Interested in Marion City Schools?

We’re looking for staff dedicated to inspiring a community of achievement.

We believe at Marion City Schools that it’s important to prepare students for their future. That means making sure students are ready for college or their chosen career once they leave high school.

At Marion City Schools we’re dedicated to transforming how we educate students. We sought input from community, business and educational partners about what our graduates need to succeed. We took that information and put together what we call the Four Pillars, our foundation of improvement.

It starts with Leadership, which aims to decrease staff turnover and open enrollment out of the district by 10%. The Learning Pillar focus on two areas: Academic and Social Emotional. The Academic goal is that by 2023 MCS will maintain a ‘C’ or better on all components of the Local Report Card, and the Social-Emotional goal is that by 2023 MCS will improve the school environment as measured through a reduction in discipline days (Expulsion, Out-of-School, In-School Suspension) to less than 2800 total days. The Literacy Pillar is that by the 2022 report card, the district reading performance index grade will meet the state standard of ‘C’.

The capstone of our Four Pillars is Legacy, which is that by 2023 the Marion City Schools will improve the Prepared for Success component on the Local Report Card to a "C" or better, and the focus is to improve structures, instruction, and opportunities to prepare students for enrollment, enlistment, and employment.

We strive to make sure we are meeting the community’s needs. We regularly invite families into our schools to learn more about how we educate students and how they can help. We invite community, business and educational leaders to partner with us and brainstorm how we can better meet these needs.

Preparing students isn’t only about making sure they can pass tests. Preparing students is about making sure they are ready to succeed in life. It means preparing them to build a better community.

That’s the kind of work we strive to do at Marion City Schools. We seek to inspire a community of achievement. We seek to prepare our students for a better tomorrow and to help make that better tomorrow come true.

We are doing well and seeing much success. We acknowledge much work needs to be done, but we believe in celebrating our successes.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school district. We appreciate your interest and hope to talk to you more about what makes Marion City Schools unique.

Why MCS is an Exceptional Place to Work

Our Mission




Our Vision Statement

  • Provide an innovative and rigorous instructional model to ensure each students' academic and personal development.
  • Collaboratively establish a safe, respectful and caring environment that promotes student learning.
  • Establish processes to communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Manage and prioritize human and financial resources effectively to meet district goals.

Our District

The Marion City School District serves the families and students of Marion, Ohio. We educate approximately 4,300 students in eight buildings: Garfield, Harrison, Hayes, George Washington, McKinley and Taft elementary schools, Grant Middle School, and Harding High School.


Student Experience

As the largest school district in Marion County, Marion City Schools provides many educational options, innovative experiences, and learning programs not available in other surrounding school districts. Our unique opportunities begin in our elementary buildings with programs such as The Leader in Me, which stresses student leadership. Our students at Grant Middle School have the opportunity to explore programs like VEX Robotics and learn in Grant's STEM Lab. They can work with our GEAR UP advisors to begin to identify possible career interests. At Harding High School, our Diploma Plus Acceptance initiative helps each student prepare for success after high school.

MCS staff