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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

2017-2018 Odyssey Yearbook Dedicated to Mrs. Glenda Glenn

Mrs. Glenn

At the 2017-2018 MHS Odyssey Yearbook dedication program, 9th grade counselor, Mrs. Glenda Glenn, was selected to be honored. The theme of this year's yearbook is "Something Worth Keeping." Congrats Mrs. Glenn and thank you for all you do for our students! We're #titanproud!

MHS Students Honor Local Vietnam Vets

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Mrs. Pace's students had a chance to interview and document living histories of local Vietnam vets and compile them. We are #titanproud. @s_paceMHS @mcdowell590 @WLOS_13

Student Artwork Showcased at MACA


MHS Student Artwork will be on display at McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) for the entire month of May. Artist reception Thursday, May 10 between 4PM-6PM with light refreshments served. Hope to see you there!

EMT Students Place at SkillsUSA Competition in Greensboro


Congrats to these EMT students for placing in a recent SkillsUSA competition in Greensboro. EMT Competition Results - 1st Place-Caleb P., 2nd Place-MaKenzie G., 3rd Place-Sierra K., 4th Place-Blaine W. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
We are #titanproud @mcscte @mcdowell590

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EOC/NCFE Test Training During Planning Times
Date: 5/22/2018
Tech Registration
Date: 5/22/2018
Location: Media Center
Tech Registration
Date: 5/24/2018 5/25/2018, 11:59 PM
Location: Media Center
Rotary Scholarship Interviews
Date: 5/24/2018, 8 AM 3:30 PM
Athletic Physicals
Date: 5/24/2018, 2:30 PM 5:30 PM
Location: McDowell High School, 600 McDowell High School Rd, Marion, NC 28752, USA
Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
Date: 5/28/2018
End of Year Chromebook Collection Begins
Date: 6/1/2018, 8 AM 3 PM
End of Year Chromebook Collection
Date: 6/4/2018, 8 AM 3 PM


Graduation #classof2018