About the School

Francis Marion High School opened its doors in our current location in 1963.  Up until that time it was Perry County High School. We are named after the Revolutionary War Hero, Francis Marion - better known as "The Swamp Fox."

Mission Statement

Francis Marion strives to be a community of learners in which all members act respectful, responsible, and resourceful. We will provide our students with a strong academic foundation to help them reach their true potential in becoming college and career ready.


Francis Marion School is committed to providing a new, responsible, and innovative learning experience. Our challenging, instructional content and culture are designed to empower our students to effectively communicate, think critically, and become life-long learners. The ultimate goal is to produce global citizens connected to a digital world.


Francis Marion School is committed to providing each student with optimal learning opportunities while building self-confidence and a strong work ethic. We will use available resources to ensure  that:

  • The staff works as a collaborative team

  • Each student feels cared for and experience success

  • Students are involved and show school pride

  • Teachers are motivated, enthusiastic, and experience continued professional growth

  • We provide an environment which is orderly, safe, inviting, and stimulating

  • Our parents and community stakeholders feel welcomed  and valued as full participants in the students' education

  • The leadership is supportive, encouraging, and fosters positive changes