Marion Independent School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,190 students in Marion Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Marion Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 74% (versus the Iowa public school average of 70%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Marion Independent School District are Marion High School, Vernon Middle School and Francis Marion Intermediate School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Marion Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Marion Independent School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
6 Schools
1,302 Schools
# Students
2,190 Students
498,009 Students
# Teachers
166 Teachers
35,012 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Marion Independent School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 326 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#166 out of 330 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Marion Independent   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Marion Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Marion Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Marion Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.29
0.44
# American Indian Students
1 Student
1,788 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
11 Students
12,705 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
92 Students
58,225 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
12%
# Black Students
105 Students
32,550 Students
% Black Students
5%
7%
# White Students
1,840 Students
368,419 Students
% White Students
84%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,926 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
140 Students
22,395 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
112
19,916
# Students in K Grade:
143
37,524
# Students in 1st Grade:
127
35,040
# Students in 2nd Grade:
125
34,795
# Students in 3rd Grade:
154
34,420
# Students in 4th Grade:
144
34,642
# Students in 5th Grade:
179
35,873
# Students in 6th Grade:
173
36,868
# Students in 7th Grade:
181
38,538
# Students in 8th Grade:
162
38,657
# Students in 9th Grade:
173
39,103
# Students in 10th Grade:
199
38,361
# Students in 11th Grade:
150
36,878
# Students in 12th Grade:
168
37,394
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,786 is higher than the state median of $14,091. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,457 is less than the state median of $13,688. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$32 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Marion Independent   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$30 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Marion Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,786
$14,091
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Marion Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,457
$13,688
This chart display average spending per public school student in Marion Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Marion Independent School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Marion High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
675 S 15th St
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-9891
Grades: 9-12
| 690 students
Rank: #22.
Vernon Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1350 4th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-9401
Grades: 5-8
| 695 students
Rank: #33.
Francis Marion Intermediate School
Math: 68% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2301 3rd Ave
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 373-4766
Grades: 3-4
| 298 students
Rank: n/an/a
1400 10th Ave
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 373-9209
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
2900 8th Ave
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-4691
Grades: PK-2
| 290 students
Rank: n/an/a
700 S 15th Street
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-4698
Grades: K-2
| 217 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Marion Independent School District
  • 777 S 15th St, Marion, IA, 52302
  • (319) 377-4691
  • marion-isd.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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