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John Marshall High School4
Posted October 27, 2014
- a community member
I used to go to John Marshall. I graduated back in 2011, and I have to say it was good school. Sure you had your fights, bullies, and other distractions; but you also have your own mind. Just because of these distractions, it shouldn't push you away from graduating. Bad testing? That's because of the students, they refuse to pay attention. Fights everyday? No, not everyday, more like every other week. But I could be wrong, because I didn't draw myself to that. Every school has fights because yet again, students refuse to take it seriously. If you have an IEP, like a family member of mine did and other students I noticed, were taken seriously. Most of them graduated with my class. A student with an IEP also had perfect attendance. It's not the school, it's the people who refuse to put their time and effort into something that could be amazing. I love this school, I love the teachers still AND my high school experience.
I took a field trip to John Marshall & it was absolutely horrible. During 8th grade they used John Marshall as a school that we should all look forward to going to, but I felt otherwise. The students were extremely loud, rude, didn't care about social cues, they roughhoused in the hallways & the bathrooms were downright disgusting. It was obvious that the teachers were trying very hard to control their class, but many of the students didn't listen. There were some good students that I saw that were obviously trying to take something out of their education at JM, but were hindered by the other students. There was also a fight that broke out in the hallway while we were visiting - and from talking to other students it seems to be a daily occurrence that resulted in countless suspensions. I have many friends who attend JM & are trying to get out of there to attend other city wide draw schools(like Jane Adams or John Hay). I'd advise everyone who is zoned to JM and who is serious about their academics to seek out other opportunities at other schools. If you are concerned about transportation many schools will give you RTA/BUS vouchers. The school also does poorly on testing.
John marshall i guess was cool,but it seemed like they put a stereotypes on me because they knew i had issues and i relally couldnt deal with them..idk so people said i did stuff or i was a certain way..They lied to me and told me after a suspensions i would return,but i guess in just another case number.or crazy teen.So now im at Lincoln west were they try to help me,instead of me being a nobody!
I had graduated from JMH back in 2007. It was an ok school, if you were all about hanging with your friends. Thats one of the only reasons why i really enjoyed going to that school, was for my friends. I had some really good teachers, mostly my english ones, but in other subjects i had teachers who really didnt care. They gave us "B's" just for showing up and trying, even if we got the answer completely wrong. Im not saying it's a terrible school, because alot of teachers really did try, but i also had those select few who really could careless.
I am currently attending John Marshall and i am a sophmore. I started my high school experience here and im looking forward to ending it here too. Marshall gets labeled as the 'violent' or 'school only bad kids goes to', I thought the same till I actually came and seen how people were with each other. Marshall deserves more credit than its being given.! I LOVE this school, but it really needs to get remodeled or maybe even start a new building.