West Marion High School

2 West Marion St, Foxworth, MS 39483 | (601) 736-6381
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Student Enrollment: 656
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3 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2 West Marion Street, Foxworth, MS 39483
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Marion County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,949
  • Graduation Rate: 62.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 8.1%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.8
  • Enrolled Students: 2,508

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 656
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 44.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 329 (50.2%)
  • Females: 327 (49.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 99 (15.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 435 (66.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 534 (81.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
West Marion High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For West Marion High School
  Number Percent
7th Grade11116.9%
8th Grade11818.0%
9th Grade13821.0%
10th Grade10816.5%
11th Grade9514.5%
12th Grade7411.3%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 48%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:44%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 12 Years
  • Average Salary: $38,602
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
West Marion High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$32,54340%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$42,64260%
Source: MS Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for West Marion High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 19, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • To the person complaining that they banned Fahrenheit 451, just do what I did when I went there and any books were banned -- go to the library (and yes, F451 is in there as are lots of other banned books, including one that defines treason, which this isn't, btw)! The library is the most underused place in the entire school. I read everything in there (not much, but hey, we were poor) and that helped me more at university than any "teaching" ever did. If you live in that county and have actually heard of that book, just keep reading and educate yourself! Don't wait around to be spoon-fed like the rest of the sheep or you'll never escape.

    Since this is a review, I'll just say it sounds like things haven't changed much. This is a rural school in an extremely poor county, so resources are minimal and expectations are low. The teachers are struggling with low salaries and no resources or support, while the majority of students have parents that don't care if their kids get an education as long as they're out of the house and getting a free lunch for the day.

    Admittedly, most of the teachers are just marking time to get a steady paycheck, but there are a few teachers who do care and who do sacrifice to help those few students who want to better themselves, so hats off to those teachers who help students in spite of the lack of support from administrators and parents.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 01, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school tried to ban Fahrenheit 451!

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 14, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • what good can you say about west marion they should change the name to west marion correctional facility, because its really no differance, there is guards , uniforms, and only special people get privilages, I went to west marion some years ago and we were proud of our school we had a dress code where everybody looked nice we were like one big happy family sure there was ups and downs but the smiles always beat the frowns and billy bourne was a wonder principal he had everbodys respect because he was FAIR but strict
  • Reviewed by Student on January 14, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school is absolutely nasty and What in the world is PBIS!! that is just wasting money for that.I mean i don't get it some teachers are never there, too. And some hardly don't even teach they just sit there. And the board makes so many STUPID rules. And kids have a specific uniform and rules to go by and The high schoolers get away with stuff like with nose rings and lip rings while the junior high would get wrote up in a heart beat if they had one. It is simply unfair for the junoir high kids The high schoolers get away with everything.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 30, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • No discipline, principals are never available for parents at anytime during the day or week. They are always "in a meeting" usually off campus. The school is filthy, absolutely filthy. Teachers could care less if children learn or not and tend to send their job of teaching home for the parents to do. School Board is inadequate....WELCOME TO WEST MARION COMMUNIST SCHOOL!!!!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that West Marion High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on MCT, MST, and SATP state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Biology I
  • English II
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • US History

MCT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

Language Arts Test
Math Test

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

Language Arts Test
Math Test

MST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

Science Test

SATP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End-of-Course - % of students at or above proficiency

Algebra I Test
Biology I Test
English II Test
US History Test
Source: MS Department of Education 2009-2010

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