John Marshall High School

3952 West 140th St, Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 251-5740

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1834 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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About this school

John Marshall High School is a public high school in Cleveland. The principal of John Marshall High School is Mr. Luther E. Johnson, who can be contacted at 1,834 students go to John Marshall High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 71% of the 1,834 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John Marshall High School is 17:1. St Joseph Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 15%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.6%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Asian 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 95%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 84%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I used to go to John Marshall. I graduated back in 2011 and I have to say it was good school. Sure you had your fights bullies and other distractions; but you also have your own mind. Just because of these distractions it shouldn't push you away from graduating. Bad testing? That's because of the students they refuse to pay attention. Fights everyday? No not everyday more like every other week. But I could be wrong because I didn't draw myself to that. Every school has fights because yet again students refuse to take it seriously. If you have an IEP like a family member of mine did and other students I noticed were taken seriously. Most of them graduated with my class. A student with an IEP also had perfect attendance. It's not the school it's the people who refuse to put their time and effort into something that could be amazing. I love this school I love the teachers still AND my high school experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    I took a field trip to John Marshall & it was absolutely horrible. During 8th grade they used John Marshall as a school that we should all look forward to going to but I felt otherwise. The students were extremely loud rude didn't care about social cues they roughhoused in the hallways & the bathrooms were downright disgusting. It was obvious that the teachers were trying very hard to control their class but many of the students didn't listen. There were some good students that I saw that were obviously trying to take something out of their education at JM but were hindered by the other students. There was also a fight that broke out in the hallway while we were visiting - and from talking to other students it seems to be a daily occurrence that resulted in countless suspensions. I have many friends who attend JM & are trying to get out of there to attend other city wide draw schools(like Jane Adams or John Hay). I'd advise everyone who is zoned to JM and who is serious about their academics to seek out other opportunities at other schools. If you are concerned about transportation many schools will give you RTA/BUS vouchers. The school also does poorly on testing.

  • (4 years ago)

    John marshall i guess was cool but it seemed like they put a stereotypes on me because they knew i had issues and i relally couldnt deal with them..idk so people said i did stuff or i was a certain way..They lied to me and told me after a suspensions i would return but i guess in just another case number.or crazy teen.So now im at Lincoln west were they try to help me instead of me being a nobody!

  • (4 years ago)

    Greatest school in the city of Cleveland hands down. Best academic program in the state and top of the line athletics. It doesn't get any better than John Marshall High School. Whoot Whoot. - JT

  • (4 years ago)

    i LIKE jHON Marshall because ii been here since da ninth grade in they have great teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had graduated from JMH back in 2007. It was an ok school if you were all about hanging with your friends. Thats one of the only reasons why i really enjoyed going to that school was for my friends. I had some really good teachers mostly my english ones but in other subjects i had teachers who really didnt care. They gave us "B's" just for showing up and trying even if we got the answer completely wrong. Im not saying it's a terrible school because alot of teachers really did try but i also had those select few who really could careless.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently attending John Marshall and i am a sophmore. I started my high school experience here and im looking forward to ending it here too. Marshall gets labeled as the 'violent' or 'school only bad kids goes to' I thought the same till I actually came and seen how people were with each other. Marshall deserves more credit than its being given.! I LOVE this school but it really needs to get remodeled or maybe even start a new building.

  • (5 years ago)

    I hate this School... I feel out of place and people are rude and act childish

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to this school and i graduated in 2008 and i look forward to coming back for a visit and seeing all of the wonderful people that are still there. this school is really great and it should be given much more credit than it deserves!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I worked at John Marshall as part of my education degree requirements. The teachers are very committed to their wonderful students!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a grandparent (Class of 1959). Friends and I visited the school 9/11/09. The school is very clean the kids are very respectful and very well dressed. The teachers were also very helpful and explained where classrooms were. It was a great experience! I have 2 grandchildren who graduated from Marshall (one in 2005 a Marine with two tours in Iraq and one in 2007 -- she is thinking about going to TRI C.) The third grandchild will graduate in 2010 and is a vital part of the basketball team. All three had very good GPA's so the teaching is still good. It is a school to be proud of.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to that school from 2005-2009 and from everythign I heard about it it wasn't what I thought it would be. JMH does have good teachers and a good majority of the students are nice and respectful. At least from what I seen and heard.

  • (6 years ago)

    i currently attend this school and i must say that this school deserves more credit than its given. its academic standards have very high expectancies of the students and im recieving an excellent education. there are no fights and if one starts it is dealt with immediately. students are required to get to class on time and be where they should be at all times. there is such an amount of school spirit as well. i love this school and no one could tell me any different.

  • (6 years ago)

    Students are expected to stay in dress code get to class on time do our work; the regular. But they get no encouragement. The only thing the principal wants is to get the students dressed. She doesn't care about the quality of education. I attended a nearby suburban school and the day is a lot better. We had near monthly school celebrations in the gym. There were so many better aspects. The teachers at JMHS are depressing not encouraging and are their for the money. It is an easy job seeing as most teachers old and sit in their desks all day long. They take a month to grade a paper. Then they throw the I have 200 students card at you. Well you get paid for those 200 students so do the work.

  • (6 years ago)

    Graduated in 2004. JMHS was the worst school i've ever attended and didn't prepare me for anything but Failure!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that most of the teachers in this school are very disrespectful to the students. Most of the teachers seem as if they were very unhappy with their job and show it by being very unhappy and disrespectful to the students. How do they expect the students to respect them if the adults in the school don't give them respect or give them credibility always doubting and judging every student the same way? I am very disappointed with the treatment given to the students starting with the principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think JMHS is a decent school considering how bad it could be. I am a senior attending at the moment and I've enjoyed the year I've spended being a 'Lawyer'.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is one of the better ones in cleveland but the principal is not real respected by teachers and students alike..She spends more time yelling at teachers because a student has a shirt not tucked in and she does it in front of the students thereby negating any authority the teacher had...But the teachers are great and i was told one of the english teachers is actually a published author!

  • (7 years ago)

    John Marshall is a great school. Most of the feedback is from outsiders. The students are highly motivated and come from an array of different backgrounds. It's a place where everyone feels welcome. The Principal sets a positive tone and there are many teachers and parents who really care about the kids! Sure there's a fight or suspension from time to time but where isn't there? Instead of being judgemental come visit our school.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am currently a junior at John Marshall and this school has alot to offer. many students dont like it but it is alot of students that have good teachers and are actually learning. the counslers reallt want whats best for fyou and even though some teachers are horrlble teachers there are some that are more then qualified to teach us

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