My 6th grader ended up being bused to this school when the elementary school she should have attended was full when we moved to Sacramento. Although I couldn't believe the School District was making her ride "the short bus" for 45 mins to and from school, we actually had a very rewarding experience with James Marshall. I have to say that the school Secretary was hands-down THE BEST at the entire school --- or any school my kids have ever attended. It was so apparent that she loves her job. She took my daughter to the cafeteria and found her a buddy to partner with for the day. My daughter's teacher was wonderful as well. She's off to middleschool this coming year, but we'll miss James Marshall.
Dangerous school! Children fight, cuss, and are rude to one another. Staff looks the other way. The principal is unprofessional, and demeans the children. She too,is very rude, with a negative attitude. Went to pu a friends kid from K, and they did not know me at all. I took her by the hand, and pulled her out of the line. NO ONE SAID A WORD. This school is not safe and secure for children. Awful school...awful staff.
Horrible. My son was attacked by staff and then I was not notified till hours later. Your kids are not safe here!
HELLOW MY NAME IS ANTHONY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN GIT SOME IMFORMTION OF MY FRIENDS BACK IN THE 2005 ITS BEN 6 YEARS THAT WE LOST CONNTACT I STILL REMEBER TWO OF MY NAMES THE FIRST ONE IS URIEL OBVIOUSLY ITS A BOY THE SECOND ONE IS A GIRL HERE NAME IS INYANNET SORRY PROBABLY I MISSPELLED BUT IT WILL BE GRATEFUL PROBABLY YOU THINK THIS IS DUM THINGKING OF A TEEN AGER BUT ITS REAL IMPORTANT FOR ME ALL I KNOW ABOUT THE AY URIEL THAT HE WAS LIVING BY SIDE OF THE SCHOOL IM SOW SORRY ABOUT THAT I CANT GIVE YO MORE INFO. BECOUSE THATS ALL A REMEBER BUT I KNOW THAT IF I SEE SOME PICTURES OF THEM BACK IN 2005 I WILL RECOGNIZE PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY FRIENDS
At this school, it was a pretty lame elementary experience for me. There weren't a lot of extra-curricular activities. As soon as students found something fun to do, it would either be taken away or become regulated by the staff which ruined it. I remember being one of the "smart" students and being allowed to get ahead and move up in books like math. The teachers normally left us to learn all the stuff on our own without any help and I suffered from it. In 6th grade, I definitely wasn't ready to take on Geometry in Middle School. If it weren't for this, I would be in 2nd level calculus by now. It seemed like competitions between teachers/classes and quite often jealousy because some teachers were less loose than others. Sure the school actually earned education awards when I went but not it's way worse. If I were you, I wouldn't bother going here.
We were involved with this school over the course of four years and finally gave up as it just got worse and worse. They are dealing with a challenging population with many kids having English as a second language and/or uninvolved parents. However, my biggest complaint is that they have become more and more punitive. When the bell rings everyone on the yard is required to freeze silently in place or they will be yelled at through a megaphone. If they are not quiet enough in the cafeteria, they will be yelled at through the PA system. The teachers seem harried and overwhelmed much of the time. Just a very negative environment compared to other elementary schools we've dealt with. I hope someone is able to come in and turn this school around.
I'd have to say I am not impressed with this school at all. This is the third school my son has attented, due to unforseeable moves, and this is the worst experience we have had with a school. The teacher shocks us all the time with his teaching abilities and techniques. We feel our child is not challenged enough nor does our child receive the attention he/she deserves from the teacher. The teacher went as far as to call my home to tell me that my child required too much of his attention and maybe I was not paying enough attention to my child at home. I wish I could transfer my child to another school for the next school year .. I am trying !
The teachers at this school are there to teach the children. They will go out of their way and spend their own money to teach the kids to the fullest of their ability. I attended James W. Marshall K-6. I met my now husband in the 6th grade at this school. Both of our boys now go to this school as well. There are only three of the same teachers that I had when I went there, but it has been a joy having my children experience the same teachers and the school. The campus has changed due to needed repair and a fire at one time, but the office and cafeteria are still original. The one thing that hasn't changed is the heart of the staff as a whole. They are all one big family. This is a very safe and awesome school with great ratings.
I moved my family up here in the begining of last years school year.(2005) And I was surprised how much further along these students were than at my kids last school. To make a long story short I have 2 boys in the school and I am enrolling my 3 year old daughter in their preschool. The teachers have high expectations for the students but it helps them to reach their full potential. Thank you
This school has a remodeled campus that unfortunately is covered mostly by concrete...Not very attractive. There are a lot of good teachers and a lot of caring people, along with a few that just don't seem to care as much. Overall, good but not stellar.
This school is great! The staff and teachers really care about the kids and not there for a job or a paycheck. I highly recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.
My daughter is in the third grade and loves every day at Marshall. We attend all the functions and find that the teachers, principal, and the environment is exactly what we would want from a school. The scores are high in achievement too!
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