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60%
  • Mcdowell Early College
  • 54 College Drive, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 13 · Students: 212
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
50%
  • Glenwood Elementary
  • 1545 Old Hwy 221 South, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 374
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
50%
  • North Cove Elementary
  • 401 American Thread Road, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 246
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
47%
  • Marion Elementary
  • 209 Robert Street, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 373
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
41%
  • Mcdowell High
  • 600 Mcdowell High School Dr, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,680
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
40%
  • East Mcdowell Middle School
  • 676 State Street, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 718
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
40%
  • Eastfield Global Magnet
  • 170 Eastfield School Road, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 331
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
38%
  • West Mcdowell Middle School
  • 346 West Mcdowell Jr High Rd, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 734
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
37%
  • Pleasant Gardens Elementary
  • 100 John Roach Drive, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
37%
  • West Marion Elementary
  • 820 Marler Road, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 443
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
13%
  • Mcdowell Aec
  • 176 Lukin St, Marion
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 82
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
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Marion school information

IndexMarionNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores41%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools91,89579,221
Total private schools451024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Marion, NC educational system consists of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Marion public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 6% lower than than the North Carolina average and 17% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Marion public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 66.1% have completed high school, 13.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Marion

IndexMarionNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade69.6%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school66.1%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college39.7%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.3%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.5%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

Marion, NC School Districts

McDowell County Schools

There are a total of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Marion. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Marion, NC schools is 41%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Marion, NC, an average of 69.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 66.1% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Marion schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Marion, NC schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Glen Alpine, NC1,35152%6%
Old Fort, NC1,13642%15%
Marion, NC7,87341%17%

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Belgrade, MT7,87443%13%
Stayton, OR7,87540%20%
Thousand Palms, CA7,87525%49%
Jersey Village, TX7,87182%66%
Floris, VA7,87695%93%
Marion, NC7,87341%17%
Source: The Marion, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.