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About This School

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Prairie. The principal of Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is Ms Whitney Carlisle, whose e-mail is whitney.carlisle@gpisd.org. 530 students go to Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 23% of the Thurgood Marshall Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 530 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 65% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is 16:1. Johnson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 56% 62%
Multiracial 5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.6%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 66%
Limited English proficiency 23% 23%
Economically disadvantaged 62% 65%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter started all day pre-k this year. I was nervous as all parents are nervous im sure because its their child's first year of school. Her teacher is wonderful. Her teacher keeps the parents up to date on what is going on and so does the school. I love how I can email the teacher and get text messages and emails from the school as well. I can tell my daughter is learning because she comes home and tells me something brand new each and every day. They seem very organized and would recommend this school to anyone in the district. My daughter will continue her elementary education at Marshall if at all possible!! =) - A very concerned and involved Parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my children's 3rd year at Marshall this fall and we've had nothing but a positive experience there. Ms.Carlise has been the same principal since my children have enrolled in 2008 and she's been great. The office staff have been friendly and attentive and I feel respected by all of them everytime I go to Marshall. The teachers really care about the students well being and work hard to make sure everyone in the class stays on top. But ofcourse we as parents have to do our part and not expect the schools to do every single thing.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is excellent my child has been going there since it opend in 2004 and is in 5th grade she says its a blast and that the principal there is relly nice.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the greatest school. Wonderful staff and friendly office! Can't wait to see how great next year will be!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my first year at Grand Prairie ISD and at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. I though that I was the only one feeling that way. Everytime I step into the office I have an uncomfortable feeling. No one say anything to you unless you get their attention. The school administration does not call you and does not send you letter. You are right about that. I experience the same thing. I been going to other district before and had not experience anything like this with the school administration. I feel that if the school really care about their students education. They should take more initative to communication with the parents or send letter home. Either the administrative office is short in staffs or they just do not care. It make me feel like looking for another school to.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has had a new principal every year for the last four years. With the high turn over in the administration we continue to lose great teachers. The PTA president does care and do well but many parents do not and it shows in their children's grades attitude and speech. This school does have a new facility and computers. Overall only a few children succeed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am highly disapointed in the school's administration office.This is my childs first year at this school I have not gotten one phone call nor letter giving me any information. the office staff is very rude on the telphone.I am now in the process of looking for another school for my child to attend.

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