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Marion County High School Graduation 2017! The closing to a great year. Honoring Mr. Steven Followell at closing day. Marion County Education Association celebrates closing day. Several achievements were recognized at the closing day ceremony. Breakfast is served at closing day 2017. Excited to close out the year! Marion County Public Schools recognized all retirees during its Closing Day ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Pictured (L-R): Cindy Hamilton, Joni Farmer, Kenny Followell (accepting posthumously for his brother Steven Followell), Perri “Grover” Warren, Gail King, Karen O’Daniel, Jeanie Proctor, and Cathy Sparrow.  Not pictured: Joyce Mattingly. The Shield, Marion County High School's student newspaper, recently placed 2nd in General Excellence in class AA of the Kentucky High School Journalism Association's annual contest. MCHS Senior band students were honored at the annual band banquet held on Thursday, May 4th at the Marion County Cooperative Extension Office. Congratulations to the 2016-17 Teen Leadership Marion County Graduating Class. Kudos to the 2016-17 TLMC Scholarship Recipient Nicholas Sandusky, 11th grader at MCHS. Marion County FFA members received awards and honors at the annual awards banquet on May 4th. 2016-2017 5th Grade P.E. Program at West Marion Elementary Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at West Marion Elementary completed a tally chart, bar graph and probability activity using Smarties. Glasscock students did a FABULOUS job at the annual Showcase this year! #bulldogscandance #content Glasscock students did a FABULOUS job at the annual Showcase this year! #bulldogscandance #content Glasscock students did a FABULOUS job at the annual Showcase this year! #bulldogscandance #content MCPS gifted and talented students enjoyed Science Saturday at the Crown Center with the Campbellsville University College of Education on April 29, 2017. Students completed interactive lessons on the ecosystem. Students in Mrs. Keene's class at WMES work with a partner to complete a math FAL (formative assessment lesson). Calvary Elementary Students visit our Capital-Frankfort. The Marion County FFA Greenhouse is now open daily from 3-4 pm. Marion County Public Schools held its annual Strategic Planning Summit on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Marion County Public Schools held its annual Strategic Planning Summit on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Students in Mrs. Dougherty's class collaborate on giving feedback for a constructed response using G-Suite. Lebanon Elementary Doughnuts for Dads! Lebanon Elementary Dream Bus Tour 2017! Batman visits Lebanon Elementary! MCHS students take a Pacesetters Tour of ECTC. Birthday Bash at the MCPS Reading Celebration event held on Thursday, April 20. Glasscock Elementary students PJ Lanham and Trinity Votaw demonstrated the robots they built and programmed at the April 12 board of education meeting. The GES Project Lead the Way team finished seventh recently at the national competition! Batman visits Lebanon Middle School with a powerful message about not bullying and not doing drugs or alcohol. Batman visits SCMS for a 'no drugs, no bullying' campaign! Students from LMS & SCMS compete in the 5th annual BATTLE OF THE BOOKS MCHS Student Technology Leadership Program travel to Rupp Arena to compete! LMS STLP Team at State Competition LMS 4H Speech Winners LMS Student Council Promotes Child Abuse Prevention Month These GES students presented at the MCPS 4th annual spring summit 2017. #bulldogsareleaders SCMS students enjoy the KONA ICE treats. Kentucky Cooperage is making dreams come true for Marion County children.  The local industry donated $2000 to the district's Backpack Program which provides weekend food for students in need.  Pictured are Nancy Shockency, MCPS Backpack program director, and Doris Mattingly, Kentucky Cooperage Office Manager.  When we all work together, a great district gets even better! Members of the MCPS school readiness team attended the Governor’s  mid-year School Readiness Summit. The MCHS Concert band received a distinguished rating in performance and sight reading at the 2017 Heartland Concert Festival on March 21st. On March 16th, FFA members compete in the Lincoln Trail Region Day competition.  Four students, Gerard Flanagan – Prepared Public Speaking, Carrie Ann Followell – Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Sierra Bickett – Small Animal Impromptu and Lee Ann Jones – FFA Creed advanced to state competition. Glasscock Elementary celebrated their wonderful students at their annual Proficiency Party. #bulldogsareleaders These Glasscock 5th graders attended the Young Leader's Conference at MCHS. #bulldogsareleaders Marion County current and future football players traveled to Central Hardin High School on Saturday to compete in the State Powerlifting Meet. St. Charles Middle School students placed in the competition. MCHS students visit the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Lebanon Middle School Jr BETA Living Literature, Talent Winners, and Candidate for State Secretary. Lebanon Middle School Volleyball Team Lebanon Middle School student council promotes positive thinking through messages in the hallway and on lockers. Marion County Middle Schools Band under the direction of Mrs. Joni Farmer Congratulations to the Knights Track Team and Coaches - Class AA Indoor State Meet Runner Ups! Students in Mrs. Dougherty's and Mrs. May's  class at Calvary Elementary  learned about coding with help from Marion County High School PLTW and STLP students. Michael Richardson, Cody Browning and Isaac Ballard help calvary students with Michael Richardson, Cody Browning and Isaac Ballard help calvary students with Calvary Elementary Academic Team placed 3rd Runner Up in the Regional Governor's Cup Competition on Saturday, March 3rd.

Current News

Dream Bus Schedule Summer 2017

Dream Bus summer schedule will begin on Tuesday May 30, 2017 and end on Friday July 21, 2017.  The Week of July 3rd through July 7th the Dream Bus will not run.  

Raywick Park

Village Loop Apts.
Cleaver Court

Rosenwald Village
Bradfordsville Community Center

Hamilton Heights/Hardin Place
Behind Cedarwood Restaurant East Main

Warren Acres
Rolling Hills Subdivision

A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

Click below for the presentation to the Board of Education on the progress of the secondary schools.


MCPS Introduces Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Registration brochures are available at the Marion County Public Library and Marion County Board of Education. You may also register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com and clicking on register my child. 

Dolly Parton Library Flyer

MCPS Art Series/Spring Showcase Mrs. Joni Farmer and the Spring Showcase

The Marion County Public School's Art Series Spring Showcase was held last night featuring the middle school and high school bands, the high school choir and the high school art gallery. This was an awesome event that showcased the arts in our schools! Huge shout out to Mrs. Kandace Potter for her gallery and Mrs. McCoy for the choir concert. We also had the opportunity to recognize Mrs. Joni Farmer for an unbelievable career serving 29 years of distinguished music education! We are so grateful for her time in education and there is no doubt that her influence will be carried in the hearts of countless numbers of students. Thank you Mrs. Farmer for your amazing service!

Spring ShowcaseSpring Showcase

New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

Kindergarten Logo

Birth Date Cutoff for Kindergarten Enrollment Moved to August 1

As a result of House Bill 235, the birthday cutoff for entrance to kindergarten will change from October 1 to August 1 beginning the 2017-2018 school year.  This will require incoming kindergarten students to turn 5 on or before August 1. 

Parents/guardians whose children do not meet the age requirements may inquire about the early entrance petition process by contacting the Marion County Board of Education at 270-692-3721.  The deadline for submitting a petition for the 2017-2018 school year is June 15, 2017.


Opening Day for Faculty/Staff
@All Schools
Tuesday, 8/8/2017
First Day of School for Students
@All Schools
Wednesday, 8/9/2017
Labor Day Holiday - No School
@All Schools
Monday, 9/4/2017
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Marion County Public Schools Fast Facts:

  • 2015 Distinguished District
  • Test scores rank in the top 20% of KY Schools
  • 2nd largest employer in Marion County
  • 3,300 students
  • Over 600 employees
  • 1/44 districts chosen for non-traditional school day instruction
  • Ready-Set-Grow reading initiative that provides every newborn with their 1st book
  • Home of the Marion County Student Ambassadors
  • 70% College and Career Ready rate
  • Graduation rate 93.2%
  • 24 National Board Certified teachers
  • State recognized Migrant Program
  • CU, EKU, SCC, KCTCS partnerships
  • 7,000 books given away yearly
  • $1.5 million in scholarships awarded annually to graduates
  • 700 students continue learning at the Summer Dreamy Academy
  • 537,000 miles traveled by bus annually
  • 2,500 miles traveled daily in school routes
  • Nearly 14,000 summer meals served annually
  • 1,983 technology devices district-wide
  • About 62+ opportunities for student extra-curricular involvement