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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Marion High School is an above average, public school located in Marion, IL. It has 1,107 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.

Marion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1080
64 responses
Average ACT
25
82 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$42,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Football games, homecoming week, and prom
    39%
  • Basketball games
    23%
  • The senior prank, it's always good humored.
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Soccer games
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Baseball games
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,107
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,168
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,624/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Marion High School faculty members are dedicated to their roles as influencers for the students. I was recently involved in a traumatic event that led to me being airlifted and hospitalized. Whenever I came back to school, the teachers were all welcoming, kind, understanding, and willing to individually help me catch up on the work I had missed. However, one thing that I would like to see changed among the school is the slight racial stigma that still exists. Oftentimes, I hear students and even teachers making slightly racist comments that they don't even realize are harmful to specific people.
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What I liked about Marion High school was that there was something for everyone, there was an anime club, a science club, a cooking club, newspaper club, and a High potential individuals club for girls that need emotional support. I liked that they always challenged you to do better and rewarded you when you reached your goal. What I didn't like was the amount of fights we had every day. There would be at least one fight a day. but I guess every school has a little drama. They have a lot of options for lunch there. there's always pizza and salad, they have snacks and different kinds of juices. They have a great award winning choir and band.
I am a senior at Marion High School. I entered the school as a freshman in the fall of 2015. I am involved in many activities and clubs at Marion High. My favorite thing at Marion High School use to be the marching band because I was a captain of the color guard/dance team but now it’s just unbearable. My least favorite thing at Marion High ties between the food and the education. Every since I was a freshman, the food there during breakfast and lunch has been considered repulsive on most days. From my perspective, the education at Marion High School has gone downhill throughout the past four years (and so has our sports but that’s a different subject). Overall, Marion High School is a poor high school with terrible food and a poor education rate.