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Marion Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 712 students

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Posted May 8, 2011

MSHS is a great school. Students are cared for by the administration. Students have opportunity to be successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2011

I am a former student of MSHS, and I had an excellent experience there. I attended college at one of the most academically challenging schools in VA, and I was well prepared for the coursework at college. I took honors and AP courses in high school in order to get ready for college. If students attending MSHS take honors courses and are willing to put in the work required to prepare for college, they will do well. The majority of my teachers went above and beyond in the classroom. The teachers are not responsible for the academic success of students who are not willing to put in the effort needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2010

Marion is a very old school and very little money has been put into upkeep. Teachers have to buy their own supplies, desks are falling apart and books are missing covers. The administration is weak and does not support the teachers. There are a few really good teachers but the overall environment is poor. If you have a choice send your children to Rural Retreat, Chilhowie or Abingdon. All have better environment than Marion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

As a parent I would expect the Prinicalp to Pay attention when a student or students tell them something and at least show interest in it and look into it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I would rate this school with 3 out of 4 stars for all students and 4 out of 5 stars for the college bound. I am a parent and a retired teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

When I was at Marion, I had a lot of good friends and a great social life. Teacher wise, they are awful. Most of them just like to give busy work and don't actually teach. A lot of them don't prepare you for the college life as I had to find that out the hard way.


Posted October 6, 2008

To be honest, i had an excellent freshman sophomore and junior year at marion senior high due mainly to participation in the marching band, those are the only memories of the place that i will remember fondly. Mr. Collins was an excellent director and made it as enjoyable as it was, however apart from this there is nothing more to say in favor of the school. Of course with a few exceptions, the faculty at this school is at best a joke, at worst a complete disaster. Comprised primarily of young unexperienced instructors that in all likelyhood barely skated through their college degrees. While attempting to be unbiased in my criticism, i cannot find a way around saying that the primary attitude of most of the faculty was that of a childish powertrip amongst other issues too numerous to list. truly dissapointing


Posted October 12, 2006

As a former student I can honestly say I received a quality education and had a nice social life at MSHS. Would be nice if more things were offered after school and discipline is a joke. Other than that this was an awesome place.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2006

I will be a senior at Marion Senior High this year and to be honest, it seems like I have had only five teachers of the twenty one of my high school career so far that seemed to actually care about the students. Many of them just seem to be so tired of teaching or just don't care at all, resulting in apathy in the students, low test scores, discipline problems, and so on. The only sports recognized at school are football and basketball. The band program has no money, the school board doesn't seem to care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

My Son is a sophomore in MSHS, and I couldnt ask for a better school. I am sent emails dailiy of announcments. Holt, Newman and Davidson are sure doing thier jobs. I give this school an A1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2004

I love MSHS! Its awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2004

I am a sophomore at MSHS and for the most part we have a good school. Our principal is the best and we have a good environment. I do think that our discipline is not very high and kids get away with too much
—Submitted by a 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.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
97%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students53%
Female students65%
Male students45%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

Algebra II

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Biology

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Chemistry

All Students49%
Female students37%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students51%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Earth Science

All Students76%
Female students80%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students81%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students79%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Geometry

All Students55%
Female students54%
Male students55%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students79%
Female students73%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

World History II

All Students73%
Female students77%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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848 Stage St
Marion, VA 24354
Phone: (276) 783-4731

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