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Marshall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 349 students

 

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Posted April 14, 2012

I have been a teacher at Marshall for 2 years. It has been the hardest job I have ever had. It has become harder since the arrival of Dr. Forte, the Principal. He is trying to get Marshall changed to a magnet school. This is commendable, however, he has intimidated and bullied the teachers at Marshall since day one. There have been 12 teachers from a staff of 24 who have requested a transfer this year. He has not even come close to supporting teachers in the classroom this year and behavior is out of control. If he thinks that just by turning Marshall into a magnet school will solve all the problems at Marshall, then he should guess again. You still have to support your teachers. They are the backbone of any school. The supporting rhetoric is there, but unfortunately it turns out to be rhetoric only.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2010

Marshall is doing just fine. All that saying negative things, about them you need prayer. Remember this school is one of columbus oldest black school. These other schools does'nt do no more than Marshall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

This year alone has been a trying year for the new principals and teachers at Marshall. But, I can say as a parent of an 8th and 6th grader, it is hard, but they cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

The school is great. The school is okay and the teachers really do care about the kids and want them to learn stuff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2004

This school would be great if the school would get more control of the students and better teachers who teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2004

Marshall Middle School is a good school, the teachers work well with the kids, the also have a great principle Dr. Skeet,whom I find to be a very concern principle about his school and students. I also found that the bully is being handle at a great deal at first hand! Thank you!Marshall Middle School for three great years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

Marshall Middle School is a great athletic system for students. The teachers are interactive. The band is a great. I enjoyed the safety and discipline rules that Vanessa Biggers provided the students with. She gave all of them a chance to show their talent.There are a lot of supporting adults at the school. But some of the violence at the school needs to be lowered, such as bullying.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 92% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

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40%

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22%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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75%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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72%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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59%

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55%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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85%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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30%

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67%

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57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
83%

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87%

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85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

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22%

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20%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
39%

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23%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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65%

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64%

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54%

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40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mike Forte
Fax number
  • (706) 748-2908

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1830 Shepherd Dr
Columbus, GA 31906
Phone: (706) 748-2900

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