent Conferences
Tuesday, February 16th 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Elementary Parent Conferences
Thursday, February 18th 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Middle School Parent Conferences
March 16 - 22nd - Student-Led Conferences at McDowell Early College

2016 Future Engineers Camp

Appalachian State University and Catawba Valley Community College are joining with North Carolina State University to offer several week-long summer camps with the goal of introducing engineering to students through hands-on activities and exploration.

McDowell County Welcome

McDowell County Welcome

The McDowell County School System is located in the foothills of beautiful Western North Carolina, about 30 miles east of Asheville. McDowell County Schools consist of 13 schools (one high school, one early college, one alternative education center, two middle/junior high schools, eight elementary schools) and nine pre-school sites. The school system has approximately 6,500 students, nearly 1,000 employees, and around a $55 million budget.

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AEC Parent Conferences
Date: 2/15/2016, 2:45 PM 5:45 PM
MHS Parent Conferences
Date: 2/15/2016, 3 PM 6 PM
Mid-Term Progress Reports
Date: 2/16/2016
Elementary Parent Conferences
Date: 2/16/2016, 3 PM 6 PM
Middle School Parent Conferences
Date: 2/18/2016, 3:30 PM 6:30 PM