Marion School District

200 MANOR ST
MARION , AR 72364
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,975 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 29% (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 Herbert Carter Global Community Magnet School, Marion Math Science & Technology Magnet School and Marion Junior High 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 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,080 Schools
# Students
3,975 Students
486,305 Students
# Teachers
306 Teachers
38,542 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Marion School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 255 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 2020-2021 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
0.59
# American Indian Students
6 Students
2,872 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
35 Students
8,371 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
251 Students
66,327 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
14%
# Black Students
2,224 Students
96,156 Students
% Black Students
56%
20%
# White Students
1,329 Students
290,929 Students
% White Students
34%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
130 Students
16,997 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
64
13,301
# Students in K Grade:
312
34,791
# Students in 1st Grade:
288
35,574
# Students in 2nd Grade:
269
35,591
# Students in 3rd Grade:
263
35,588
# Students in 4th Grade:
269
35,518
# Students in 5th Grade:
289
36,235
# Students in 6th Grade:
302
37,641
# Students in 7th Grade:
354
38,785
# Students in 8th Grade:
322
39,096
# Students in 9th Grade:
292
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
315
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
334
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
302
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
-
336

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,376 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,454. The school district revenue/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,073 is less than the state median of $11,200. The school district spending/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$41 MM
$11 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$40 MM
$11 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,376
$11,454
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,073
$11,200
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Marion School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Herbert Carter Global Community Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Military Rd
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5120
Grades: K-6
| 615 students
Rank: #22.
Marion Math Science & Technology Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 42% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 L H Polk
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5180
Grades: K-6
| 735 students
Rank: #33.
Marion Junior High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Carter Dr
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5140
Grades: 7-9
| 968 students
Rank: #44.
Marion High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Patriot Dr
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-5130
Grades: 10-12
| 951 students
Rank: #55.
Marion Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 22% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1402 Crestmere
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4588
Grades: PK-6
| 706 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 5
  • Enrollment: 3,975 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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