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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Marion County Public Schools named ‘District of the Year’ by Cambridge International

Marion County Public Schools has been named the District of the Year for medium-sized school districts, a distinction given by Cambridge International.

Every year, Cambridge International – a world leader in global standards and international education programs –  honors the work of three school districts in the United States in large, medium, and small-sized categories.

Cambridge International recognized Marion County Public Schools because the district increased student access to Cambridge curriculum, sustained or improved student performance on Cambridge exams, and committed to equity in education for all students, according to MCPS.

Cambridge learning opportunities are offered to over 2,900 students at every MCPS high school and two middle schools.

The District of the Year award is based on student exams that were taken during the November 2021 and June 2022 series at the high school level.

Over the past two years, MCPS expanded Cambridge International exams so that 38% more students now participate in Cambridge coursework. During that same two-year period, Marion County students continued to perform well on the Cambridge exams due to their hard work and investment from parents, teachers, and school and district staff members, according to MCPS.

In the coming weeks, Cambridge International will honor Marion County Public Schools with media attention and social media announcements. Cambridge will also present a plaque to MCPS to mark the honor.

For more information, visit the Cambridge International website or contact Mark Cavone (regional director in North America for Cambridge Assessment International Education) at 917-635-1702.