• The Marion County School District will apply for Federal Programs funding, including Titles I, II and Title VI for the 2014-2015 school year.  For questions or comments, call the Federal Programs office at 601-736-0640, or visit the office at 1010 Hwy 13 North, Columbia, MS during normal business hours. 

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Upcoming Events

District Teacher of the Year
 
Kecia Porter
 
Kecia Porter  
Photo by Buster Wolfe of the Columbian Progress 
 
 
Mr. Craig Robbins presents Kecia Porter of East Marion Elementary School with the award for District Teacher of the Year. 

 
 
 
 PREPS Honors Local Schools
 
 Preps award
  

Local schools from the Marion County School District have been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added School. The awards were presented during the 2014 PREPS-MAPE Conference, March 19-20, 2014, at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, MS.

The following schools from the Marion County School District were recognized for outstanding performance:

East Marion High School--SATP2 Biology I

East Marion High School--SATP2 English II

West Marion High School--SATP2 US History

East Marion High School and West Marion Primary School--MCT2 Language Arts 

PREPS Value Added analysis allows for comparisons of educational performance among Mississippi Schools, taking into account (or holding constant) the impact of differences in the socioeconomic background of the students considered in the research.  The model is used in the PREPS Value Added Awards Program to identify schools which are adding value by performing significantly better than other schools with comparable socioeconomic circumstances. The Value Added analysis produces a band of predicted score performance and recognizes those schools which are performing above the predicted band.

 

 

West Marion High Receives "Champions of Change" Award

 
 COC WMH 2013
 
 

On November 8, 2013 the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) honored 57 schools  for academic achievement or progress during a ceremony at the Central High School Building. MDE staff recognized schools that have earned the title of High Progress, Gold Ribbon, High Performing or Distinguished under federal Title 1 guidelines as “Champions of Change.”

The federal Title I program provides funding to schools across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty. The goal of funding is to provide students with a fair and equal opportunity to meet challenging academic standards and to help school districts close the achievement gap

West Marion High was recognized for achieving the Title I Distinguished School status. This status was awarded to the top 20 schools in the state  for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and effective strides in closing the achievement gap. Mrs. Ellie Rich, West Marion High Principal received an award for this outstanding achievement . The event is hosted by the MDE- Federal Programs Department.

 

 
West Marion Primary Receives "Champions of Change" Award
 
 

C0C 2013

 
 On November 8, 2013 the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) honored 57 schools  for academic achievement or progress during a ceremony at the Central High School Building. MDE staff recognized schools that have earned the title of High Progress, Gold Ribbon, High Performing or Distinguished under federal Title 1 guidelines as “Champions of Change.”

The federal Title I program provides funding to schools across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty. The goal of funding is to provide students with a fair and equal opportunity to meet challenging academic standards and to help school districts close the achievement gap.

West Marion Primary was recognized for achieving the High Progress status. This status was awarded to 23 schools around the state. High Progress schools have demonstrated the greatest gains in closing gaps. These schools represent the highest 10 percent of schools that have improved their QDI scores overall in two years. Mrs. Heather Singley, West Marion Primary Principal received an award for this outstanding achievement. The event is hosted by the MDE- Federal Programs Department.


Announcements

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    Marion County School District
    will be closed for the holidays
     
    December 22- January 2
     
    Staff Development- January 5
     
    Classes resume-- January 6  
     
    Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
     
     
      
     
     
     
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  • East Marion High School Receives National Honor
     
    East Marion Bronze
      
     East Marion Receives the U.S. News and World Report Bronze Award for the second year in a row. 
     
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