I am a parent of a 4th grade student at Thurgood Marshall Elementary. I wanted to tell you how much my family appreciates the Administration and Teaching Staff at Thurgood Marshall. Over the last 5 years, their guidance, motivation, love and support with my daughters academic learning and community involvement has been amazing. We love the Staff at MARSHALL!!!
My daughter has participated in Girls on the Run program the last two years and the support from the coaches and all the staff that showed up to the race once again blew us away. The coaches, Mrs. Ventresca, Mrs. Shafer and Mrs. Woolfolk were AMAZING motivators during the season and at race day. They taught the girls not only to respect themselves, but to respect everyone. Mr. Kennedy, Kelly Schneider, Moira Snider, Kristin Tuthill, Leanne Klinger, Susan Lake and Liles Puleo attended and participated in the race to motivate the girls. We are amazed that the teachers/staff have families or their own, but never miss an afterschool event. They greet us with smiles and socialize the entire time making every child and family feel so important.
The students at Marshall learn and are treated with honesty, integrity and fairness from the first day they walk past the crayons and through the main doors. As a parent walking through the halls, everyone is greeted personally and with a smile. When my daughter was in 3rd grade, I asked her if she was her teachers favorite and her response was "There are no favorites in my class - they love everyone equally" - we love the staff at Marshall!
Marshall elementary is a great school. My son is in the first grade and my daughter is in K. This school has a great principal who opens car doors for students in the parking lot EVERY DAY! I love the teachers there as well. Teachers of my kids are very responsible and really care about their growths. They also have customized curriculum based on the students' academic progress to keep them challenged. My kids really love this school!
By the way, I don't know if every school offer the same menu for lunch, but my son is a big fan of Marshall's lunch :)
Horrible school! Some teachers are so mean to the kids. I don't know why they are still able to work with kids. I asked and was told they can't get rid of them because they are tenured. Tenured or not when someone is yelling at kids they shouldn't be allowed around them. Also the "new curriculum" is the worst ever! It confuses the kids more than anything. My kids absolutely HATE Thurgood Marshall, I can't wait to get them into Gateway Lab Charter School! There are a few really good teachers there, the principal Mr. Kennedy is great, he really cares. Classroom sizes are horrible sometimes 30+ to 1! If your child is gifted good luck getting them the education they need. Enrichment classes meet once a week for 30 minutes! That'll really help them out! Horrible horrible school! Do not voluntarily send you children here!
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.