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Welcome to McDowell High School, Home of the Titans! 

In recently released NC State School Performance Results, McDowell High School was listed in the top 6 high schools for exceeding growth expectations. Superintendent Mr. Mark Garrett stated, "One of the more impressive things a few years ago McDowell High School was way in the negative for growth, and this year almost eight points positive in growth, so that is good progress we continue to see there.” MHS received a performance grade of a B, up from previous years and our graduation rate was 87.6%. 


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Titan Students Participate in Nine High School Choral Festival


Recently, Fifteen of our Titan Chorus students took a trip to Lenoir Rhyne University for a one day choral festival. These students participated with eight other area high schools, as well as, the University's singers/instrumentalists. This was the first time most of our students had ever had an opportunity to sing with 200+ other singers!!

Join them on May 29 for their end of year concert @ 7:00PM in the MHS Chorus room! Congrats students on your accomplishment! We're #titanproud.

CTE Students Place in State SkillsUSA Competition


McDowell High School students were very successful at the Skills USA competition in Greensboro this week. Over 2,000 students were competing from NC high schools. Students had to prepare a resume, take a test, interview, and complete a project or scenario based on the event. We are #titanproud of the state winners from MHS are: (Click title to read more)

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Baseball with S. Brunswick
Date: 4/23/2019
Baseball @ Owen
Date: 4/24/2019
Softball @ N. Buncombe
Date: 4/24/2019
Baseball with AVL Trailblazers (Senior Night)
Date: 4/25/2019
Golf @ Boone Golf Club
Date: 4/29/2019
Baseball NW Conference Tournament
Date: 4/30/2019 5/3/2019, 11:59 PM
Softball Conference Tournament (Location TBD)
Date: 4/30/2019 5/3/2019, 11:59 PM
Track Conference Meet @ Lenior Rhyne College
Date: 5/2/2019


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