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Marshall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 1 student

 

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Posted July 27, 2013

I am unable to rate the school fairly since my step-daughter will just begin the 2013 fall year here in Tucson. However, I am concerned with the some of the previous comments made. I hope new Principal Loya can make changes in the right direction for teachers and students alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

The reason I'm researching at this website is because I'm looking to transfer my daughter to another school. She is in second grade and has attended Marshall since kindergarten. We have had problems since the beginning, when she had four different teachers in her kindergarten year. My daughter does well academically, but even participating in the GATE pullout program is not enough for us to keep her at Marshall for another year. She has had run-ins with some pretty troubled students, which may be unavoidable these days. What isn't acceptable to my wife and me is the basic lack of academic preparation for anything but reading. I had to teach her how to add and subtract after we finally figured out that she wasn't being taught any logical system (they use some kind of complicated number chart). We're still debating about transferring her to another TUSD school or just going charter--a real disappointment to us as my wife and I are both TUSD grads, ourselves.
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Posted August 31, 2010

This is my daughter's third year at Marshall and she loves it. The teachers are caring and my daughter's learning skills have extremely improved. The class sizes are high, but that is anywhere nowadays. She is in third grade this year and has a great group of friends who all get along very well.
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Posted August 11, 2010

My child was stabbed twice, he came home with a bloody injured hand.I received no call home.He wasnt let to go to the nurse.The principal refused to discipline the other child and told me I should move.He showed me and my child all the incidents he did not report saying it would take to much time to report.He admitted to watching bullying and do nothing.State law says every pinch,poke,pull etc is to be reported.I called law enforcement who felt SO bad for my 7yr old.Took pics of the wounds and the principal is gone!:)My son is scared for life.Don't send your child here.The teacher was always screaming when I'd pop in.And my child did nothing to provoke the other except for being cute and the other child didn't that like mine was getting attention from a girl he liked.DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD HERE, PLEASE! Keep your baby safe and away.
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Posted May 26, 2010

Both of my children attended Marshall. It is an excellent school. The teachers are great. They go above and beyond with their students. I couldn't have asked for more! My children loved it there. Both principals throughout the years have been amazing! All in all , the teachers and staff work great together focusing on what is best for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

Overall this school seems to be average. The teacher/student ratio is a little high. They do not seem to do any field trips for kindergarten classes. The only support for working parents is the YMCA Fun Factory, but it only runs after school. If you need to drop your child off earlier than 7:30, you are out of luck.
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Posted September 4, 2005

Marshall elentary is an incredibly well run school. The principal, Mr. Boyd, truly cares about his students and the staff. This creates a successful learning environment where everyone feels welcome and appreciated. I am so pleased that my two sons are attending Marshall, and I highly recommend this school to anyone interested.
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Posted October 10, 2003

This is a great school some past lower grade teachers haven't been as great but teachers of 2003 are great. There is a lot of parent involvement in PTA it is a very safe family friendly school the only thing they need any kind of help with is their extracurricular activities have a great orchestra though some advanced players have made it through to the honors orchestra this is an outstanding school I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 43%
White 39% 42%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9066 E. 29th St.
Tucson, AZ 85710
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