West Mcdowell Junior High School

346 West Mcdowell Jr High R, Marion, NC 28752 | (828) 652-3390
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Student Enrollment: 757
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4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 757 middle and high school students from grades 7-9
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 346 West Mcdowell Jr High, Marion, NC 28752
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Coy Gibson
  • Fax: (828) 659-1964
  • Website: www.wmjh.mcdowell.k12.nc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 757
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 51.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 385 (50.9%)
  • Females: 372 (49.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 89 (11.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 347 (45.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 436 (57.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
West Mcdowell Junior High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For West Mcdowell Junior High School
  Number Percent
7th Grade24932.9%
8th Grade27336.1%
9th Grade23531.0%
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for West Mcdowell Junior High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on August 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My thoughts on West Mcdowell Jr. High, Well,I was there for my 7th grade year then I moved to Valdese. My year there was the best in my life. I LOVE this school to this day. I had the best TEACHER! i miss you all and hope that the school,staff and students know how lucky you are to be there. my dear friends. do your best and treasure each day there because when your time is over and you move on to high school and life then you realize THESE ARE THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE! Now at 28 yrs old I still miss you all!
  • Reviewed by Student on October 23, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • West is a pretty good place to go. Its kinda boring because its in McDowell County (middle of no where). The principal is great. Thats about it for the principals! There is some great teachers and some not so good. I hate the way the teachers judge us by the way we look and from last year. For example...ME. Yes I did get into trouble last year but not the way their putting me out to be! All I did last year was use my phone but yet they treat me as if im a criminal! But i guess overall West Jr. is a pretty good place to spend half the day.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 03, 2006
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is an ok place it has some good teachers and of cource some bad ones. my three favorite teachers their are coach prichard,coach page and coach andrews.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 21, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to this school last year before I moved and I have to say that I miss it. McDowell is the best county to me and if I had had a choice I would have stayed there. The students and staff are very kind at this school. They always treated me with respect and were there for me. I had a lot of fun there and a lot of good memories that to me will last forever.Thank you for being an exellant school

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