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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a community and a faculty work together the results are amazing. I couldn't possibly consider moving my kids to a different area.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Marshall is a wonderful teacher. We have the best principal in Castro Valley. Mr. Croghan is extremely involved in every aspect. He is quite visable on campus and the kids adore and respect him. The teachers are great. I have been extremely pleased with every teacher that my daughter has had. The teachers dedication shows in everything that they do.
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