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Marshall High School

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Posted September 13, 2012

My child is now in her 2nd year at Marshall. She has enjoyed her experience at this high school. Her academic core-subject teachers have been outstanding and are preparing her well for life beyond high school. The success of the teaching staff is due in part to the school principals who are top notch and encourage a positive and engaging learning atmosphere. The Fine Arts Department (music, art, theater, newspaper) - among the best in the city. This school is still going strong 50+ years later, which is a testament to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

John Marshall High School, Excellent!!! I hope continue doing a great job in educating. GO MARSHALL GO!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2011

I have attended Marshall high since 2009. I think it has one of the best reputations in NISD. If you want good schooling for your kids then send them here! LETS GO MARSHALL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2011

Marshall has been a big disappointment. I went there in the 80s and early 90s; it was not like this then. Our daughter goes there and has had nothing but trouble. Teachers have favorites and the other non-favorite students are at a disadvantage. We have two other children and they will not be attending this school. We are already looking at selling our house and moving out of the Marshall school zone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Great school, great teachers. The parents programs were great but not enough of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

Terrific school...when I moved to the area, this was one of the high schools I was told my kids should be zoned for because of its reputation. I'm very satisfied with curriculum, competitiveness, administration and diversity of the students. Go Rams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

Great diversity and awesome programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

Its a very big school, but the curriculum they use is very organized and helpful, especially to my two daughters who are succesfully getting A's in all of their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

Marshall was an excellent school when I was a student there. I graduated in '99. I now have a Master's Degree and believe that much of my success is due to the support that I had at Marshall High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2005

This is a great school. The teachers are very interested in the students and their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

I would highly recommend this school to anyone living in San Antonio. This is the best school in the Northside Independent School District. It has excellent course offers, and the students are very open minded and accepting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2004

This high school is one of the best in the NISD in my personal opinion. I attended Marshall all four years, was a member of the yearbook staff my senior year, and a very avid member of the NJROTC program. If you have a child that may be considering a military career, our ROTC program is one of the best in town. MGST Cavazos is a great ANSI and really cares about the cadets being and doing the best that they can. The teachers at Marshall are also great, they really try to help the students and worked with me all the time to do my best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 11, 2004

This school is a fantastic school for high-schoolers to go to. If they love discipline and hard work there is the NJROTC program. If they love sports and want to be in one of the top teams in the Northside ISD, this is the right place for them to be. I myself was in the ROTC program the school year of 2002-03. I loved it. I was the only Freshman to make the varsity rifle team and was very proud of myself for achieving feats that I thought weren't possible to achieve. the education here is outstanding. I was an 'A' student throughout the year and was 26th in my class. The discipline is very good here. I now live in CA where the education level is lower and standard of living is higher. I miss Marshall and hope to go back there some day. Thank you very much. -MYT.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 89% in 2011.

590 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

572 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

628 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

613 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

617 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

621 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American96%
Asian85%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American76%
Asian80%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asian80%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asian95%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

685 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

724 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

637 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%
U.S. History

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
55%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

614 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asian79%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asian90%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education72%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asian96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American58%
Asian54%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students52%
Female58%
Male47%
Black or African American36%
Asian52%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education19%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asian77%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students61%
Female71%
Male52%
Black or African American43%
Asian41%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education21%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black or African American36%
Asian29%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asian97%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education81%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%

World Geography

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American66%
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American81%
Asian77%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education59%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 50%
White 24% 31%
Black 6% 13%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Anthony Jarrett
Fax number
  • (210) 706-7175

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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