Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Marion High School

Public | 9-12 | 435 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in Marion

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $106,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

11 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted February 3, 2013

Marion is an excellent school district. The school is behind on technology, but that does not hamper the overall quality of education. The state mandated test scores are excellent and the teachers are wonderful. Marion has outstanding band, athletics, ag, theater and art programs. The administration is considerate and is often eager to listen to suggestions made by students and by parents. The bond between all of the students is quite prevalent as well. The students are proud to represent Marion everywhere they go. I highly recommend this school district for anyone that struggles at larger schools, or just wants a chance to excell.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

I have lived in Marion for the past 18 years, moving here from San Antonio, graduated from Fox Tech in a class of 2000 children. I find Marion Schools a delightful change. I like the small classes, the attention that was given my child. It took the whole village to help her get throught school. The Principal, Vice Principle, teachers, Coaches, everyone was there to help. Information was given/provided to get into collage. If extra help was needed there was always someone that could help. It may be a small school but the people are proud, have lots of spirit. It is not just about sports. Any child that wants to learn can learn. Not all children play sports nor want to be farming housewifes. Neither do all children in Marion live on farms. My child is attending College now and doing well. Thanks Marion ISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I am A a Student at Marion High School and I have learned that this school can help you with a lot of things, seeing how it is so small. I know that the school is underfunded but we are doing the best we can. Plus, I moved from a larger school and my grades were so bad that I was going to tutoring every day after school to catch up with my class mates. I like Marion because it gives you more attention since being there I have made honor roll 2 years in a row and got commended on all of my TAKS test. If you think your child is struggling then they are not paying attention. Teachers offer extra time to help students that do not understand and we still have a ton of kids wanting to come. Marion is a great school to send your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

For the people saying that the students at this high school are obsessed with ag and sports and that all the women are expected to be housewives is completely wrong. After being a student at marion and seeing what goes on there, I know that the school stresses education as much or more that they want you to join ag or Sports. Yes there are some teachers that aren't as good as the others , many of them have great credentials and are wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

My child does go to school in Marion and we are pleased with the quality of his educationa and the staff, ( most of them) I have not had to deal with anyone above the Elementary level, but at this point, I am satisfied. Is it a small, 'FFA/4H school'? You bet it is, but coming from a larger school district, I will tell you that I am much happier and so is my child. In larger schools you may have more electives, but you also will have larger issues. We are happy with our choice to send our child to Marion ISD. Small town school, with small town values. Values being the key word. Most larger school districts lack any kind of VALUES. In turn, our children grow up without any.... look at our socity today. I am happy to send my child to a small school with VALUES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2008

This school places too much emphasis on football and farming. Elective courses tend to drift towards encouraging the girls to become housewives and the men to take on the family farm. The school in unable to hold on to the good teachers who can connect with youth and never let go of the teachers who haven't got a clue as to what students really need. Only a handful of students are encouraged to attend college and the rest are all seriously mislabled as trouble-makers. Furthermore the fact that this school is loced in a small town means that student's can become ostasized by not only thier fellow classmates but the faculty and townsfolk by unsubstanciated rumors that may offend the moral majority. My reccomendation for those parents living in Marion ISD? Send your children to private school or home school because Marion will only hold them back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

I am beginning my 40th year as a teacher. This is my third year as a junior college dual-credit teacher at Marion. I am impressed with the openness of the school, the honesty of the student body, and the dedication of the administration to being available. Certainly, the school is poorly financed. The teachers are probably at the minimum pay level. The librarians are very helpful to the students and make available every resource. The students are entusiastic supporters of various activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 20, 2006

I dont reccomend sending a child to this school. This school is way too political .
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 6, 2005

Marion is a good school. Administration is supportive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2004

The Marion High School offers as much as they can for a small school and yes, alot is emphasised on sports because the children really look forward to these activities. The parents are the ones that must be involved in their child's education to make sure there are good results academically. The staff is helpful, and there are many good teachers. As for safety, the streets around the school need to be redone and water drainage is terrible, so I feel sorry for the students that walk to and from school. The town of Marion needs a facelift badly. If this issue would be addressed, maybe Marion ISD would have a better reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

This highschool has to be one of the worst. They are underfunded understaffed and undereducated. They lack the many of the extracurricular activities which help make well rounded students. The boys athletics prgram is something of a joke, while the girls have been known to win the occaisional title. The only really noteworthy group the school had going for them was the band, and now that has gone downhill as well. My advice would be to try a different school, but if you cannot then at least push for all the AP classes and dual credit. This high school does not teach kids how to study, and they certainly do not prepare you for college. I speak from personal experience. But, if they have the right teachers there, the AP and dual credit classs will help a great deal.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
63%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
50%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students71%
Female62%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female72%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students40%
Female40%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students87%
Female82%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students78%
Female70%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students71%
Female63%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 29%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • ELIZARDO HERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (830) 420-2300

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

P O Box 189
Marion, TX 78124
Website: Click here
Phone: (830) 914-2803

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Calvary Baptist Academy
New Braunfels, TX





Canyon High School
New Braunfels, TX


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT