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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Marion County Public Schools is a public school district located in Ocala, FL. It has 42,913 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Marion County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
1,314 responses
Average ACT
24
891 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,913
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,749
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,716/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$40,301
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$863
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,600
National
$184,700

Marion County Public Schools Reviews

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Marion County has an extremely diverse culture and a strong sense of family. The teachers treat their students as if we were their own kids. Although there is little funding towards education, there has recently been an increase in the promotion of furthering education at a collegiate level. My school, North Marion High, offers the AICE program which allows students to earn college credit, free of charge, while still attending high school. This program is extremely helpful for those looking to break away from the trend of only 10% of Marion County graduates choosing to attend college. An increase in community participation, educational funding, and the remodeling of Marion county facilities would positively impact students. In many ways, Marion county is just lacking resources and students do not get the opportunities that they often deserve. If there were more resources the students would emerge more well-rounded and prepared for their future.
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The teachers are unexperienced, and at times very unprofessional. I've found myself in situations where I felt like I wouldn't receive a good grade on an assignment because a teacher didn't like me. There is a fair share of favoritism within the schools of Marion county. Attention isn't equally distributed to all sport teams, clubs, and programs. The school food is just inedible.
I am a duel enrollment student at Westport high school, my best learning opportunity was at the College of Central Florida, as were my teachers. I would love to see an improvement in counselors, especially when it comes to student academics. Many times me and my peers were left to handle problems on our own along with finding important information because the counselors were unable to give it to us or too difficult to reach.