Marion City Schools


  • Early release Wednesdays start on Sept. 14

    Marion City Schools will be on regular dismissal time on Wednesdays until early release Wednesdays start on Sept. 14. 

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  • School times

    Doors at our elementary schools open at 8:30 a.m., at Grant Middle School at 7:50 a.m., and at Harding High School at 7 a.m.


    The school day is 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at elementary schools, 8:02 a.m.-3 p.m. at Grant, and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Harding.

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  • Volunteer at Marion City Schools

    Marion Mentors 21 is seeking volunteers to mentor at Marion City Schools during the 2016-17 school year. More information is available on its website at www.marionmentors.org.

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District News

  • MCS launches county's first JROTC program

    Lt. Col. John Espinosa served around the world during his time with the U.S. Army. Now he will be inspiring students at Harding High School as its new Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor. Marion City Schools is launching a JROTC program as part of its commitment to Diploma Plus Acceptance, one of the district’s four pillars of educational reform. Diploma Plus Acceptance is an initiative dedicated to making sure students leave high school with not only a diploma but acceptance to a two- or four-year college, the military, an apprenticeship program or the workforce.

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  • Muriel Summers inspires MCS on Convocation Day

    Her message to the district’s staff was to get to know people’s stories, both students’ stories and circumstances and those of their colleagues, and to never stop sharing their own. “Everyone has a story,” she said. “Listen to it before you judge.”

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  • Superintendent's message to the community

    We have implemented innovative programming throughout our district. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure your student has an exceptional experience and continues to learn and grow.

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  • MCS to use technology to address soft skills gap

    The Straight A Fund Governing Board recommended awarding a $623,605 Straight A Innovation Fund Grant to partners Rushmore Academy, Harding High School and the Mahoning County Educational Service Center. The grant will cover costs of working with the Kent State University Research Center for Educational Technology to create an educational simulated workplace model.

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