Marion County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 3,255 students in Marion County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Marion County School District have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Marion County School District are Guin Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School and Marion County High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Marion County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Marion County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
3,255 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
193 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Marion County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 77% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#42 out of 139 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Marion County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Marion County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Marion County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Marion County  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.22
0.61
# American Indian Students
12 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
13 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
137 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
9%
# Black Students
164 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
5%
32%
# White Students
2,870 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
88%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
56 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
65
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
259
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
257
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
238
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
214
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
219
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
242
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
248
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
239
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
271
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
253
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
265
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
244
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
241
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,451 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,188 is less than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$34 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Marion County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$33 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Marion County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,451
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Marion County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,188
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Marion County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Marion County School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Guin Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7980 U S Highway 43
Guin, AL 35563
(205) 468-3433
Grades: PK-6
| 265 students
Rank: #22.
Hamilton Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
784 10th Ave Sw
Hamilton, AL 35570
(205) 921-2145
Grades: PK-4
| 598 students
Rank: #33.
Marion County High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8115 Us Highway 43
Guin, AL 35563
(205) 468-3377
Grades: 7-12
| 240 students
Rank: #44.
Hamilton High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
211 Aggie Ave
Hamilton, AL 35570
(205) 921-3281
Grades: 9-12
| 478 students
Rank: #55.
Brilliant School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10180 State Highway 129
Brilliant, AL 35548
(205) 465-2323
Grades: PK-12
| 245 students
Rank: #66.
Phillips Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
160 School Ave
Bear Creek, AL 35543
(205) 486-5062
Grades: PK-6
| 239 students
Rank: #77.
Hackleburg Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
185 School Street
Hackleburg, AL 35564
(205) 935-5156
Grades: PK-6
| 268 students
Rank: #88.
Hamilton Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Military St S
Hamilton, AL 35570
(205) 921-7030
Grades: 5-8
| 488 students
Rank: #99.
Hackleburg High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
185 School St
Hackleburg, AL 35564
(205) 935-3223
Grades: 7-12
| 231 students
Rank: #1010.
Phillips High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
142 School Avenue
Bear Creek, AL 35543
(205) 486-3737
Grades: 7-12
| 201 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marion County Alternative School
Alternative School
188 Winchester Dr
Hamilton, AL 35570
(205) 952-9083
Grades: 5-12
| 2 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Marion County
  • 188 Winchester Dr, Hamilton, AL, 35570-6626
  • (205) 921-3191
  • mcbe.net
  • Students: 3,255 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22

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