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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

Mr. MHS Contest raises over $12,000 for Families in Need


On Saturday, Dec. 16, McDowell High School Student Council class and DECA club hosted the third annual Mr. MHS Pageant at East Middle School. The pageant was a huge success and raised over $12,500 for the families of Tammy Comer and Sarah Wills. This is an increase of...(Click title link to read more)

Future Farmers of America Students Place in State Competition

FFA Students place in State Competition

The McDowell FFA (Future Farmers of America) livestock judging team competed recently in Raleigh against 87 other teams in the State Contest. They finished third which is the highest any team from McDowell County has ever placed in a State competition. These students will be officially recognized on stage at the NC State FFA convention this summer. The team members are Hannah E. who was the high overall individual in the entire contest out of 316 competitors, Alyson B., Maranda S., and Madison H. Congratulations on your hard work students. We are #titanproud of you! @mcdowellcte McDowell County Schools

MHS Exceeds State Expectations

Exceeded Growth

We have some exciting news about your McDowell High School! Today, the NC Department of Public Instruction...
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Digital Learning Day Activities
Date: 2/22/2018, 10 AM 2:30 PM
Location: MHS Media Center, MHS Innovation Arena
Softball @ St. Stephens
Date: 2/24/2018
Basketball Regional Tournament
Date: 2/26/2018 3/2/2018, 11:59 PM
Location: TBD
Softball with Owen
Date: 2/27/2018
Softball @ RS Central
Date: 3/1/2018
Softball @ Gardner-Webb Univ
Date: 3/3/2018
Softball @ W. Caldwell
Date: 3/6/2018
Softball @ Freedom
Date: 3/9/2018


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