Marion Senior High School

Marion Senior High School serves 712 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Marion Senior High School operates within the Smyth County Public s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 712 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 712 students
Marion Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Marion Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Marion Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Marion Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Marion Senior High School Asian (1994-2011)
Hispanic
1%
12%
Marion Senior High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
2%
25%
Marion Senior High School Black (1993-2012)
White
95%
53%
Marion Senior High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Marion Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Marion Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.10 0.84
Marion Senior High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
35%
32%
Marion Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Marion Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Smyth County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
8
Number of Students Managed 4,810 3,801
Smyth County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 80% 77%
Smyth County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $43 MM
District Spending $51 MM $42 MM
Smyth County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,282 $11,282
Smyth County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,089 $11,065
Smyth County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Southwestern Va Mental Health Institute (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Marion Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marion Int. Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Marion Marion Int. Elementary School
    820 Stage St
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (276)783-2609
    0.1  mi  |  380  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Marion Marion Primary
    1142 Highland Dr
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (276)783-3021
    0.2  mi  |  446  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Marion Marion Middle School
    134 Wilden St
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (276)783-4466
    0.4  mi  |  528  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Marion Southwestern Va Mental Health Institute
    Special Education School
    340 Bagley Circle
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (276)783-1222
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Marion Marion Correctional Treatment Center
    Alternative School
    110 Wright St
    Marion , VA , 24354
    (540)783-7154
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a

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Did You Know?
Smyth County, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.08, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.84. The most diverse school district in Smyth County is Sw Va Mental Health Institute School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.