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Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 540

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5640 South Marsalis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75241

(972) 749-3500
(972) 749-3501
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September 01, 2013
This school isn't the best school to consider going to 1 the staff are rude 2 they don't get parents involved in situations or events and 3 if u call to check on your child they sart to have an attitude and 4 the principal has a bad attitude

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2012
I attended T.L.Marsalis for several years. I would have to say they're teaching skills are RIGHT ON POINT they know how to break it down so the students can understand it. I give MAJOR kudos to T.L.Marsalis! Without they're teaching i wouldn't be a top scholar and a professional writer while i'm only a FRESHMAN in highschool.

- submitted by a community member

December 07, 2011
No doubt the best school that my children have ever attended. I find it hilarious to read negative reviews about this school. My wife and I are finding it difficult to move to Cedar Hill until our daughter completes her elementary grade levels. Bottom line Great School Great Staff and I am blown away to find a school so hands on with the students and parents. Not to mention Webster doesn't have enough verbs to describe Ms. Richardson (AWESOME!!) So allow me to go out on a limb and say this if you have any ISSUES with this school { IT'S-YOU}.......

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February 15, 2010
Both my daughters attend this school, we moved here from another city and I was told enrolling my kids in Dallas ISD was a bad idea. I have found this school to be great so far. My husband and I are excited we moved in the district of TL Marsalis. As mentioned in a post from a previous parent, Kimberly Richardson is a great principal we always see her in the halls interacting with the students and teachers. We feel that our children are being challenged in a way they have never been challenged before. I have not experienced any rude teachers or administrative staff. I can say my kids teachers are very direct when it comes down to school work and homework in which I'm the same way at home. I'm glad we gave TL Marsalis a chance. GREAT SCHOOL!

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no rating
January 28, 2010
My son attends this school. This was the biggest mistake ever. He transferred from Larry Smith elementary and I was so satisfied. I moved to the southern area and this was his home school. The individual in the front office has an attitude when you call to check on you kid's behavior. I have never been to a place where the professionals are so unfriendly. When you call to speak to a teacher, you may not get a call back. I'm almost sure that parental involvement is not important. There is no classroom management. At Larry Smith, he was active but the teacher kept him in check, and always gave me updates on his behavior as I requested. Very unprofessional individuals. The principal is the only professional individual at the school. The assistant principal may need some staff development. I'm extremely frustrated!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2010
My daughter is in her third year at Marsalis and I am very impressed with the leadership of Principal Kimberly Richardson. The atmosphere of the school is really good--much better than many other schools in the southern sector. There are of course a few areas that still need improvement, but overall it is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 29, 2009
My son and brother attend TL Marsalis. This school is for the most part a good school but some of the staff there sometimes are a little unprofessional. There PreK teachers are the best they help keep their parents involved with their children. I have been a registered voulunteer for 4 years there now and see that the school does need more parent involvement. But I would like to just remind parents that we as parents should always be our children's first teacher as the last parent stated. Hat's off to TL Marsalis and continue to reach for excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 13, 2008
the teaching curriculum are state of the art. my granddchildren are a part of the T L Marsalis school family. Son, niece and nephew all attend TL Marsalis. To me it the best school in the South Oak Cliff district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 16, 2008
I think T.L Marsalis has the potential to be a great school. I am pleased with my childs progress while he had been there. However, I am disturbed by the fact that the school has more funding for ESL classes then computer classes and there are very few non-english speaking students. I think that sometimes the staff is a little unorganized by not getting parents important information in a timely manner or updating student files. T.L. Marsalis was a great campus when Mr. Brooks was there, and I think all staff and students will miss out.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
T.L. Marsalis is a good school overall. This school could be a GREAT school if more parents would get involved! Even with the turnover of Principals through the years this school has performed well due to the great teachers. With stronger parental involvement this school could compete with any elementary school in DISD academically. My one concession is the extra curricular activities need improvement.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2007
Super, great school! The teachers are excellent. The staff & faculty are really nice. My oldest daughter went there through 3rd grade and received such a great education (along w/ a good head on her shoulders) she was accepted to a Vanguard school. She still maintains a 98 gpa. I also have twin girls in PreK who are doing wonderful as well. The only complaint I have is I wish more parents were involved and able to volunteer. I was class mom for my 2 in PreK and the majority of the time I was the only parent helping in the classrooms or went on field trips. Otherwise this is a great school with great leadership!

- submitted by a parent
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Thomas L Marsalis Elementary School
5640 South Marsalis Avenue, Dallas, TX  75241
(972) 749-3500
Last modified Thomas L Marsalis Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thomas L Marsalis Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top