Marion School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,325 students in Marion School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Marion School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Marion School District are Marion Junior High School, Marion High School and Avondale Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Marion School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Marion School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Marion School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
3,325 Students
494,601 Students
# Teachers
225 Teachers
35,691 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Marion School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 256 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#214 out of 260 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Marion   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Marion   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Marion   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Marion   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.58
# American Indian Students
7 Students
3,128 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
23 Students
8,059 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
205 Students
64,752 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
13%
# Black Students
1,712 Students
101,003 Students
% Black Students
52%
20%
# White Students
1,329 Students
300,864 Students
% White Students
40%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,013 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
49 Students
12,770 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
60
16,843
# Students in K Grade:
254
36,885
# Students in 1st Grade:
233
36,736
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
36,547
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
37,423
# Students in 4th Grade:
316
38,739
# Students in 5th Grade:
311
38,799
# Students in 6th Grade:
284
36,316
# Students in 7th Grade:
299
36,351
# Students in 8th Grade:
326
36,534
# Students in 9th Grade:
329
37,659
# Students in 10th Grade:
327
37,160
# Students in 11th Grade:
307
35,335
# Students in 12th Grade:
277
32,988
# Ungraded Students:
2
286

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,776 is higher than the state median of $11,197. The school district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,087 is higher than the state median of $11,250. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$43 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Marion   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$40 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Marion   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,776
$11,197
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Marion   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,087
$11,250
This chart display average spending per public school student in Marion   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Marion School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Marion Junior High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Carter Dr
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5140
Grades: 8-9
| 655 students
Rank: #22.
Marion High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Patriot Dr
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5130
Grades: 10-12
| 911 students
1402 Crestmere
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4588
Grades: PK-1
| 547 students
100 L H Polk Dr
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5180
Grades: 4-5
| 628 students
Marion Middle School
10 Patriot Dr
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5173
Grades: 6-7
| 584 students

Recent Articles

Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
Philadelphia Public Schools Explore the Options of “Community Schools”
Philadelphia Public Schools Explore the Options of “Community Schools”
Philadelphia continues to explore the community school option as a way of maximizing resources for students. What is a community school and what are its benefits?
Post-Pandemic Tips for Public School Parents and Students
August 02, 2021
Post-Pandemic Tips for Public School Parents and Students
The 2020-21 school year was unlike any other and hopefully not one we’ll repeat anytime soon. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of America’s public education system and we’re still seeing the effects. In this article, we’ll explore the impact of the pandemic on America’s public schools, see how they responded, and talk about some tips for returning to in-person education this fall.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,325 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

Quick Links