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John Marshall High School

Public | 9-12 | 869 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2014

My school needs improvement! The facility is falling apart and some of the teachers and administrators needs to be reevaluated on how to treat students, how to teach students, and how to respect every one as an individual instead of being prejudice towards all. We are all not the same. This school has little to offer this year; it is very unchallenged academically. Majority of the activities organized here are neither organized nor efficient; it is very untimely. This school wasted a year of my academic time to become a better student and has caused nothing but stress.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2014

teachers do their best to pass these kids, even if it means putting in fake assignments to raise the grades. there are fights all the time, almost every day. no ethnic diversity, its 99% black, i think theres two or three white kids in the whole school. there are some decent teachers, if your thinking about sending your kid here, encourage them to take AP classes, for they are far easier here than at any other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2009

I have 2 students who attend John Marshall. The teacher's i have dealt with seeem to care about my children. But from time to time a run across a few who just teach and that's it. The principal attitude towards students,staff and parents is snobby and sometimes down right disrespectful. Academically my children are on a good path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

My son is a senior and football players with the best coaches in the world and teachers. I love the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I attend John Marshall... and it's not as bad as everyone makes it seems. The staff are excellent in my opinion. They aren't like most of the teachers in other schools, most of them really care about the students. And I graduate in 2011, and have seen the school go through a lot and have bad times.( which have been seen on the news) But it never get acknowledged that we are fully accredited, and have some of the highest SOL scores in all of RPS. It looks bad because most of the students who attend are all from different 'hoods' and neighborhoods and come together and act a fool. But that is in every school especially Armstrong. But yet & still John Marshall is known as the worst!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2008

I do believe more can be done with the staff as far as... pretty much discipline. I mean, I know of some teachers who are sometimes even frightened by some of their students. Other than the behavioural issues and whatnot, it's a pretty O.K. school.


Posted April 5, 2006

I am graduating student of John Marshall High School. Despite what many may say and think about John Marshall it is a great school to attend. If more parents would get involved with the school and their children the school would not be in the state that it is now. Teachers can only do but so much if the kids have a I don't care attitude what can you do? So before you judge that or any school take a walk in the faculty's shoes and than make a comment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2005

This school has a bad enviorment. Some of the students attending John Marshall just don't feel safe. Something needs to be done about this situation.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
82%
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students79%
Female students75%
Male students82%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Algebra II

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students83%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Biology

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students73%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students95%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Earth Science

All Students82%
Female students75%
Male students100%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students91%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students91%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Geometry

All Students51%
Female students49%
Male students55%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students89%
Female students86%
Male students94%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World Geography

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students89%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World History I

All Students87%
Female students93%
Male students80%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World History II

All Students82%
Female students79%
Male students87%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Beverly Britt

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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4225 Old Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
Phone: (804) 780-6052

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