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Eastfield Global Magnet School Students in front of the school

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McDowell County Schools Teachers of the Year 2017

Teachers of the Year

McDowell High School teachers and students in chef outfits

MHS Culinary Students

East McDowell Middle School students at the Outer Banks


Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Mark Garrett Behind Desk
MCS Family,
On behalf of the Board of Education and our family of educators, I want to welcome you to McDowell County Schools.  Our district is made up of fourteen schools and is fully accredited.  We also have a Head Start program and several NC Pre-K classrooms to serve community pre-school needs.  This means we have the great pleasure of serving students as young as six weeks of age all the way up to high school seniors.
We are excited about the accomplishments of 2016-17.  State accountability results are up.  On time graduation rates are at record highs.  Drop outs are decreasing.  Students are earning more credentials with many completing internships across the region.  Staff turnover is among the lowest in the state.  Buses safely travel over 750,000 miles each year.  School cafeterias serve more than 1.3 million meals annually.  And these are but a few examples of the successes taking place all across McDowell County Schools.  We look forward to even greater things in 2017-18.
Please take time to explore our website to learn more about us.  I encourage you to check back frequently to keep up with McDowell County Schools news and events.  You can also see great things taking place in our schools by following us on our social media platforms:
Twitter: @mcdowell590
We invite you to partner with us to make McDowell County Schools the absolute best place for education.
Mark R. Garrett

News & Announcements

2018 - 2019 Teachers of the Year

We are pleased to announce the 2018-19 McDowell County Schools Teachers of the Year. The following teachers (in last name alphabetical order) have been chosen as school winners by their respective faculties:

Angela Autrey, MHS
Ashley Bagwell, Nebo
Michael Caparaso, West Middle
Marlean Duncan, Pleasant Gardens
Amy Goodson, AEC
Samantha Hunt, Eastfield
Krissy Loftis, Marion
Stevie Mathis, MEC
Tracey Moss, North Cove
Ruth Pershing, East Middle
Erin Rayfield, West Marion
Rebecca Shuford, Old Fort
Sherry Truesdell, Glenwood
Michelle Tyler, FCS

Congratulations to all!

MCS Students Compete in State Science Olympiad

group of students at NC State

2018 State Science Olympiad Competition was held at NC State University April 20-21. EMMS sent 2 teams and competed in Microbe Mission and Ecology. WMMS sent 2 teams and competed in Duct Tape Challenge, Mystery Design, and Optics. MHS sent 2 teams and competed in Forensics, Helicopters, and Aerial Scrambler. Not pictured is FCS who sent one team and competed in Fast Facts.

Kindergarten Registration

Enrolling student must be 5 years old on or before August 31st to register for kindergarten. For more information, pleases contact 652-4535 ext. 104

Annual Hispanic Festival at Eastfield Global Magnet School

We want to invite everyone in McDowell County to see our bilingual students perform dances and share interesting facts about Hispanic Countries. Come and enjoy this unique cultural event and test some delicious desserts! Thursday, May 17th; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Free Admission

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Events Photo
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 5/14/2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: 334 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
No School-Holiday
Date: 5/28/2018
Early Dismissal Day
Date: 6/8/2018
No School-Teacher Workday
Date: 6/11/2018
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 6/11/2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: 334 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, USA