Marion High School

675 South 15th St, Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-9891

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 634 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) to test students in grade 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Marion Independent School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marion High School is a public high school in Marion. 634 students go to Marion High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 31% of the 634 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marion High School is 13:1. Marion Home School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 88%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 1.0% %
Multiracial 1% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have one student currently attending Marion High and loves his teachers. They challenge him and encourage him to continue to pursue his interests. He is being well prepared for college and has already acquired college credit. Communication with teachers is open and quick to respond if I request information. So far in the first year we have enjoyed our experienced.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent of one gifted and another special needs child I am sorely disappointed in our school district. Our special education program is ran as if all disabilities are behavior disorders and a gifted child is not coached or counseled to reach their true potential. The AEA does little to intervene and support/accommodations are not administered. You will hear "we don't have money for that" and "outside contract hours" often here.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a graduate I feel like Marion HS is able to offer large school opportunities with small school comforts. It seems like there are less political battles within the system than other schools and kids are able to take advantage of opportunities versus being turned away without a chance. I also feel like the smaller size allows students to gain confidence without as much judgment/trial as larger schools often do.

  • (7 years ago)

    athletes and kids of teachers are highly favored politics is huge at m.h.s if you dont agree with the powers that be then just go away. principal and other teacher parents control all coaches its sad

  • (9 years ago)

    This school sorely lacks leadership. The board and other school employees do not value parent's concerns.They are more athletic oriented than art/music or academic. They insist on teaching core math which has failed in many other schools and does not prepare our students for college. No child left behind is their bottom line.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is not as huge and frusterating as LinnMar. You do not need to be rich to go to this school. It's a lot less of a hastle also.And at Marion there is a group for everyone.

  • (12 years ago)

    This school has an outstanding staff/parent partnership in teaching and working with the students.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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