West Marion High School

  • West Marion High School serves 613 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Marion High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

West Marion High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • West Marion High School's student population of 613 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students613 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Marion High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West Marion High School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank#355 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
29%
48%
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White
70%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Marion High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.430.58
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Graduation Rate90-94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Marion High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarion County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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