Marion County School System

2018-2019 free or reduced lunches

Marion County Schools and Winfield City Schools have announced their policies for free and reduced-price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. 
Local school officials have adopted household size and income criteria for determining eligibility. (The price information is found on the accompanying chart on this page.)
If your total current household income is within the limits listed above, your children may be eligible for either free or reduced-price meals.

Website places county school teachers at No. 10

Marion County School System teachers and Winfield City School System teachers have achieved impressive rankings in a statewide overview posted online.
According to school reviews posted by, Marion County School System  educators were ranked 10th in the state out of 137 school districts. Winfield City School teachers were high on the list as well at No. 14.
The county schools were also considered No. 11 for best workplaces for teachers, while the Winfield system was listed at No. 16.

Bourland hired as county supervisor

HAMILTON - Marion County High School Principal Jason Bourland has resigned from his position in Guin and has accepted a position as Supervisor for Marion County Schools.
The Marion County Board of Education accepted Bourland’s resignation at its Friday, Nov. 16, meeting.
Newly-elected District 5 board member “Coach” Don Jones, who was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting, made the motion to accept the resignation.
However, Jones said that he did so “under duress” as he was sad to see Bourland leave the position.

Gov. names 5 local schools ‘Bicentennial Schools’

Architect Andrea Harbison and Hamilton Elementary School Principal Lynda Hall share preliminary plans for the school’s coming Alabama Heritage Garden with HES students and booster club members. Pictured are (from left): Leida Kay Bartlett, Gretchen Surman, Aja Thomas, HES Booster Melissa Hughey, Hall, Molly Sandlin, Harbison and HES Booster Paula Wood.

MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey announced 200 state schools as official Bicentennial Schools, including Hamilton Elementary School, Phillips Elementary School, Winfield Elementary School, Winfield Middle School and Winfield City High School.
Launched by Ivey in December 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative encourages all public, private, and homeschool students and teachers to participate in the celebration of Alabama’s 200th anniversary of statehood in 2019.