Marion County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Ocala, FL. It has 43,032 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
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Marion County Public Schools Reviews
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.
I feel that in a lot of Marion County Schools academics are mainly focused on initially gifted/honors students. In most cases the ¨smart kids" receive more attention and better attitudes from teachers and administrators than "normal kids". The schools themselves are generally good, but that isn't acceptable in any academic situation.
In the Marion County Public School system I have experienced great teachers and administrative staff who have helped me on my journey. I would love to pursue my education farther because of Marion County. At my schools in particular there are always many activitys, clubs and sports we can experience.