This school should be shut down. I was a staff member at this school last year....singlular....one YEAR, and because of what occured at TMHS, I will never step foot in a classroom again.
Overall, the kids run the school, because the kids act out, cry to mommy and daddy (while lying), mom or dad cries to the principal, and the child who is causing the issues gets to return to class with no consequences for their actions.
With that being said, no, all the kids aren't "bad". Actually, most of them are quite pleasant. It's the few bad apples that tear the whole school down.
Parents: you may think that you're doing the right thing by "vouching" for your child, but in reality, what you're doing is setting your child up for failure. In the real world, when a person is out of order, they get the boot, especially for those of us of the melanin persuasion. So, by defending your kid in their wrongdoing, you are only teaching them the wrong principles. College professors and deans don't care about how you feel, despite the fact that you are paying for your child's education.
Overall, if Marshall had parents that are actually raising thier kids, instead of showing them how to beat the system, maybe, just MAYBE, TMHS could thrive. However, the reality of that happening is slim to none, and as time goes on, there will continue to a revolving door of principals, APs, and teachers.
If you are a parent who is actually doing your job by teaching your child the right principles in life, then my advice to you is to send your child to Ridge Point, Clements, or Hightower (if you are going to put your kid in one of the many academies). But the better choice all together is to send them to a Katy or Cy-Fair ISD school. Happy Schooling!
Lets be clear. Thurgood Marshall High School is a high school none the less. Here you will find students just like any other high school. Ones who care and ones who don't. That does not have any reflection on the teachers who are there and have been there for years now. Teachers there are good people as well as the staff. This is a place full of people finding themselves and adults steering them towards graduation. How dare you say "if you love your children do not send them here"?. If you raised your children correctly you can send them to the slums and they'll still achieve everything you sent them for. School is not where your children are raised, home is. I love you Thurgood Marshall.
my school strives to give the children the foundation they need for successful careers. I have been a parent fhere beginn from 2005 and must say thatthat graduate wnt on to coplete her graduate studies at Harvard University School School of Law!! is now a well sought after atorney but also a well rounded citizen who loves community service and believes in giving back!! Thanks TMHS!!!!!
I was long term sub for two months. Really worse experience ever in my life. This school is made for those who has no aim in their life. Students are promoted to not to work and learn. Teacher support them to have free grades. Parents are concerned about their kids grades rather than their knowledge. Really they just care for their grades. Most of teacher are subbing there. Most of the classes have no permanent teacher for 6-8 months. Parents if you love your kid do not choose this school.
I graduated from Thurgood Marshall in 2009. And it certainly did not prepare me for college. Of course I was a star athelete and had multiple scholarship offers in football, but all my hopes and dreams of letting footbal be my ticket went down the drain after having 2 knee surgeries. There is no community involvement, the moral of the school tended to be low. I am not sure how much it has changed but gangs was a real big ordeal at my time of going to Marshall '05-'09. Since I have been out of High School 80 of my fellow classmates that I know are in jail. And at least 9 have been killed since 2009 (currently 2012). It is not totaly the school or the teachers fault. The district adds fuel to the demise of Thurgood Marshall, by not paying it any attention and most definitely giving it no support what so ever. At one point the school had started to pick up and become "succesful", but the district does not want that for a prodominetly African-American school. How do I know? Because any minute piece of success or positive light that comes to the school wether it be academic or sports related, count on the district to "re-zone students" or "Reassign adminstrators/teachers".
From what I have observed, Marshall is a great school with wonderful teachers, students and an outstanding principal. They have had problems in the past but things have definitely turned around for the better. Bad language, student conduct and parent involvement have all made a tremendous change for the better. Students now enjoy going to the school and student expectations are much higher than ever before.Last year the graduating class of 2012 at Marshall HS had the second highest dollar amount of scholarships awarded in FBISD. Marshall is on the right path to become one of the most outstanding schools in Fort Bend ISD. GREAT JOB BUFFS! Keep up the good work!
If you are looking for a school that is going to challenge your child with a High School level curriculum, then go elsewhere!!! Marshall is a complete cake walk when it comes to teaching. In my English IV class we learned for 2 weeks about compound sentences..... seriously. Almost all of the teachers are there just to get there paycheck, so don't tell me how much the they are committed. All in all, Marshall is for a fact a below average school. I believe most 7th curriculum would surpass Marshall's 12th graders.
TMHS is a very good high school. The administration is committed to student excellence. The teachers are committed to educating the students placed in their charge. As a teacher of elective classes, I want to teach and not have to handle the discipline problems of students who do not want to learn and refuse to learn. Because they do not wan to learn, they disrupt the instructional time of their classmates. This also results in low TAKS scores. In several of my classes, I have great students and they enjoy learning the subjects. When the disruptive students are absent, I accomplish what I want to students to learn for the day. In order for us to do our jobs, parents have to do their job and not come up to the school and act unprofessional and disrespectful to the teacher. Remember we are their to educate your children.
This school has no sound leadership and coupled with total disorder is a formula for failure . But I'm not going to put all the blame on the administration because half of the problems are sorry, lazy, disrespectful students that disrupt the classroom and keep the astute ones from learning.
My son has attended since 9th grade and is a senior this year. He is in the engineering program and participates in sports. He has received a good education in my view and the teachers he has had are very qualified and supportive. One complaint is all of the district's administrative rules/guidelines that seem to be administered so harshly to all instead of focusing on the bad apples. Unfortunately, there is a one size fits all approach.The school has areas for improvement, but I believe this principle is trying to address those issues. Parent's should stay on the administration to make sure students' needs are met.