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Marshall (Thurgood) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 635 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2013

We love this school, I have had three children attend this school. I am very proud to tell where my children go to school. The teachers are wonderful and work with the children. As well as the staff is outstanding. Would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Marshall Elem is one of the highest ranking school in Delaware, Just as good as Newark Charter if you check the test scores. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

My son's in 3rd grade. He loves the school and not even once he has complained of anything and being a parent this is the best feeling one can have really. I'm so proud my son's a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

I love Marshall, We have looked at private school when they changed the feeder pattern and none even compared to Marshall, so i choiced my daughter in, now I have a Daughter in 4th, and one in 2nd...My 4th grader has never missed a day a marshall and my 2nd grader only 1day...They love everything about the school...They cry when school is out for the summer...Im a involved parents who would like to thank Every STAFF,TEACHER, AND PARENTS(PTA) who make this the best school!!! Sincerely One Proud Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

My sons love this school and are so happy to go each day. The staff are wonderful from the principal down to the cafeteria workers. Everyone takes the time to get to know each and every child. They let the children know that they are really interested in how they learn and are willing to give 120 % to every child. They listen to the parents and work as a team to help the child meet their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

I absolutely love this school it's faculty and principal. Everyone seems to have the best interest of our children at heart. My daughter has been going to this school since Kindergarten and she has had the most enthusiastic teacher's fostering her academic progress every year! I reccomend this school to everyone who asks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Best school I hav evr experienced. The teachers are there for the right reasons and they truly care. It is surely all about the children and none of them are left behind
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I just love this school and the teachers who encourage children to do more. My son has been with the school for the past two years and I've fortunate to send my son here because the next best school is Newark Charter and it's highly competitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I love this school and so do both of my children. My son has been at Marshall since first grade and is now in 4th grade. He has had nothing but wonderful, loving teachers who seem to really care not only about his education, but about him as a person too. My daughter is in kindergarten this year and has the most amazing teacher who interacts with the kids constantly. I volunteer at Marshall a lot and have always felt welcomed. The environment is always positive and caring. We are moving this year and I can only hope to find another school as awesome as Marshall Elementary. From teachers to the crossing guard this school rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Love! love, this school! I have 2 little girls in that go there. This school is absolutely one of the best i have ever seen. The teachers are wonderful. I have a a special education student and she has just sored in her academics. From the principal to the teachers to the custodial staff everyone is so loving and caring. What a great atmosphere for your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Love this school! I am very happy my son goes there. I love the teachers! I would not want him to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Great school ! Teachers and staffs are committed in giving the students the best education available. My kids go this school and doing wonderful, in their grades and also attitudes toward education and people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

Excellent school. Excellent teachers. Located in a great tight knit community. My children love it and have learned so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

Wonderful, dedicated teachers. School is great, I love the crayon pillars outside and inside the school. A truly engaging and exciting learning envirnoment for a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
African American82%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I83%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
African American84%
Asian>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I92%
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
African American93%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I89%
Special ed63%
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I85%
Special ed47%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I85%
Special ed47%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I73%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students41%
Female40%
Male42%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status24%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I41%
Special edn/a
Regular ed45%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 39% 50%
Black 1 36% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 12% 3%
Hispanic 1 8% 13%
Two or more races 1 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kennedy, Norman C
Fax number
  • (302) 454-4701

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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101 Barrett Run Drive
Newark, DE 19702
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