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For the 2021 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 3,721 students in Marion County, MS. Marion County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Marion County, MS are Columbia High School, Columbia Elementary School and West Marion Primary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Marion County, MS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Marion County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Mississippi public schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Marion County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Columbia High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1009 Broad Street
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-5335

    Grades: 9-12 | 452 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Columbia Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    401 Mary Street
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-2362

    Grades: 3-5 | 414 students
  • Rank: #33.
    West Marion Primary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    20 Cedar Street
    Foxworth, MS 39483
    (601) 736-3713

    Grades: K-3 | 396 students
  • Rank: #44.
    West Marion Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2 West Marion Street
    Foxworth, MS 39483
    (601) 731-2076

    Grades: 4-6 | 307 students
  • Rank: #55.
    West Marion High School Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2 West Marion Street
    Foxworth, MS 39483
    (601) 736-6381

    Grades: 7-12 | 613 students
  • Rank: #66.
    East Marion Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    527 East Marion School Road
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-7290

    Grades: K-6 | 418 students
  • Rank: #77.
    East Marion High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    527 East Marion School Road
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-3006

    Grades: 7-12 | 323 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Jefferson Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    611 Owens Street
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-2786

    Grades: 6-8 | 373 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.913 West Avenue
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-2216

    Grades: K-3 | 425 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Marion County Vocational Complex Vocational School
    1140 Highway 13 South
    Columbia, MS 39429
    (601) 736-6095

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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