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Our Mission

 The mission of McDowell High School is to prepare all students for college and careers by providing world class opportunities through rigorous learning, experiences, and technology. As a community we will inspire students to achieve a successful future through goal setting, responsibility, organization, tolerance, and interpersonal communication.

Our Vision:

 Every student graduates with a plan for a successful future

 Our Motto:

 Pathway to World Class Opportunities and Excellence

We Believe:

  • Students are the reason we are here, and they possess the ability to learn.
  • Students have access to a quality education with caring adults who support, challenge and prepare them to be problem solvers and serve their community.
  • Quality relationships are key to student success and learning.
  • Students set goals for their future beyond graduation from high school.
  • Students are engaged in learning that is collaborative, relevant and rigorous; utilizing technology to learn skills needed for the future.
  • Students are offered opportunities to obtain certifications so they they will be equipped with credentials that will give them an advantage and empower them in the job market.
  • Education is a shared community responsibility.

News & Announcements

Talent Show

Talent Show

Date: February 11 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: MHS Auditorium (Click Title for More Information)

2015-2016 School Calendar Adjustments

The 2015-2016 Traditional school calendar has been adjusted to reflect the following changes due to inclement weather in January:
*March 25, 2016 is no longer a holiday, but an optional teacher workday.
*The last day for students is June 10, 2016 and will be a 1/2 school day.
At this time, we do not have any make-up days for students. However, any future missed days will need to be called as "No days" or Teacher workdays to preserve Spring Break. A revised calendar can be found on the McDowell County Schools website.


Find information about Registration for the 2016-2017 school year.
Counselors will be available in the commons area for registration assistance during lunch each day.

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Wrestling Regional Tournament
Date: 2/12/2016 2/13/2016
Location: To Be Determined
G. Toney
Date: 2/12/2016, 8 AM 12 PM
Location: MHS Commons
Basketball Conference Tournament
Date: 2/15/2016 2/19/2016
Location: To Be Announced
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/15/2016, 3 PM 6 PM
STAFF: Math Tech PLC
Date: 2/16/2016, 8 AM 3 PM
Digital Learning Day
Date: 2/17/2016
Location: MHS Commons
STAFF: Science Tech PLC
Date: 2/18/2016, 8 AM 3 PM
MHS Talent Show
Date: 2/19/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: MHS Auditorium