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East Marion High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 397 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

My school could use some lockers and new nleachers for the gymnasium. And some other things, like new equipment for sports and band...i am a sophomore at this school.


Posted September 23, 2012

I teach at East Marion High School and am proud to work there. The Great Schools ratings are not current as East Marion has been the highest ranked high school in the Marion County school district for 3 years in a row. That is not opinion, but established by the State of Mississippi. Our QDI has consistently risen for years now.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2012

I have a choice as to where my son goes to school. We send him to East Marion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

I think East Marion School is the best school in Marion County. I think that all of the students learn everything they need to know.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2009

Since Dr. Banyard has been at East Marion, I have seen a significant change in the students attitude towards their education. It has gone from being nonchalant to having great pride in going to school and learning. The times have changed since I've been a student there and I think that Dr. Banyard is doing a fantastic job with the students by taking it back to the fundamental basics of education which are hard work and determination.


Posted September 3, 2008

I have 3 children who attend this school and must say that I am very encouraged by positive changes made this academic year. My children are excited about learning and are showing enthusiasm with their teachers and the good will fostered at their school. I look forward to more of the same!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I am a current student of East Marion and i love my school and always will, but personally i think they could really do better. If the school board stops spending so much money on the extracurriculum activities then they could accualy have enough money to buy new books instead of using excuses about money problems. And about the uniforms, if they were so concerned about our education they'd get us out of them. I was always tought that you have to be comforable to learn and pay attention, but you can't do that in an uniform.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

I am a parent of a student at East Marion. I attended Columiba school in the 80s but can see the difference in the two schools. I have seen a significant decline in the overrall academics and administrative leadership at the school. We have had children to cry because a great teacher decided to leave. I think the new administration for the 08-09 school year has a hard job on their hands, but being a parent I am behind them 100%. I want our children to be on the level of any child graduating for any other schools. Parents better wake up and help, or our children will be forever behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

The school is great for my son. The teachers, Principal, and the safety and discipline is great. I attended and I am successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

My children attended. They do not have AP classes. My daughters ACT scores were awful. The elemlentary was wonderful, but after that there is no help from the principles they will not listen to the parents complaints. My daughters had to retake algebra in college. Our children are not protected in high school and they are not being taught like they should. Their is no parent support only for the football team. We need a new school administrator someone who will listen and not hide all the time. Terrible school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I am extremely saddened to hear the comments that have posted here about East Marion. I am alumni, and I loved my school...and still love my school. East Marion offered AP classes of all kinds, and I was a part of them. We had some of the best teachers marion county has seen. I was actually the valedictorian of one of the most intelligent classes to ever come through East Marion. Of course there is probably room for improvement, but that is everywhere. My class got along perfectly. I believe that if the test scores are low, it is more the student's and parent's fault than the school's.


Posted September 19, 2006

My opinion of east marion is very poor. I think if marion county would make each one of the schools in marion county a part of one school, that way it would be more equally balanced. I went to east marion when I was in junior high through graduation, and it was pretty miserable to me. I wish my kids could go to a school where they felt welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2005

Well this is what,I think about East Marion I went to school there. And my children went there for six years. I took them out because of drugs. All you have to do is just look at the test score and compare them to the other county schools scores. So the academic programs need alot of improvement. I think this needs to be addressed Mr.Robbins
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2005

I would like to respond to the statements made about AP classes not being offered at East Marion. We would love to offer an AP class in every subject at East Marion. Unfortunately, we have lost teacher units due to a drop in our student population and can no longer offer the few AP classes that we offered in the past. It is not because we do not think they are valuable or needed we simply do not have the manpower to teach all the regular classes and the AP classes. Hopefully that will change, but for now that is the reality of budget cuts and loss of staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 7, 2005

August 2005- The U.S. History 'department' was great until they dropped the A.P. class. Now we have no A.P. classes. A.P. classes need to be offered to all students for every subject. Equal opportunity? Hello. Columbia Highschool has A.P. for everything you could imagine which is something that should be offered to all students in any school they attend, even if they have to be bused to other schools.Oh.I might as well voice my opinion on school uniforms.I believe noone has the right to tell anyone how to wear their clothes.They paid for them.I believe uniforms and dress codes are nothing more than a power trip.Not all people look decent or good with their shirt tucked in, especially overweight people.I am overweight and it is a complete and total embarrasment to tuck in my shirt.It messes with my self-esteem and confidence.I believe school board members should realize this and have compassion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2004

Great School with very good teachers and an Excellent Principal. The History department is of the highest quality with US History by far on of the top programs in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

East Marion High School is a great school. The faculty and the student body are very friendly. East Marion has a deputy from the Marion County Sheriffs Department on duty the entire school day, which makes it safe
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
78%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 77% 50%
White 22% 46%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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527 East Marion School Rd
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: (601) 736-3006

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