Marion High School (Arkansas)

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Marion Senior High School
1 Patriot Drive
Marion, Arkansas, 72364
United States
Coordinates 35°11′42″N 90°11′47″W / 35.19500°N 90.19639°W / 35.19500; -90.19639Coordinates: 35°11′42″N 90°11′47″W / 35.19500°N 90.19639°W / 35.19500; -90.19639
Type Comprehensive
Established 1911 (1911)
School district Marion School District
CEEB Code 041560
NCES School ID 050939000682[1]
Principal Steve Landers
Faculty 57.12 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 10–12
Number of students 903[1]
Student to teacher ratio 15.81[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Red
Mascot Patriots
Rivals West Memphis High School
USNWR ranking Unranked

Marion High School is an accredited public high school in Marion, Arkansas, United States. Established in 1911, Marion High School is one of four public high schools in Crittenden County and the only high school of the Marion School District.


The first Marion High School began in 1911 with construction of its first building completed in 1912 and housed all grades and then subsequently served solely as a high school and later as a middle school until the 1990s.[2]

In recent years the Marion School District has absorbed students from smaller nearby districts due to state mandated consolidation—most recently Crawfordsville (2003) and Turrell (2010).[3] Previous consolidations and expansions added the communities of Jericho (1947), a small portion of adjacent West Memphis (1953) and with integration Sunset (1968).[4] The current facility dates from 1970, but Marion's schools were founded in 1869 and the first High School opened in 1911.[5]


The Marion High School mascot is the Patriot with red, white and blue serving as the school colors.

For 2012–14, the Marion Patriots compete in the 6A Classification—the state's second largest—in the 7A/6A East Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Patriots may participate in basketball, football, tennis, track, cross country, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and golf.[6]

Notable people[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Marion High School. If the person was a Marion High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:

  • Ray Brown—Professional football coach and former professional football player.
  • Jerry Franklin (2007)—Professional football player.


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Marion High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "2010 Most Endangered Places". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Marion (Crittenden County)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "School Profile, Marion High School". AdvancED. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "School Profile, Marion High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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