Marshall High School

  • Marshall High School serves 416 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Marshall High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Marshall High School's student population of 416 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Marshall High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Marshall High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank
33%
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
96%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Marshall High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.080.31
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Graduation Rate80-84%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Marshall High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarshall Cusd 2c School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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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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