McDowell County Schools

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McDowell County Schools
Welch, West Virginia
United States
District information
Type Public School District
Motto Preparing students for today and tomorrow!
Superintendent Nelson Spencer
Students and staff
Students 3,494
Other information

McDowell County Schools is the operating school district within McDowell County, West Virginia. It is governed by the McDowell County Board of Education.

Board of education[edit]

The School Board is made up of five members, each elected to a four-year term in a nonpartisan election. The Board also appoints the superintendent. Current members:[1]

Member Position Term
Michael Callaway President
Lynda Evans Vice President
David Williams Member
Kevin Wade Member
James Copolo Member

Nelson Spencer is the Superintendent.[2]


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Sandy River Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Anawalt Elementary School
  • Bradshaw Elementary School
  • Fall River Elementary School
  • Iaeger Elementary School
  • Kimball Elementary School
  • Southside K–8 School
  • Welch Elementary School

Career training centers[edit]

  • McDowell County Adult Learning Center
  • McDowell County Vocational Technical Center

Schools no longer in operation[edit]

High schools[edit]

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Anawalt Junior High School
  • Bradshaw Junior High School
  • Keystone Junior High School
  • Kimball Junior High School
  • Northfork Middle School
  • War Junior High School
  • Welch Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Asco Grade School
  • Bartley Elementary School
  • Caretta Elementary School
  • Davy Elementary School
  • Eckman Elementary School
  • Gary Elementary School
  • Hemphill Elementary School
  • Jolo Elementary School
  • Keystone Elementary School
  • Mohegan Elementary School
  • Panther Elementary School
  • Roderfield Grade School
  • Switchback Elementary School


  1. ^ "School Board". McDowell County Board of Education. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Central Office: Administrators". McDowell County Board of Education. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 

External links[edit]