« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Castro Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 426
Before care: No
After care: Yes

Contact this school

20111 Marshall Street
Castro Valley, CA 94546

School website
(510) 537-2431
(510) 247-9826
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Marshall Elementary School address.

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
February 24, 2014
The principal is great! He interacts with the kids and really shows that he loves his job. He is very personal, shows concern with the kids, down to earth & approachable.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2013
Marshall is a wonderful school. My kids really love this school. The teachers are great, they are doing great jobs in education their students. They are molding their students very well and PTA here is excellent in helping the school to become an excellent place for parents to trust the school in bringing their kids to be a good role model to their community. Mr. Woodward is a good principal, very accomodating, he makes sure the students are being nurtured and their needs are being met. He is concern with the students safety.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
Marshall is an excellent school. The teachers are so caring and really work hard to help all children succeed. Parent participation is great. The campus is nice, clean, and friendly. Marshall is a great place to be.

- submitted by a teacher
February 08, 2012
All the staff go the extra mile for all the students. For being a little Title 1 school, the Marshall Mustang staff and student body truely are the best. It takes a village to raise a child and very proud to be a part of this village. I can only guess those with negative comments are those that are not involved with the PTA, school events, teacher communication and volunteering in the classroom. If you are on campus, build a relationship with the studends, parents and staff you will see the most important thing on everyones list is that all students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
Not happy with quality of the teachers at this school or teaching tactics they are using. Schools like Marshall is the reason Castro Valley residents are not willing to pay extra money for education!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
Marshall School is all about CARING. The teachers and staff work together to provide a successful learning environment. We are here for each other and want to see our students excel in their academic career. GO MUSTANGS!

- submitted by a teacher
March 11, 2009
My wife and I moved to this district without having thought about schools for our children. We were lucky as could be to have been right next to Marshall school and now have two children there. A wonderful school with involved teachers, a diverse student body, and an administration that is very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 05, 2009
This is our last year at Marshall. Not very happy about the direction that the school is heading towards. I think the staff is wonderful. However, the new principal (for 2 years) has not been proactive in supporting parents. Principal lacks the personal skills with interacting with both children and parents. The principal does not follow-up on concerns that parents have. In addition, there is a lack of educational challenge for high achieving students. The focus is on the below average students pushing their API levels up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2009
We can't say enough about Marshall. The teachers are passionate about their work and very much care about the children. The Principal is wonderful, the PTA does great community events and do put a lot of time and effort, all for the children's education. Our children love going to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
Marshall is a great school. My son has attended there for the last 4 years. The staff is awesome, teachers are open to communication, office staff is friendly and helpful. The PTA cares about the students and faculty and work together to make Marshall a better learning environment for our students.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
Marshall is a perfect example of how you should not judge a school by its API number alone. That number, while good, does not reflect the incomparable content of the education children receive at Marshall. The teachers are excellent and experienced, the prinicpal is practiced and professional, the parents are involved and interested, and the students are diverse and enthused about learning. The Marshall experience is difficult to replicate, and it helps keep generations of Castro Valley families enthused about our community.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
When a community and a faculty work together the results are amazing. I couldn't possibly consider moving my kids to a different area.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2007
Marshall is a very well rounded school. The teachers are wonderful and easy to talk to...and there is a lot of parent involvement. Marshall has great school spirit and the school really teaches my two children respect as well as encouraging great academics. The parents are also very friendly and the children there are very down to earth....that seems to be the atmosphere of Marshall. It is about academics, as it should be...but is also so much more. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
I am very happy with this school my child is entering third grade next year. So far all of her teachers have been friends as well as mentors, parent and principal involvment is high.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
Great school! Great staff! Great students!

- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2005
Lots of parent involvement. Great community school. Focuses on also developing kids on how to treat others and themselves. Teachers are all kind and really want your kids to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
Marshall parents are more active than the average, giving the PTA a real purpose. The staff is quite bonded and dedicated to teaching the kids well. Our kindergarten experience has been stellar and Mrs. Wolf is a highly experienced, knowledgeable and disciplined teacher. The kids in our class are given every opportunity to excel. We feel quite fortunate to be a part of the school.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: October 28, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Marshall Elementary School
20111 Marshall Street, Castro Valley, CA  94546
(510) 537-2431
Last modified Marshall Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marshall Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top