Marion school information

IndexMarionKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores48%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools41,15779,221
Total private schools129824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1307,963
The Marion, KY educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Marion public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 1% higher than than the Kentucky average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Marion public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.2% have completed high school, 10.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Marion are 2% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Marion.
  • 79.0% of people in Marion have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.2% of people in Marion have completed high school.
  • 10.5% of people in Marion have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Marion

IndexMarionKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade79.0%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school72.2%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college41.3%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.0%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.5%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters3.0%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Marion (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sturgis, KY1,90457%16%
Clay, KY1,05252%6%
Elizabethtown, IL27319%62%
Marion, KY2,99748%2%

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Iuka, MS2,99734%31%
Petersburg, AK2,99646%6%
Silt, CO2,99632%35%
Hartville, OH2,99887%76%
Upton, MA2,99890%83%
Marion, KY2,99748%2%
Source: The Marion, KY education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.