School Details

Marshall Thurgood Elementary School

15531 Linwood Street, Detroit, MI 48238
(313) 494-8820
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 360 students 16 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

96%
15%
40%
80%
69%
61%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
75%
45%
65%
64%
70%
18%
21%
51%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
54%
45%
94%
65%
72%
74%
3%
17%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
15%
42%
74%
45%
72%
71%
8%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
63%
39%
28%
29%
61%
18%
20%
53%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marshall Thurgood Elementary School is a public middle school in Detroit. The principal of Marshall Thurgood Elementary School is Sharon Lee and can be contacted at sharon.lee@detroitk12.org. 360 children attend Marshall Thurgood Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 93% of the 360 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Marshall Thurgood Elementary School is 16:1. Joy Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Asian 0.6% %
Hispanic 0% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a former teacher of the school I cannot in good conscious recommend it. There are many things wrong with the school. However most of the issues have nothing to do with the teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL MY GRAND CHILD ATTENDS THIS SCHOOL. I HAVE KNOWN THE LAST 3 PRINCIPALS THEY ALL WORKED HARD and care about our children

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a Former Student of Thurgood Marshall and I honestly feel that this school has declined tremendously since I attended this school. My younger brother now goes there and there are a lot of issues that still need to be handled but over all the staff does care about the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    I did not care for the principle Mrs. Pearsall. I am glad she got fired she simply bite the hand that was feeding her.

  • (4 years ago)

    My oldest child is 20 now and it's so Great I'd wish I hadn't missed the Open Enrollment Deadline for DPS received info. way-way to Late....

  • (5 years ago)

    Because the kids at Thurgood Marshall need lots of help and deserve to receive some and because the teachers there are the best and do what they can to help the students but need more financial support. Many of the teachers spend a lot out of their pocketbook each year for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Thurgood Marshall is a school that puts children first. The teachers and adminstration care about making a difference.

  • (5 years ago)

    Provides a great foundation for kids educationally!

  • (5 years ago)

    Thurgood Marshall is a wonderful school and a caring environment. When you enter the building you get a good vibe about the school staff and students. You can tell that the students are taught to respect the staff the school and themselves. You can also tell that the teachers enjoy what they do and the students know that the teachers care about their well being.This is why Thurgood Marshall is a great place to work!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love Thurgood marshall because teacher and staff care about the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Thurgood Marshall because it is a school that is an extension of the students' home. The teachers are very caring and nurturing to our students. We love to see them coming to school. The teachers work together and demonstrate great character that serves as a model for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Thurgood Marshall has an excellent and caring staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. We are a kind caring school that puts the need of our students and parents first.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandsons attend Thurgood Marshall and I find the teachers and support staff caring and supportive of all the children's needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    I work at Thurgood Marshall and it's a wonderful school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Thurgood Marshall Elementary School because the teachers there are the best and the kids are the neediest.

  • (5 years ago)

    All four of my children have gone to this school at one time or another. When my children first started attending Marshall in the late '90's it was a fantastic school. It has since declined. I don't feel that the teachers have the same tenacity that they once had. My youngest child gets away with murder. Whereas my oldest had they tried the same things would have been stopped in their tracks and put in their place. Step up to the plate Marshall or you could be next on the chopping block.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went here for first forth and fifth grades I think that if you want a really disciplined child that this is the school for you. the classes are excellerated and non excellerated I myself was in the excellerated class and the work would be really hard if you have a large load beacuse if your in this class you will have to be on top and beyond your game. You will be tested at a higher level than you would in a nonexcellerated classroom. the work is way harder and you would have to really concentrate on what your doing.Your child can learn alot but they have to handle it.

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