My Son attended MMS 6-8 grades and he loved it! It's a small school with very caring Teachers and the opportunity to take advanced Math and English classes. A huge addition to the school for the 2013-2014 school year, is the new Science and Band buildings. Marion is an amazing small town with small town values and a great school system. I'm very happy that both of my boys attend MISD.
The class room spaces are not to par as the others in the school district as well as the cafeteria and the food it serves-most of the children don't even eat though they are on lunch programs. I visit my grand-daughter on a regular basis and know her curriculum. Hardly any offerings for advanced math and sciences and bullying of students are not addressed.
My son is an eight grader here and is doing very well academically. The teachers take their time and will meet with students on an individual basis as needed. The environment is conducive to learning and there is just the right balance of academic and extracurricular offerings that make this a great school.
This school is a complete mess. It is incredibly disorganized & there is a complete lack of advanced placement classes available. The teachers seem to just push the students through like sheep. My daughter transferred here in high school & it was a disaster to her transcript. She was not able to take any advanced courses & they never offered any help in regards to the math program -- which if you are not familiar (or raised with) you are completely lost. You would be better teaching your children at home honestly. However, their meal choices are excellent. However, thats about the limit to their excellence.