Marion school information

IndexMarionNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores77%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools91,89579,235
Total private schools451024,875
Total post-secondary schools11837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Marion are 13% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Marion.
  • 69.7% of people in Marion have completed 8th grade.
  • 66.0% of people in Marion have completed high school.
  • 14.5% of people in Marion have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Marion

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  • East Mcdowell Junior High676 State StreetGrades: 07 - 09Students: 624 · Ratio: 13:176
  • Eastfield Elementary170 Eastfield School RoadGrades: PK - 07Students: 429 · Ratio: 17:169
  • Glenwood Elementary1545 Old Hwy 221 SouthGrades: KG - 06Students: 519 · Ratio: 16:187
  • Marion Elementary209 Robert StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 566 · Ratio: 20:185
  • Mcdowell Early Colle54 College DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 188 · Ratio: 21:165
  • Mcdowell High600 Mcdowell High DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 132 · Ratio: 14:162
  • North Cove Elementary401 American Thread RoadGrades: PK - 06Students: 305 · Ratio: 15:185
  • Pleasant Gardens Elementary100 John Roach DriveGrades: KG - 06Students: 383 · Ratio: 13:183
  • West Marion Elementary820 Marler RoadGrades: KG - 06Students: 528 · Ratio: 16:177
  • West Mcdowell Junior High346 West Mcdowell Jr HighGrades: 07 - 09Students: 761 · Ratio: 16:181

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Education level achieved in Marion

IndexMarionNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade69.7%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school66.0%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college42.0%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree23.2%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors14.5%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters5.5%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Old Fort, NC96581%19%
Marion, NC7,94877%13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fort Dix, NJ7,94875%10%
Fort Belvoir, VA7,94284%23%
Ruidoso, NM7,95440%41%
Broadview, IL7,95672%6%
Thousand Palms, CA7,95654%20%
Marion, NC7,94877%13%
Source: The Marion, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.