marion county school district 1
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getting to know marion one
Welcome to Marion School District One, with a hometown atmosphere, where opportunies are created for success. Students are nurtured; teachers are mentored; and innovative leadership is encouraged. Our school system has high expectations for our students and staff. Everyone gets personal attention, desirable placements, and professional development opportunities.
The district strives to recruit and retain the best instructional staff. Teacher attrition is low and only critical vacancies are filled. Fifty- nine percent of our certified staff hold master's degrees or higher and several have the prestigious National Board Certification. All certified staff members are highly qualified under the No Child Left Behind legislation.
The distict is committed to excellence and continued improvement in curricula and extra curricula activities although the economy has brought many challenges. Previous awards and accolades serve as a testimony to our dedication and commitment to the teaching profession. Our schools have the latest in technology and teachers employ researched- based and innovative teaching strategies to meet the indiividual needs of the students.
Come to our little town in South Carolina, steeped in history, rich in family and full of warm smiles. Marion has often been called, "the pretty little town on the way to the beach".
Marion boasts a dynamic history and is named for the Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox). The rows of ancient oaks, crepe myrtles and dogwoods makes it as charming as an old Southern garden. Many of the homes date to the turn of the 20th Century and are truly lovely.
Marion is situated 22 miles east of Florence, 45 miles west of the Alantic Ocean, hour and a half from the capital city of Columbia and only two hours from historic Charleston. Marion is 15 miles from Francis Marion University and 35 miles from Coastal Carolina University.
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