Marion Co School Dist School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 1,942 students in Marion Co School Dist School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
Public Schools in Marion Co School Dist School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Marion Co School Dist School District are West Marion Primary School, West Marion High School and West Marion Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Marion Co School Dist School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Marion Co School Dist School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MS)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,050 Schools
# Students
1,942 Students
444,731 Students
# Teachers
141 Teachers
31,493 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Marion Co School Dist School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 144 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has increased from 70-74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MS)
Overall District Rank
#64 out of 146 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Marion Co School Dist  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Marion Co School Dist  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Marion Co School Dist  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Marion Co School Dist  School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.59
# American Indian Students
2 Students
3,062 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
5,079 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
27 Students
19,443 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
4%
# Black Students
767 Students
211,217 Students
% Black Students
40%
48%
# White Students
1,100 Students
190,886 Students
% White Students
57%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
46 Students
14,757 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
37
6,013
# Students in K Grade:
113
30,770
# Students in 1st Grade:
143
32,570
# Students in 2nd Grade:
132
32,465
# Students in 3rd Grade:
133
32,408
# Students in 4th Grade:
158
33,815
# Students in 5th Grade:
126
31,823
# Students in 6th Grade:
159
35,604
# Students in 7th Grade:
169
37,079
# Students in 8th Grade:
175
37,162
# Students in 9th Grade:
132
34,756
# Students in 10th Grade:
140
33,410
# Students in 11th Grade:
163
31,384
# Students in 12th Grade:
141
28,607
# Ungraded Students:
21
6,865

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,398 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,444. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,461 is less than the state median of $11,775. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue
$22 MM
$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Marion Co School Dist  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$20 MM
$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Marion Co School Dist  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,398
$12,444
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Marion Co School Dist  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,461
$11,775
This chart display average spending per public school student in Marion Co School Dist  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Marion Co School Dist School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Marion Primary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20 Cedar Street
Foxworth, MS 39483
(601) 736-3713
Grades: PK-3
| 345 students
Rank: #22.
West Marion High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2 West Marion Street
Foxworth, MS 39483
(601) 736-6381
Grades: 7-12
| 609 students
Rank: #33.
West Marion Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2 West Marion Street
Foxworth, MS 39483
(601) 731-2076
Grades: 4-6
| 267 students
Rank: #44.
East Marion High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
527 East Marion School Road
Columbia, MS 39429
(601) 736-3006
Grades: 7-12
| 326 students
Rank: #55.
East Marion Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
527 East Marion School Road
Columbia, MS 39429
(601) 736-7290
Grades: PK-6
| 395 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marion Co Alt School
Alternative School
2 W Marion St., Building T
Columbia, MS 39429
(601) 736-7290
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Marion Co Voc Complex
Vocational School
1140 Highway 13 South
Columbia, MS 39429
(601) 736-6095
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Recent Articles

School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
We review recent rankings from Boston Magazine that shows the top-rated high schools in this extensive school district.
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
Learn about how public schools are funded today and how the federal and local monies are allocated.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Marion County School District
  • 1010 Highway 13 N Suite 2, Columbia, MS, 39429
  • (601) 736-7193
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 1,942 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 30% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

Quick Links