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Marion, TX
Students enrolled: 435

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P O Box 189
Marion, TX 78124

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(830) 914-2803
(830) 420-2300
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Map of Marion High School address.

August 26, 2015
Eight years ago this district had promise. Now the school board likes to go behind parents backs and approve things without telling us. The technology is way behind, don't want to fix existing problems, need to offer more electives, need to offer skills training, and the teacher turn over rate is high. But, if you are interested in athletics then you will be fine because that's the only thing they are interested in too.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
August 26, 2015
We are having a high turn over rate with teachers. The good ones all leave.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Don't know
August 26, 2015
Homework is between just right and too much, depends on grade level, teacher, when the STAAR test is, and multiple other factors.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Agree
August 26, 2015
Yes, it helps develop persistence, grit, and determination because you have to have it to deal with the staff.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 26, 2015
It's difficult to respect people who don't respect the students and parents. The staff are rude and will lie to your face while smiling.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 26, 2015
The school does absolutely nothing about its bullying problem but supposedly has a zero tolerance.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2014
I went to Marion K-12, however I did move around a lot. I thought maybe it would be better over time and when I came back I realized this isn't the kind of school for me or my future kids. Maybe if there was funding, kids would have better electives and much more to be proud of. Marion lacks any school spirit. The student body rejects anyone who is different. The teachers are eh. The new building looks nice from the outside...but poorly designed. There's a small staircase that is enough room for two people and one small door.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 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
no rating
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

September 05, 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

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
no rating
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

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

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

December 20, 2006
I dont reccomend sending a child to this school. This school is way too political .

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2005
Marion is a good school. Administration is supportive.

- submitted by a teacher

November 01, 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

August 05, 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 student

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Marion High School
P O Box 189, Marion, TX  78124
(830) 914-2803
Last modified Marion High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marion High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top