Superintendent's Message


Ann West, Superintendent


On behalf of Marion County Schools, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.  I appreciate that you are taking your time to find out more about our schools and our school system.  Marion County Schools offer an excellent education to the children in the communities that we serve.  Our teachers and administrators work to make sure that students can learn in a safe and nurturing environment.  

As we watch this year unfold we journey together through each day.   As parents and educators, we are anxious to watch our children learn new things, grow, and mature.  Parents, you are our partners and we hope that you will work with us to help your child achieve their full potential this year.  Research shows that children achieve more when their parents are involved and interested in their education.

Last year we are developed a strategic plan that identifies our vision, mission, and goals.  We involved local educators, parents, and community stakeholders.  The feedback that you provided guided us in writing a plan that fits our schools in the communities that we serve.  This year we are implementing this plan.

Our mission is to ensure that all students have ample opportunities to achieve academic and social success.  We strive to provide a safe and positive learning environment so that our students become respectful, resourceful, and responsible citizens of this community and the larger world.  To accomplish that goal, we know that our expectation can be nothing less than a high school diploma for every student.  We must all have high expectations for our students, parents, and every employee of our school system.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve in this capacity and I look forward to working with you.  With parents as our partners we are......................changing children's lives!




Ann West, Superintendent

Marion County Schools


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