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North Marion High School (Florida)

Coordinates: 29°20′22″N 82°08′18″W / 29.3394178°N 82.1384269°W / 29.3394178; -82.1384269
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North Marion High School
151 West Hwy 329

United States
Coordinates29°20′22″N 82°08′18″W / 29.3394178°N 82.1384269°W / 29.3394178; -82.1384269
TypePublic secondary and magnet school
Established1964; 60 years ago (1964)
School districtMarion County Public Schools
OversightCambridge Assessment International Education
PrincipalCarol Sales
Teaching staff57.00 (FTE) (2022–23)[1]
Enrollment1,303 (2022–23)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.86 (2022–23)[1]
Color(s)Garnet and Gold
AccreditationFlorida Department of Education

North Marion High School is a public high school and magnet school located in Citra, Florida. The school's athletic teams are known as the Colts and the varsity football team competes in the FHSAA Class 5A Division.[citation needed] The school colors are garnet and gold. The school currently serves 1,313 students in grades 9 through 12 (2018–19).[1]

State championships[edit]

North Marion won its first ever and only state championship, winning the 2023 FHSAA 4A State Championship in Varsity Baseball. They defeated Nature Coast, Hernando, Bishop Moore, Sunset, and Bishop Kenny to claim the title 5–0 in Ft. Myers. They secured an overall record of 27–5.

Music & Arts[edit]

North Marion's Colt Stampede placed ninth at the State marching band festival in 2021 and 16th in 2023. The band is led by Aaron Janosa and has had the following shows during his, as of 2024, six years as director; 2018 - British Invasion, 2019 - Rhaps-Odyssey, 2020 & 2021 - Alpha, 2022 - The Mechanism, 2023 - Beneath the Waves, with their 2024 show to be announced May 10. Their marching band, called the colt stampede, is currently in the AA division and received an overall rating of Superior for their 2022 show and Excellent for their 2023 show. The North Marion High School Jazz band also received a superior at Jazz MPA 2022 however they were unable to attend 2023. The North Marion High School has received Superiors at concert MPA for the last four years and the bands Motto is "Inspire Superior Performance."

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - NORTH MARION HIGH SCHOOL (120126001269)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2024.
  2. ^ "Cortez Allen Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Wells, Kevin (June 10, 2020). "North Marion football promotes from within for its head coaching job". WCJB. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Rielle Hunter, John Edwards Affair". Chicago Tribune. August 8, 2008. Archived from the original on August 9, 2008.
  5. ^ Baker, Mike (January 21, 2010). "Former Sen. John Edwards admits the child is his". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Associated Press. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010 – via ajc.com.

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