IDOE school grades released recently are more evidence that Marion Community Schools is making giant strides in academic achievement.
MCS schools earned four “A”s and “B”s for the 2012-13 school year – up from zero in the 2011-12 school year. Overall, the district earned a "C" for the 2012-13 school year – up from an "F" the year before.
MARION (Feb. 8, 2013) — Starting next week, Marion students will be competing for a chance to face off with other students from around the county with an eye toward a trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Spelling Bee.
MARION (Jan. 18, 2013) — For the second year straight, Marion Community Schools is one of a select group of Indiana school corporations awarded Excellence in Performance grants in recognition of outstanding teacher improvement efforts.
The state Department of Education awarded $10 million total to MCS and 39 other school corporations this year to help them reward their best teachers. Marion’s grant is $183,000. Fewer than a third of the 124 corporations that applied were awarded grants.
Several Marion High School seniors and graduates were honored by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees during its Aug. 14, 2013, meeting for their excellent performance on Advanced Placement exams last school year.