Marion School District (Arkansas)

Marion School District is a public school district based in Marion, Arkansas, United States. The school district provides early childhood, elementary and secondary education for more than 4,300 kindergarten through grade 12 students at its six facilities at Marion and West Memphis in Crittenden County, Arkansas.

Marion School District
200 Manor Street
Marion, Arkansas 72364
United States
District information
Established1869 (1869)
NCES District ID0509390[1]
Students and staff
Teachers258.75 (on FTE basis)[1]
Staff563.75 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student–teacher ratio16.72[1]
Athletic conference7A/6A East (2012–14)
District mascotPatriots
Colors  Red
Other information

The district encompasses 209.96 square miles (543.8 km2)[citation needed] surrounding almost all of Marion, the municipalities of Clarkedale, Crawfordsville, Gilmore, Jericho, Sunset, Turrell, and portions of Jennette and West Memphis.[2]

Established in 1869, Marion School District is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and its accreditation by AdvancED is under advisement[3]

In November 2012, educator Alexia T. Weimer of Avondale Elementary School was recognized by Governor Mike Beebe as the 2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, as part of the National Teacher of the Year program.[4]



On July 1, 2004, the Crawfordsville School District consolidated into the Marion School District. On July 1, 2010, the Turrell School District consolidated into the Marion School District.[5]



Secondary schools:

  • Marion High School—serving approximately 900 students in grades 10 through 12.
  • Marion Junior High School—serving approximately 800 students in grades 7, 8, and 9.

Magnet schools:

  • Marion Math, Science and Technology Magnet-serving approximately 375 students in grades Pre-K Through 6.
  • Hebert Carter Global Community Magnet—serving approximately 225 students in grades Pre-K through 6.
  • Marion Visual and Performing arts Magnet (West Memphis)—serving approximately 300 students in Pre-K Through 6.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Marion School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Crittenden County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2022. - 2010 map - note: Since the production of the 2010 map, the Turrell School District merged into the Marion school district.
  3. ^ "Institution Summary, Marion School District". AdvancED. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Education. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.

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