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About This School

West McDowell Junior High School is a public middle school in Marion. The principal of West McDowell Junior High School is Dr Donna Gardner and can be contacted at 789 children attend West McDowell Junior High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 789 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at West McDowell Junior High School is 16:1. East McDowell Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 84% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.4%
Asian 0.3% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 72%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    It's a pretty good school and I have to admit over the past three years I have had some GREAT teachers who have definitely made my education a LOT better. West has an amazing band program and a very strong Battle of the Books team (great coaches) and plenty of sports. I have enjoyed all three of my years at West McDowell and will miss it greatly next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Can't get a return email from teachers much less a phone call. NEVER seen a smile on a single staff face since the beginning of school. No one ever seems to know an answer to anything. Very disappointed...unfortunately its the only public school in the district I guess.

  • (6 years ago)

    I and my step-daughter both like and very much appreciate this school thank you all so much. Norman Vail and Lori Dianne Carroll

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