Francis Marion Intermediate School

Summary:

Francis Marion Intermediate School is a public elementary school located in Marion, Iowa, serving grades 3-4 with a student population of 269. The school is part of the Marion Independent School District, which is ranked 167 out of 311 districts in Iowa and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Francis Marion Intermediate School has consistently performed above the state average in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency rates for grades 3 and 4 over the past three years. In 2022-2023, the school's 4th-grade ELA proficiency rate was 78.6%, compared to the state average of 73.1%, and its 4th-grade Mathematics proficiency rate was 84.1%, compared to the state average of 72.9%. This strong academic performance places Francis Marion Intermediate School in the top half of Iowa elementary schools, with a statewide ranking between 218 and 242 out of 565-574 schools over the past three years. However, the school's racial composition is predominantly White, ranging from 79.55% to 81.25% over the past three years, which differs from some of the nearby schools, such as Kenwood Leadership Academy School and Arthur Elementary School, which have a more diverse student population.

The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Francis Marion Intermediate School has increased from 35.91% in 2020-2021 to 44.98% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby Longfellow Elementary (38.36%) but lower than Starry Elementary (50%) and the more distant Kenwood Leadership Academy School (62.32%) and Arthur Elementary School (63.22%). Additionally, Francis Marion Intermediate School has maintained a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 12.3 to 14.3 over the past three years, which is lower than the nearby Longfellow Elementary (15.6) and Starry Elementary (12.7), as well as the more distant Kenwood Leadership Academy School (14.8) and Arthur Elementary School (13.8).


Detail:

Public 3-4

 2301 3rd Ave
       Marion, IA  52302


(319) 373-4766

District: Marion Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
218th of 565 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,179 Help


Students who attend Francis Marion Intermediate School usually attend:

Middle:    Vernon Middle School
High:    Marion High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  269

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.6%
Two or more races:
7.4%
Hispanic:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45% Help


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Compare Details Francis Marion Intermediate School ranks better than 61.4% of elementary schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.6%), two or more races (7.4%), Hispanic (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Francis Marion Intermediate School is 12.3, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Marion Independent School District! (See more...)
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Compare Francis Marion Intermediate School employs 21.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Francis Marion Intermediate School is $14,179. 1 elementary schools in the Marion Independent School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Francis Marion Intermediate School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Marion Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Marion Independent School District 167th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Francis Marion Intermediate School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 55.09 332nd 626 47.0%
2013 48.32 400th 624 35.9%
2014 55.59 321st 603 46.8%
2015 68.22 209th 616 66.1%
2016 66.38 219th 599 63.4%
2017 58.87 279th 574 51.4%
2018 45.32 368th 567 35.1%
2019 39.06 410th 603 32.0%
2021 60.02 238th 567 58.0%
2022 60.14 242nd 574 57.8%
2023 62.88 218th 565 61.4%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Francis Marion Intermediate School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 172 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 176
1999 124 8 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 135
2000 267 6 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2001 285 3 4 3 4 n/a n/a 0 299
2002 284 10 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 308
2003 284 10 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 308
2004 235 9 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 251
2005 243 17 6 6 3 n/a n/a 0 275
2006 238 19 9 7 1 n/a n/a 0 274
2007 244 12 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 267
2008 287 17 2 7 2 n/a n/a 0 315
2009 275 14 6 5 1 n/a n/a 0 301
2010 286 8 3 4 2 0 1 0 304
2011 274 7 6 4 2 0 4 0 297
2012 246 10 3 6 1 0 4 0 270
2013 260 12 3 11 3 0 11 0 300
2014 263 4 1 11 0 0 12 0 291
2015 272 9 1 9 0 0 21 0 312
2016 247 10 2 8 0 0 26 0 293
2017 249 15 1 13 0 0 21 0 299
2018 267 12 1 13 0 0 24 0 317
2019 278 9 0 12 0 0 23 0 322
2020 259 10 1 16 0 1 23 0 310
2021 238 16 1 17 0 1 25 0 298
2022 221 19 1 14 0 1 16 0 272
2023 214 15 0 19 0 1 20 0 269

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Francis Marion Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 176 8.5 20.7 17.6
1999 135 8.5 15.9 34.8
2000 276 20.1 13.7 22.8
2001 299 20.4 14.7 20.7
2002 308 23.3 13.2 21.8
2003 308 23.3 13.2 21.8
2004 251 19.2 13.1 23.5
2005 275 22.2 12.4 23.3
2006 274 22.2 12.3 20.8
2007 267 21.5 12.4 32.2
2008 315 24.6 12.8 30.8
2009 301 26.0 11.6 36.5
2010 304 24.4 12.4 38.5
2011 297 21.8 13.5 31.6
2012 270 17.2 15.6 26.3
2013 300 19.1 15.6 30
2014 291 19.7 14.7 32
2015 312 19.0 16.4 30.4
2016 293 20.0 14.6 30.4
2017 299 20.4 14.6 29.8
2018 317 20.9 15.1 31.5
2019 322 20.8 15.4 36.6
2020 310 19.9 15.5 38.1
2021 298 20.8 14.3 35.9
2022 272 21.8 12.4 35.3
2023 269 21.7 12.3 45

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Francis Marion Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 176 8.5 20.7 17.6
1999 135 8.5 15.9 34.8
2000 276 20.1 13.7 22.8
2001 299 20.4 14.7 20.7
2002 308 23.3 13.2 21.8
2003 308 23.3 13.2 21.8
2004 251 19.2 13.1 23.5
2005 275 22.2 12.4 23.3
2006 274 22.2 12.3 20.8
2007 267 21.5 12.4 32.2
2008 315 24.6 12.8 30.8
2009 301 26.0 11.6 36.5
2010 304 24.4 12.4 38.5
2011 297 21.8 13.5 31.6
2012 270 17.2 15.6 26.3
2013 300 19.1 15.6 30
2014 291 19.7 14.7 32
2015 312 19.0 16.4 30.4
2016 293 20.0 14.6 30.4
2017 299 20.4 14.6 29.8
2018 317 20.9 15.1 31.5
2019 322 20.8 15.4 36.6
2020 310 19.9 15.5 38.1
2021 298 20.8 14.3 35.9
2022 272 21.8 12.4 35.3
2023 269 21.7 12.3 45

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Francis Marion Intermediate School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $100 (0.7%) $14,080 (99.3%) $14,179

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Francis Marion Intermediate School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 410th of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 218th of 565 Elementary schools
 29.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Francis Marion Intermediate School)5964.2
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Marion Independent School District)5964.2
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.366.3
 1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Francis Marion Intermediate School)68.378.4
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Marion Independent School District)68.378.4
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.775.3
 3.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Francis Marion Intermediate School)6678.6
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Marion Independent School District)6678.6
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.1
 2.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Francis Marion Intermediate School)68.684.1
 15.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Marion Independent School District)68.684.1
 15.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.572.9
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students322269
 16.5%
African American915
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic1219
 58.3%
Pacific Islander01
White278214
 23%
Two or More Races2320
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.6%45%
 8.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 269 students attended Francis Marion Intermediate School.

Students at Francis Marion Intermediate School are 80% White, 7% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 6% African American.

Students who attend Francis Marion Intermediate School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Vernon Middle School
High : Marion High School

Francis Marion Intermediate School ranks 218th of 565 Iowa elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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