The Marion County School District will apply for Federal Programs funding, including Titles I, II and Title VI for the 2013-2014 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.
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.
East Marion High School--SATP2 Biology I
East Marion High School--SATP2 English II
West Marion High School--SATP2 US History
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.
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.
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.
The 2013-2014 revised school calendar shows the make-up days that have been approved for this school year. They are April 21st, May 23rd, and May 27th for students. May 28th will be a Professional Development day.