Marshall High School
Marshall High School serves 368 students in grades 9-12.
Marshall High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).
Marshall High School's student population of 368 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
Students by Grade
Marshall High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Marshall High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1501 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education
Marshall is certainly not the worst school in our area. In fact, they do several things right: teach accountability, teach citizenship, and have a high grading standard. The small size would seem to indicate that students would have easy access to hep and teachers, etc. As a parent of three students who are in or have gone through the school, I just don't see that happening consistently. There are great teachers there. Some do far more than anyone should expect. There are a few, however, who create frustration with lack of organization and lack of communication to parents. The worst year - due to course expectations/imbalance - is junior year. Students are consistently overwhelmed with homework and class work. Many nights were spent on projects etc until midnight or later - with kids who worked hard the whole time and did not procrastinate like many. There must be a better way to prepare our children. As another parent mentioned, the heat/cool situation is less than optimum. In a building that old, the solution isn't easy or cheap. It would be nice though for students not to stew all year round in some rooms and chill in others. The town around Marshall is the school's greatest asset. The community rallies around the school system like few others of this size. Every event seems well-attended and/or supported from afar. The small town heart of the town is bigger than most cities 10x the size. All things considered, the educational quality is good. As a parent and educational worker for over 20 years, I see that there are things that could be improved, but overall, this is a nice little town with an acceptable school system.
Marshall is a nice school because it is small and the kids can get the help and attention they need. It's also in a nice spot. The only main real problem I see is that the school needs to spend their money on different things. Instead of redoing the football field or spending money on sports you need to pay to have air conditioning throughout the entire school. Kids cannot concentrate at all with it being so hot. Then in the winter when the kids finally think it is going to be nice and cool because the hot weather is over, that dosen't happen because of the steam heat system. You people crank up that heat so much that the kids are dripping with sweat just like its a hot summer day. Learn to control the temperatures a little better.
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