School Details

Marshall Middle School

1830 Shepherd Dr, Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 748-2900
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 291 students 10 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

78%
88%
92%
42%
73%
83%
83%
93%
96%
25%
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74%
22%
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78%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
89%
93%
47%
83%
90%
85%
92%
95%
55%
78%
85%
37%
74%
83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
94%
94%
51%
74%
83%
90%
96%
97%
42%
64%
74%
50%
69%
78%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
65%
78%
82%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marshall Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Marshall Middle School is Mike Forte, who can be contacted at Forte.Michael.R@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 291 children attend Marshall Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Marshall Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 94% of the 291 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 90% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Marshall Middle School is 10:1. St. Luke School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 59%
Hispanic 1% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 30%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 60%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 94% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been a teacher at Marshall for 2 years. It has been the hardest job I have ever had. It has become harder since the arrival of Dr. Forte the Principal. He is trying to get Marshall changed to a magnet school. This is commendable however he has intimidated and bullied the teachers at Marshall since day one. There have been 12 teachers from a staff of 24 who have requested a transfer this year. He has not even come close to supporting teachers in the classroom this year and behavior is out of control. If he thinks that just by turning Marshall into a magnet school will solve all the problems at Marshall then he should guess again. You still have to support your teachers. They are the backbone of any school. The supporting rhetoric is there but unfortunately it turns out to be rhetoric only.

  • (4 years ago)

    Marshall is doing just fine. All that saying negative things about them you need prayer. Remember this school is one of columbus oldest black school. These other schools does'nt do no more than Marshall.

  • (8 years ago)

    This year alone has been a trying year for the new principals and teachers at Marshall. But I can say as a parent of an 8th and 6th grader it is hard but they cares.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is great. The school is okay and the teachers really do care about the kids and want them to learn stuff.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school would be great if the school would get more control of the students and better teachers who teach.

  • (10 years ago)

    Marshall Middle School is a good school the teachers work well with the kids the also have a great principle Dr. Skeet whom I find to be a very concern principle about his school and students. I also found that the bully is being handle at a great deal at first hand! Thank you!Marshall Middle School for three great years!

  • (11 years ago)

    Marshall Middle School is a great athletic system for students. The teachers are interactive. The band is a great. I enjoyed the safety and discipline rules that Vanessa Biggers provided the students with. She gave all of them a chance to show their talent.There are a lot of supporting adults at the school. But some of the violence at the school needs to be lowered such as bullying.

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