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Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 653 students

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Posted June 18, 2014

What makes Marshall amazing: talented and highly professional teachers, dedicated leadership, and a parent community/PTO with tireless volunteers! Their scores are #1, extra-curricular programs( Robotics, Spanish, Math 24) are first class, the art and music programs are phenomenal - fantastic art fair and best strings and chorus productions hands down. Mrs. Huebner, the principal, is the schools most cherished asset - she inspires the students and staff to be their best and that is why this school is THE BEST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

The education is good and the children have fun learning. The rating is not based on this, but the some faculty and leadership lack blatant common sense. We have repeatedly had issues with the faculty making accusations of incidents with our children, only to find 'opps! my bad' when simple questions are asked, like the last name to verify you have the right kid. Protect your kids if you go here, require they contact the psychologist to be present during questioning, or inappropriate questions could be asked. There is a reason the Students' Rights page is being put in the county handbook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

We moved to Marshall two years ago and we are so pleased with our experience here. Marshall is well known to be a very desirable school and they live up to their reputation. There is so much offered for students and they have a very strict policy about bullying. They work very hard to teach students good character skills and have been awarded for this. Their test scores also outshine most other schools in the area. I am so thankful we moved to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2014

Marshall Elementary is awesome. I have a daughter who went there K-5th grade and is now in 6th grade. My son is in K. All of the teachers are excellent. Parents are involved with their kids and there are many parent volunteers at this school. I have been very pleased with our experiences at Marshall. Best elementary school in Prince William County, hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

All schools can have good and less motivated teachers and this one is no different. They used to have a fantastic art teacher and the halls were always decorated with lots of it. Now, it's less upbeat, the teachers are screaming at the kids, and the moral isn't what it should be. Once they even cancelled the Fall festival for lack of parent involvement. Hmm..why do you think that is?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

I have one son who has completed Marshall and one in the 3rd grade and can say I have no complaints. I can not thank the staff enough for all the help with my oldest who struggled in a lot of areas. I love the school and would never move to a different one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

Marshall's a good school. Not great. Still, good. Pros: They have many ways of keeping the kids interested in coming to school (some not particularly academic but that's okay sometimes). Also, the layout of the school and the almost pastoral setting is nice. CONS: There are 7 or 8 mothers at the core of the PTO activities who froze out parents who we're physically &/or financially unable to volunteer frequently. As such, students didn't get the benefit of some great ideas and support from some parents who otherwise would have contributed. Also, there are ALOT of children at the school - easier to slip between cracks. I'm glad we've moved on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

I am not happy with Marshall Elementary. One of my children is now in 5th grade and is so bored. They do absolutely nothing to challenge him. He never studies and has become disorganized thanks to awful third and fouth grade teachers. They complained about my child's behavior and never questioned why. They would say he is capable to doing the work. He of course was dong the work with no problem. All A's and a couple of B's. Handwriting is a B. The school is failing my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

This is the BEST school with the most wonderful teachers and staff any parent could ask for!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

This is our first year at Marshall, our son is in first grade. We have been very pleased with no issues since the first day of school. This administration has a ZERO tolerance for unruly children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

My son is in first grade and I can not express how thrilled we are to have him at Marshall. The staff is wonderful, the teachers are outstanding beside the way they make the kids learn and explore new things. Overall we could not be more happier and we look forward to an other exciting year. Great work Marshall Staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

This is our fifth year at Marshall and couldn't be any happier with the Staff and Teachers. The principal runs a tight ship and expects a lot from her teachers and in this day and age you have to; so I applaud her leadership. Keep up the great work Marshall!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

I could not be happier with a school. The office staff is so wonderful and helpful, the guidance counselors are fabulous, and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

This is the 4th elementary my children have been involved with. Having attended one other ES in the area and subbed at others, Marshall is definitly one of the better around. The front office is friendly and welcoming. The lunchroom noise level in one of my only complaints, it's very loud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

I am beyond impressed with the staff, administration, and support services at Thurgood Marshall Elementary. It is truly a school where students come first and a superior education is paramount. Throughout the building laughter, smiles, and an evident joy for learning is reflected by students and staff alike. I have been in many schools during my children's elementary years and I find Thurgood Marshall Elementary second to none. I commend the teachers, administration, secretaries and other support staff for going above and beyond what most schools offer or provide. Before and after school clubs further enrich and challenge the students. I find the PTO and strong parent volunteer network, evident in the school on a daily basis, to be a further asset to the success of all students at Thurgood Marshall. Soar with pride and excellence Thurgood Marshall EAGLES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

I have been a parent for the past two years at Thurgood Marshall and I am very impressed with the administration, teaching staff, and the warm office staff. As a working parent it is hard to leave your child all day long and at Marshall I feel like he still has family around. The principal is warm and greets the students each morning. When I come into the office the staff always greets me with a smile and is very helpful. The teachers are fantastic. They go the extra mile to help the students where they need help. There are a lot of extra school activities for the children to participate in and I am very impressed with the security at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

The Marshall Elementary I know is a warm, educationally enriched learning environment. When you enter the doors you feel welcomed and can readily observe the outstanding education being provided to each and every student. Muliple programs within the school have been recognized both locally, statewide, and even nationally. Students and staff alike are proud of their accomplishments as they excell academically from the Kindergarten level to Fifth grade. The administrators, teachers, support staff, PTO, and volunteers should be commended for making Marshall Elementary top notch and one of the best a parent could hope for.
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Posted December 12, 2006

The Marshall Elementary that we knew from 2001-2005 is gone. Under new 'management', what was once a warm inviting learning environment has now been converted to a militant institution. The majority of the teachers are still A+ teachers and I feel for them because they have to deal with the inflexibility of the higher up. Also, I've had lunch with my child several times in the past two months and it's pretty bad that they pretty much expect the kids to eat in complete silence. So much for social skills...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

It's a wonderful place for children to explore and learn. It has a very 'open door' policy with parents and the administration. Celebrating it's tenth year and still raising the bar on creating a complete academic environment for all to experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

PTO active. Guidance and administrative staff supportive. Teachers are generally professional and nurturing. Parents are active volunteers. Lots of clubs through the year. Gifted program limited, but there are math and reading specialists that go into the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students82%
Male students92%
Black students80%
Asian students91%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students89%
Female students84%
Male students95%
Black students90%
Asian students100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial90%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students94%
Female students89%
Male students100%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial80%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students94%
Male students78%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial90%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students93%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students90%
Female students88%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Manassas, VA 20112
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