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About McDowell

About McDowell

McDowell County Schools is located in the foothills of beautiful Western North Carolina, about 30 miles east of Asheville. McDowell County Schools consists of 14 schools.
The school system has approximately 6,000 students, nearly 1,000 employees, and a $40 million budget. McDowell County Schools focus on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

To learn more about major industries in McDowell County visit the McDowell Economic Development Association website.


City of Marion

Mountain Glory Festival

Corpening Memorial YMCA

McDowell County Public Library

McDowell News

Information/Photos are courtesy of the
McDowell County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

In compliance with Federal Law, McDowell County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.