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    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Marion County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Ocala, FL. It has 42,786 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
512 SE 3rd St
Ocala, FL 34471
Telephone
(352) 671-7702

Marion County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1140
817 responses
Average ACT
24
636 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,786
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,304
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$382,138,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,844/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    7%

Marion County Public Schools Reviews

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Being in the Marion County Public School System my whole life, I've felt quite welcomed and accepted by most students and administrators. Some of the people you have to interact with are not always the most friendly, however, they do give you the tools and resources that you need so that you are properly prepared to advance to the next level or academics. The Marion County Public System gives the students an abundant amount of opportunity to embrace you likes and interests and helps you to make those into a part of your academic career. The administrators push you to do your very best
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My experience was outstanding, from the first time stepping into a classroom to my last class period I was completely satisfied. A few things in the schools I attended were not up to date but that did not compromise the integrity of the teachers or my learning abilities. Some of the teachers I had were top tier educators who took their jobs very seriously; on the other hand, a few teachers were not up to par in their educating abilities. Although my classes were not always diverse I still managed to have a very fun time with my peers in school. Unfortunately, I did not feel 100% ready for college after completing school I feel as if this could be drastically improved.
I attended public schools in Marion county all the way until junior year when I switched to private school. After having attended private school Andy public school I have come to realize how poor the education and safety is at most public schools compared to private schools. Unlike my private school though, the high school I attended until my junior year was very big on school clubs, sports, and activities. There was always something to do and I feel like that is an important aspect when going to school.