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Marion High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 274 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2011

Marion Public School is a great small school, students are very receptive and accepting to all. We have a wonderful sports program including football, sideline cheer, volleyball, basketball, cross country, competitive cheer, track, softball& baseball. Students are allowed to play more than 1 sport per season (unlike most schools)and most generally everyone makes the team. Our School has been recognized & honored by the state in more than one sport for athletic teams with high a G.P.A . Small class sizes, after school tutoring, now starting some excelled student class opportunities, dual enrollment & now Career Tech Center classes in Cadillac offered in the morning & afternoon. Are just some of the positive points of our school. Our Elementary has also been recognized & Honored for our "Carbo reading Program" . I have had one child graduate and positively ready for college and proudly two more that are excelling in Marion. If you are a supportive & involved parent you will be very satisfied with education your child can receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

This school has gone through so much in the past few years. As a parent, I am sickened by a small group of community members, disgruntled ex employees and even a couple of current employees that have created such embarrassment and chaos for this school and its community. Instead of the school being able to concentrate on student learning, it has had to protect itself from an on-slot of negative and disrespectful behavior by this group. This band of people has made it impossible for the school s administration to remove a few incompetent teachers and improve achievment. I am so disappointed for the students and the community that these people have cast such a negative light on the school and cost the school district so much of its dwindling resources on frivolous and personal agendas . Shame on them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

The schools ability to address the needs of children with academic challenges is less than satisfactory. It has taken months of constant badgering to get all involved to get on board with providing the educational atmosphere that my child needs to excel. It is quite evident in walking the halls that accountability for both teachers and students not a priority. For those that have the best interest of the students in mind, I commend you for your efforts (not everyone is there to have summers off). It cannot be easy working in that environment. I am grateful for those of you that continue to look at the future of our children beyond the halls of this high school. For those that don t, remember the children you teach today are the people that you will depend on to take care of you later.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I have worked at the school for the past 5 years. I absolutely love the staff and students. Our teachers are tracking each students progress as it pertains to the State Standards and Benchmarks. Al core classes have assessments that are aligned to the State Standards. Our staff genuinely cares about students and the students do care about each other. I did not graduate from Marion, nor did I grow up here. I enjoy the community and atmosphere at Marion. Not every school is perfect and not every school offers everything under the sun. We are limited, but for what we have, we use it to the best of our ability. We do have modern technology and use it daily. Our school is welcoming and sincere. Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 6, 2009

I am a student and I have issues with Marion because the principal is not fair or consistant. What I do like about Marion is the teachers. They do care and will not allow you to fail. They push and make us do what you are suppose to do. The town is good and the students are friendly. Your name does not matter here...you do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2008

What a great school! The staff is wonderful and the commitment to education is overwhelming. There is no other place I d want my kids to attend school. Everyone from the secretaries to custodians and even the principal are so nice and helpful to kids and parents. My children are getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I think Marion gives you a sense of freedom, there is something uninhibited about it, which can be nice, but overall, its not a great school. Too much of the staff is related and nearly all are former students. They get by, and form relationships, which is comfortable, but there is no real push for academic excellence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2008

The administration is too busy covering up their inadequacies, and the teachers are apathetic to the learning environment. My children have become very frustrated at the lack of teaching quality. I am removing them from this school district as a result. If you expect your children to fail at life, then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I am a MHS graduate. I was a good student, member of the Honors Society, and participated in the music program. My seven years within the school were wonderful. Teachers were excellent. Each of my teachers were experts in their field, open to questions, and willing to go above their job descriptions to allow one on one time with students. While in my elementary years, I attended a Class A school, small town education is very different. While the school was unable to supply some of the luxuries of larger schools, they did not skimp on good-old-fashioned teaching. I am a proud graduate of MHS, fully educated, employed and well rounded individual.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

I agree that this school is horrible but I moved her almost 2 yrs ago from a Class B school. There are no AP/Honor classes and if you don't play a team sport since 7th grade (like basketball, volleyball) your chances of getting on the team are next to none
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2007

My children graduated from Marion High School over the past ten years (they attended entirely, K-12). They are college graduates and employed full time. All were adequately prepared for life beyond high school; however, their mathematics education could have been better (all successful through Algebra II). They had many opportunities for music, sports and other extra activities. The level of parent involvement was as much as we, the parents, chose to make it. This school district did a good job educating our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

This school is terrible. It has a low level of academics. It offers absolutely no honor classes. The classes do not offer a lot of challenge to students. I regret sending my children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

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30%

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2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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62%

2013

 
 
75%

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36%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

2013

 
 
13%

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5%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
2%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

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19%

2010

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

95%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

74%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Beth Robb
Fax number
  • (231) 743-9622

Programs

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2213 20 Mile Rd
Marion, MI 49665
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