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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Marion School District to provide our students with a program of instruction so that they will acquire the academic, social, and decision-making skills needed to become productive citizens in our rapidly changing technological world.

We recognize individual differences in students and believe that all children can learn. We strive to meet their needs and interests by offering a balanced curriculum and creating an atmosphere conducive to learning.

District Facts

*Marion School District is located twelve miles west of Memphis, Tennessee, in Crittenden County, Arkansas.

*The district's 217 square miles extend to the south to include the northern third of West Memphis and reach ten miles to the north through Clarkedale. The eastern boundary is the Mississippi River, and the western line is Earle School District.

*Administrative offices for the district are located in the heart of Marion, near the Herbert Carter Global Community School campus. Marion Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School is located outside of Marion. It is in West Memphis. All other campuses are in a complex on the southern boundary of Marion: Marion Math, Science and Technology Magnet School, Marion Junior High, and Marion High School.

*Communities Served: Marion, Crawfordsville, Jericho, North West Memphis, Sunset, Turrell and Clarkedale.

*Accreditation: All campuses are accredited by the North Central Association. Marion School District is also AdvancED accredited.

*Athletics: Marion is a member of conference 6A East of the Arkansas Activities Association.

*A comprehensive curriculum exists in Marion School District for grades K-12. Special services are available for children with special needs. Experienced staff help children of all ability levels succeed.

*All students are provided differentiated instruction in kindergarten through third grades with identification and placement in the gifted and talented cluster beginning at grade four.

*Physical education, music, and art are an integral part of the K-12 curriculum. Beginning band instruction begins in grade 6; drama begins in grade 10.

*A full complement of technical education courses are available in grades eight through twelve, both on campus and through an articulation agreement with ASU Midsouth. Pre-AP and AP coursework in English, math, science, and social studies complete the full slate of core courses available to students who attend Marion School District. In the course of their studies, students have the opportunity to use instructional technology at all school sites.

*Marion School District actively recruits top teacher candidates throughout the year. First-year (novice) teachers participate in the MSD Mentoring Program, which provides support from experienced and successful veteran teachers. All teachers and administrators participate in a minimum of sixty hours of professional development annually. Marion School District provides many of these professional development opportunities through in-district technology and curriculum training for all staff members.

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