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Marion High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 5, 2014

I have one student currently attending Marion High and loves his teachers. They challenge him and encourage him to continue to pursue his interests. He is being well prepared for college and has already acquired college credit. Communication with teachers is open and quick to respond if I request information. So far in the first year, we have enjoyed our experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

As a parent of one gifted and another special needs child, I am sorely disappointed in our school district. Our special education program is ran as if all disabilities are behavior disorders and a gifted child is not coached or counseled to reach their true potential. The AEA does little to intervene and support/accommodations are not administered. You will hear "we don't have money for that" and "outside contract hours" often here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

As a graduate, I feel like Marion HS is able to offer large school opportunities with small school comforts. It seems like there are less political battles within the system than other schools and kids are able to take advantage of opportunities versus being turned away without a chance. I also feel like the smaller size allows students to gain confidence without as much judgment/trial as larger schools often do.


Posted June 6, 2008

athletes and kids of teachers are highly favored, politics is huge at m.h.s,if you dont agree with the powers that be then just go away. principal and other teacher parents control all coaches,its sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

This school sorely lacks leadership. The board and other school employees do not value parent's concerns.They are more athletic oriented than art/music or academic. They insist on teaching core math which has failed in many other schools and does not prepare our students for college. No child left behind is their bottom line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

This school is not as huge and frusterating as LinnMar. You do not need to be rich to go to this school. It's a lot less of a hastle also.And at Marion there is a group for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school has an outstanding staff/parent partnership in teaching and working with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 81%
Black 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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675 South 15th St
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 377-9891

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