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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Marion Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Marion, IA. It has 1,961 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
About Marion Independent School District...
Address
777 S 15th St
Marion, IA 52302
Telephone
(319) 377-4691
Website

Marion Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
104 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,961
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,008
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$25,571,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,597/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    3%

Marion Independent School District Reviews

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A wonderful small district! It's always a nice community. Great teachers and atmosphere. Sports are pretty decent. I love that I can take college classes in high school for free and still get college credit. I have some friends that have completed their Gen Ed before they graduated high school and got into college as a sophomore.
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Marion was a very good school district. I spent most of my years of school within this district. The teachers do an excellent job and really push students to do more. Sports were always valued very highly. The coaches were all very dedicated to the athletes and the pursuit of not only winning but making better people out of the athletes that they trained. The facilities are getting better, but could still use some work. The school district was always very welcoming and did the best that it could with what it had to offer. I believe the district will continue to grow and get better.
My daughter has THRIVED at Marion! We chose this district because of the smaller class sizes. Her teachers and administrators got to know her as a person and have encouraged her to do her very best. We have been very pleased with her time at Marion. Special SHOUT OUT to the awesome music department! Show choir holds a lot of special memories for her! I wish that I could give the administration an extra star.