• 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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District Teacher of the Year
Mark Stringer
Mark Stringer District
Photo by Buster Wolfe of the Columbian Progress 
Mr. Craig Robbins presents Mark Stringer of West Marion High 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.




**The Marion County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits.


  • 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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