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Welcome to McDowell High School, Home of the Titans! McDowell High is home to over 1700 students and 152 faculty and staff. Everyday our faculty and staff work extremely hard to provide a quality, standards based education to each and every student.   At McDowell High School students are afforded many opportunities to succeed through a variety of course offerings.  Students can enroll in an assortment of arts, foreign language, ROTC or AP courses. We have a very active CTE department which ranks as one of the highest in the state in terms of student earned, industry recognized credentials.  McDowell High has a superior relationship with the local community college with many students participating in the Career and College Promise program.  We are also proud that we are a 1:1 school with each student having a Chromebook for use at school and at home for learning, creating, and critical thinking.  Because of this, we are able to offer many learning opportunities for students to become college and career ready. In addition, we offer online courses to help students get ahead or catch up on coursework. Our goal is for every student to graduate with a plan for a successful future. Everyone at MHS works towards this goal every day.
Mr. Edwin Spivey
MHS Principal

News & Announcements

Graphics Students Win at PICA Awards


Four students from McDowell County were awarded top honors in a prestigious two-state competition for print and design.

The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) is the regional trade association for print manufacturing in North and South Carolina. They provide member companies with opportunities to access value-added resources and services designed to help them be more effective, efficient and profitable.

Congratulations to Mrs. Autrey, 2018 MHS Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Autrey

Science teacher, Mrs. Angela Autrey, was selected by her peers to represent McDowell High School as 2018 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Autrey is now eligible to be selected as McDowell County School district's Teacher of the Year in an upcoming selection process. We're #titanproud of you Mrs. Autrey!



The McDowell Tech Expo provides the opportunity to explore different programs through hands- on experiences and /or activities. This one day event, featuring two three-hour sessions will give you the chance to explore something new!
WHO: Adults ages 18 and older
WHEN: May 5, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 4:00 PM
COST: See course description for cost ( *limited scholarships available)

MHS DECA Places in NC's Top 10


The MHS DECA Chapter traveled to Greensboro, NC in early March to compete at the state level in a variety of marketing, business, and entrepreneurship events. Out of 3,500 students, student DECA reps from MHS placed in the Top 10. We are #titanproud!

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Softball with Alexander Central
Date: 4/24/2018
Softball with Watauga
Date: 4/26/2018
AP Chemistry Exam 8:00 AM
Date: 5/7/2018, 8 AM 12 PM
Tech Registration
Date: 5/9/2018 5/10/2018, 11:59 PM
Location: Media Center
AP English Literature Exam
Date: 5/9/2018, 8 AM 12 PM
AP Physics 2 Exam
Date: 5/9/2018, 12 PM 3:30 PM
AP US Government and Politics Exam
Date: 5/10/2018, 8 AM 12 PM
AP Environmental Science Exam
Date: 5/10/2018, 12 PM 3:30 PM


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