School Details

Dalton Mcmichael High

6845 North Carolina 135, Mayodan, NC 27027
(336) 427-5165

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 951 students 16 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockingham County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dalton Mcmichael High is a public high school in Mayodan. The principal of Dalton Mcmichael High is Ms Leigh Ashley Jones, who can be contacted at 951 students attend Dalton Mcmichael High and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 50% of the 951 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dalton Mcmichael High is 16:1. Oak Level Baptist Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 63%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 12% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 20%
Asian 0.8% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.09%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    terrible facility and teachers just want their pay check I wouldn't even recommend this to Helen keller.

  • (2 years ago)

    i am dating juwon phillups and we are not letting nobody get between us and if any body does well lets just say they will not like what is coming there way kk and thats not a threat thats a promise kk

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm currently a Junior at McMichael & honestly it's not that bad. A lot of students say they dislike this school because the teachers are mean it's dull etc. but in reality they probably just aren't focused enough in class (or in general) to realize how decent this school really is. Many of the teachers here are absolutely wonderful and actually tell you what you need to know for the EOCs. Dr. Whitley the principal has done an excellent job at keeping the school nice. I cannot stress enough how much i appreciate this school and all of its staff. Contrary to popular belief many of the teachers are creative and easy to get along with as long as the students don't disrupt classes or have sour attitudes. I truly recommend McMichael over the other high schools in Rockingham County.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a freshman at McMichael and let me tell you - it is a dump. The school is borderline disgusting. We've got a growing insect problem and that doesn't include the teachers whom by the way are mainly mean. Every teacher instructs right out of the book. There is no creativity and they all look like they hate their job. Passionate teachers? We don't have them except of course for Ms. Carlisle the Journalism/Yearbook teacher. She's great. I digress... If you want to do your kids a favor and actually have them learn put them in a private school or quit your job (you're going to be fired anyway) and homeschool them. Either of those is better than McMichael honestly.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers only teach book material to prepare for EOC's. This school is in dire need of good math teachers but overall there are still a few all-around good teachers in each subject. I would reccommend Mcmichael over any other Rockingham County school but if you're given a choice Guilford County schools generally have higher test scores and better teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son graduated in the top 25 and is studying engineering in college as a result of the strong academic focus on McMichael. My daughter is there now as a 9th grader and is getting the same high quality education.

  • (8 years ago)

    This was my last year here at this school and i really enjoyed being a part of this school. The teachers were wonderful ((and nice at that)). Im going to miss Mcmichael come august when i know im not going to be going to school anymore.

  • (8 years ago)

    One- if not the best school in Rockingham County. Not only academicly but all-around. The Air Force JROTC program at McMichael is probably the best of many of McMichael's fine attributes. There is an excellent teaching staff all except one math teacher [Glenda Angel] More than just book material is taught at McMichael High School- character leadership communications and athelitic skills are honed to their best at McMichael High School. The school has two fine assistant principals-but the head principal should (quite frankly) be a janator. But all-in-all I would have not objectons to my child going to a fine school- such as McMichael High School.

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