WHY MARION?

Bailey

"Our school is more like a family than a school. Any time we’ve needed assistance with anything, the staff was always willing and ready. My children love the arts, and there are so many things to explore at VPA."

- Tawana Bailey, VPA parent

Simmons

"Choosing Marion School District was the best and only decision for our daughter. She has thrived academically, socially, & athletically. The Marion School District has so much to offer in and out of the classroom, and the schools have helped her become the person she is today."

- Amy & Patrick Simmons, MJH parents

Lopez

"Our family is more than grateful for the support and the opportunity our children are getting at Marion schools. Coming from another country, and speaking Spanish, it has been wonderful to have teachers who are able to guide them, teach them, and handle both languages."

- The Lopez Figueroa family, HCGC

Brown

"My prayer is that my children are dedicated to conquering milestones throughout life. We could not "settle" for a mediocre school. We chose Marion because they challenge students to think beyond limitations and give students resources to spark a desire to want more than "average” in life."

- Natalie Y. Hull-Brown, VPA parent

Clark

"After looking into private school, we decided to send our son Sam to MSD because he needed support that the private school wasn’t able to offer. From a shy boy, Sam has matured into a very confident public speaker while attending Marion. The teachers have loved our Sam as if he was their own."

- Tracy Clark, HCGC parent

Bullins

"The Marion School District reasserts the rights of parents and the best interest of children over the convenience of the system. This infuses accountability and quality into educational opportunities where none existed before. Choose Marion and seal the mark of excellence for your child’s future!"

- Christy Bullins, MJH parent

Carey

"Sending my children to Marion has been one of the best experiences. In the second grade, one of my children was struggling to read. His teacher took the time to identify the problem and found a solution that worked for him. When he entered third grade, there was no sign of the struggle!"

- Brittany Carey, MJH parent

Skinner

"My children have been in the district since kindergarten, and I was a graduate of Marion. I LOVE how all the teachers care so much about the kids’ lives inside and outside of school. I also love the magnet schools and all they do to help stimulate the minds of our children."

- Kristy Skinner, MST parent

MSD: BY THE NUMBERS

$3.5 million

Scholarship dollars earned annually by graduating seniors

14:1

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

10.18

Average years of teaching experience for our faculty

86%

Percent of students who enroll in college or technical school after graduation

3

Award-Winning Magnet Schools

3,900+

Students in grades K-12

programs

Softball

Patriot Athletics

Magnet

Magnet Schools

MPAC

Focus on the Arts

MJHS annex

7th-Grade Experience