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6401 Hemlock Avenue
Gary, IN 46403

(219) 881-3610
(219) 939-3966
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March 23, 2015
The stuff there know nothing about the events at the school. I asked for a print out of the events going on at the school such as when there is no school half days anything of that sort and they tell me to look on there website I mean seriously u can't tell me anything other than look on the website. Another time I asked them about picture day and the lady knew no information about what they could wear she couldn't tell me the price of the pictures nothing they r so clueless at that school. In the winter time there was a block of ice covering the whole sidewalk on one ever broke it up for a wk kids and parents could barely walk on it only way it was gone cuz the snow melt it.

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August 06, 2014
The office staff are unhelpful, rude, and uninterested in what parent or student needs are. Everyone else in the school is friendly and kind for the most part. The school nurse is great, for instance. However, as a parent, I groaned every time I had to call or stop by the office. The teacher used corporal punishment, which I feel is inappropriate, particularly for talking in class. Is it really necessary to resort to that for such a minor offense? There are extensive plumbing problems--just try to find a working water fountain. I'm pulling my student from this environment.

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December 06, 2013
The teachers are very concerned for the children's needs and are nice and respectful. However, the office staff (two ladies) need strong customer service training. I've been there about four times and they are rude. The first day I went they were very rude with me and with all the parents that walked in the office. It's like a norm for them to be rude. The assistant principal cares if you have been helped. He's a nice man.

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March 08, 2013
This is the worst school I have ever known. Words cant explain all the trouble i been through with this school. The staff is very disrespectful especially the social worker. I am taking my son out of this school.

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April 15, 2010
I love Marquette School because the teachers take a sincere interest in helping the children learn and surpass their norm of doing good and instil in them the importance of doing great!

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December 02, 2009
Marquette is a good school. The teachers are very concerned with the childrens' school performance.

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October 23, 2009
I believe that the principle and staff at Marquette are exemplary! They are concerned about the children and they are very respectful of parents. I must say that Mrs. Lawson, Mrs Davison and Ms. Kirkendall rate a ten. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2009
my son has been going there for 2 years. I love this school

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October 27, 2007
My son attends Marquette and I honestly have to say that I love the school. The principle is always busy, but she is kind and concerned. So is the assistant principle. I live in the Glen Park area, and I do not regret having my child attending a school that is on the other side of the city, because the teachers are team players and respect parents that want to be involved in their childrens education. The area is also one of the safest in the city.

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August 29, 2007
I feel Marquette has made some important strides in improving the quality of the education. Concentration is on Math, Science, Reading and Writing. Generally the teachers seem pleased to be Marquette. The Building is new and definetly welcoming, however as my son pointed out on the first day of classes one of the drinking fountians remains broke from last year. As a parent I have expereinced a lack of good decisions by the adminstration and teachers. On the little items I wonder why as educators and professionals they continue to lack the skill to make common sense decisions. The Big issues really did take a while to resolve and sometimes never fully were resolved to my satisfaction There is a lot of violence at the school between the kids and the school would do well to address this with some conflict resolution. The children, my wife and I have been disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2007
Marquette School provides an excellent learning environment for my child. The teachers are great and the principal is the best. The building in which they learn is new and equipped with the latest technology. Parent workshops are provided to help inform parents on what strategies and skills are being taught. Parents are well informed of there child's progress including grades and test scores. Children learn and good teaching occurs at Marquette

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2007
in my opinion this school needs a lot if help. the teachers speak very rudely to the kids and the parents. i personaly experience it. the priciple never calls back like she says she would. i agree this school has academic programs, music art,ect. yes i agree parents need to be more involved, me personaly i go to school during the day and work midnights, my husband works all day so it's very hard for us to be involved like we want to, because of that the teachers treat us like were the bad guys. i call the teachers&principle about my children and even go up there on report card day. some of the staff at this school is just disrespectful to us parents and our children.

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May 03, 2006
My Children are 1st and 2nd graders at Marquette. I have to say that overall I am pleased with the school. My children attended a charter school the previous year and I was very displeased. At Marquette the teachers and administative staff are very visible and are effective. It is very refreshing to walk into a school and hear the principal call the students by name. It shows how envolved with the students she is, and its not just her. They are making great strides to bring up the standers at Marquette and they are not doind it by living the children behind.

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Jacques Marquette Elementary School
6401 Hemlock Avenue, Gary, IN  46403
(219) 881-3610
Last modified Jacques Marquette Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jacques Marquette Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top