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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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News & Announcements

Board of Education Special Called Meeting and Work Session

Special called Meeting of McDowell County Board of Education in which
the Board will go Into a Closed Session on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM. Following the adjournment of the Special Called Meeting the Board will meet for a work session.

September Titan Academy Newsletter

September Titan Academy Newsletter

The Class of 2019 is off to a fantastic start. Students are engaged, teachers are excited, and we’re all having a great time. This year, we’re diligently working to establish a culture of success and celebration. We’re also focusing heavily on building a sense of community here in the Titan Academy. This month, our focus is on “Respect.” Teachers are working to incorporate this theme into their class- rooms through discussions, activities, blogs, etc. On September 16th, all Titan Academy 9th graders participated in a “Commitment to Graduate” celebration. The Class of 2019 had their first class picture made, signed a commitment to graduate banner (courtesy of Jostens) and participated in an ice cream social. The Class of 2019 is the first high school group to which these students belong. Our goal is for each of these students to walk across the stage in 2019 and cheer each other on as they all receive a high school diploma.

Click the title to download the September newsletter as a PDF.

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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.

McDowell County Mission

The mission of McDowell County Schools is to deliver excellence in education where all are engaged in collaboration, communication, and innovation so that every student graduates ready to achieve success and positively shape the future.

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Board of Education Special Called Meeting and Work Session
Date: 10/12/2015, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: Board Room of the Central Office, 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC.
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 10/19/2015, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
Location: 334 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
Date: 10/24/2015
Elementary Parent Conferences
Date: 11/3/2015, 3 PM 6 PM
MHS and AEC Parent Conferences
Date: 11/4/2015, 3 PM 6 PM