Marion School District

512 Se 3rd St
Ocala, FL 34471-2212
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public middle schools serving 11,464 students in Marion School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Florida.
Public Middle Schools in Marion School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Florida public middle school average of 49%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public middle school average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (FL)
# Schools
62 Schools
1,721 Schools
# Students
42,678 Students
1,064,348 Students
# Teachers
2,260 Teachers
58,059 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Marion School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 73 school districts in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 82% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (FL)
#60 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Marion  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
42%
48%
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 FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
43%
52%
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 FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
87%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Marion  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.68
0.70
# American Indian Students
129 Students
2,999 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
703 Students
30,219 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
11,480 Students
395,427 Students
% Hispanic Students
27%
37%
# Black Students
8,384 Students
223,522 Students
% Black Students
20%
21%
# White Students
19,671 Students
370,184 Students
% White Students
46%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
96 Students
1,894 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,215 Students
40,126 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
889
6,177
# Students in K Grade:
3,117
37,683
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,057
38,476
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,084
39,487
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,442
40,480
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,720
39,870
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,380
44,611
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,176
203,332
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,352
219,532
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,718
226,086
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,301
44,404
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,366
43,708
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,134
40,412
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,942
40,090
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,995 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,135. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,743 is less than the state median of $11,783. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (FL)
Total Revenue
$469 MM
$34,349 MM
This chart display total revenue of Marion  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$459 MM
$33,354 MM
This chart display total spending of Marion  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,995
$12,135
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Marion  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,743
$11,783
This chart display average spending per public school student in Marion  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Marion School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Osceola Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
526 Se Tuscawilla Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 671-7100
Grades: 6-8
| 963 students
Rank: #22.
Belleview Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10500 Se 36th Ave
Belleview, FL 34420
(352) 671-6235
Grades: 6-8
| 1,491 students
Rank: #33.
Howard Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1655 Nw 10th St
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 671-7225
Grades: 6-8
| 1,019 students
Rank: #44.
Marion Virtual Franchise
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1614 E Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 671-6892
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #55.
Dunnellon Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
21005 Chestnut St
Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 465-6720
Grades: 6-8
| 643 students
Rank: #66.
Liberty Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4773 Sw 95th St
Ocala, FL 34476
(352) 291-7930
Grades: 6-8
| 1,315 students
Rank: #77.
Horizon At Marion Oaks
Magnet School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
365 Marion Oaks Dr
Ocala, FL 34473
(352) 671-6290
Grades: 5-8
| 1,015 students
Rank: #88.
Fort King Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
545 Ne 17th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 671-4725
Grades: 6-8
| 1,145 students
Rank: #99.
Lake Weir Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
10220 Se Sunset Harbor Rd
Summerfield, FL 34491
(352) 671-6120
Grades: 6-8
| 1,179 students
Rank: #1010.
Fort Mccoy School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16160 Ne Highway 315
Fort Mc Coy, FL 32134
(352) 671-6325
Grades: PK-8
| 950 students
Rank: #1111.
North Marion Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2085 W Highway 329
Citra, FL 32113
(352) 671-6035
Grades: 6-8
| 782 students
Rank: #1212.
Ocali Charter Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3233 Se Maricamp Rd Ste 106
Ocala, FL 34478
(352) 264-9940
Grades: 6-8
| 201 students
Rank: #1313.
Marion Youth Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
10420 Nw Gainesville Rd
Lowell, FL 32663
(352) 840-8255
Grades: 7-12
| 21 students
Rank: #1414.
Pace Center For Girls Inc.
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
328 Ne 1st Ave Ste 500
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 369-0571
Grades: 6-12
| 42 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Marion Technical Institute
Alternative School
Magnet School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1614 E Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 671-4765
Grades: 8-12
| 159 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
New Leaf Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 Ne 25th Ave Ste 602
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 245-3586
Grades: K-12
| 86 students
Rank: #1717.
Silver River Mentoring And Instruction
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 Se 44th Ct
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 694-0191
Grades: 6-12
| 193 students
Rank: #1818.
Hillcrest
Special Education School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3143 Se 17th St
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 671-6800
Grades: 6-12
| 154 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marion Reg. Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
3040 Nw 10th St
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 732-1450
Grades: 6-12
| 41 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mcso Adults
Alternative School
700 Nw 30th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 732-1450
Grades: 8-12
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ocala Center For Success And Independence
Alternative School
4055 Nw 105th St
Ocala, FL 34482
(352) 671-2777
Grades: 6-12
| 46 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 62 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 42,678 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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