Currently a student at enrolled in the SAS program at John Marshall High and I am trying to transfer. The teachers are horrible; they make racist comments have class favorites and are extremely rude. On top of that the teachers that I have don't teach yet they have a very high unset standard. I've never disliked a school to this extent. All of my other friends are trying to look for other high schools to attend because they don't like the school as well. I hope there would be better teachers later on for the future students.
John Marshall Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of John Marshall Senior High School is Daniel Harrison. 3,479 students attend John Marshall Senior High School and identify as Filipino; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 21% of the John Marshall Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 3,479 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at John Marshall Senior High School is 18:1. Mary's Schoolhouse is one of the nearest high schools.
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I loved going here! The people are nice and the teachers are great Mr.Benoit and Mrs.Hill are the best!
I am a Marshall alum and I loved my time there. It was academically challenging and I was able to be involved in Theatre activities as well. But its not solely on the students or teachers to make a school great parents HAVE to get involved. There was a new math when I went called IMP or IMG... my mother talked to the academic counselors and insisted I take regular math instead and I am so glad she did. It helped me out a lot more when I went to UCLA than taking that weird experimental math. And yes even though this school may be rated a 5 I went to UCLA and graduated from there with honors! Marshall is great especially when everyone in the community is involved.
I am the parent of a new student -- a 9th grader. Many of his friends claim to have good experiences here and some parents also praise the school but our experience has been otherwise. We have found low classroom instruction skills from 5 of his six teachers including low-level questioning lack of course and daily lesson objectives no efforts to differentiate instruction and no classroom discussion. School wide the leadership has not taken an active interest in improving classroom teaching. Communication with parents is weak compared to other nearby public schools.
Marshall's test scores may fall below the scores of other schools such as Granada Hills Charter or ECR but definitley offers a great educational system. The campus is beautiful and offers so much diversity! You see skin color of all kinds. HAD A HARVARD BOUND GRADUATE 2011 and 2006 and many years in between and before. Acadeca won NATIONALS 1995 and 1998 and got second in California state 2011. There's something for everyone. Counselors are all caring! One problem and only one it is very crowded especially since tracks were absolved 2011-2012. Other than that it is great! I am proud to be a barrister!
John Marshall is a well-rounded school with an emphasis in academics as well as athletics and performing arts. The Academic Decathlon did extremely well as usual and the Magnet and SAS program scored very well. Several of its sports teams ranked first in the Northern league and continued on to compete further in city. The school's orchestra and a few bands got the chance to play at the Greek Theater which was a positive experience for the students.
As a parent that is researching the local high schools in my area I came right to this high school when I saw the "5 star" rating by parents students and teachers. I was extremely shocked to see the reality of how this school does in terms of state wide standards. With all due respect a school that scores a 4 out of 10 is one of the worst possible schools you could send your child to in the state. I don't think this is the fault of the schools...quite frankly learning and respect for education begins at home...but do I want to put my child in a system that has such low output? No way. It appears that there are a few kids that really excel...kudos to them! That said I don't want to roll the dice and have my child in a system that has a long way to go. I'm a local and it pains me to know that I have to find the money to pay for my child to "pay" for an education because my local school is performing so poorly.
John Marshall High School is an exceptional public school. The AP classes offer a curriculum that is challenging and engaging for students that are interested in learning and have a mindset to succeed. I am grateful that my child had the opportunity to attend this school. The diversity of the student population is a dying breed. No public school is 100% perfect but this is the sole responsibility of the parents that do not hold their children accountable. Unfortunately public schools are always blamed for student achievement yet parents are not held liable for their lack of parenting skills. John Marshall High School should really have someone check addresses of students I bet a large portion shouldn't even be at the school especially the ones that go to disrupt learning for those that want a quality education!
This year Marshall went very well. Got Academic Decathlon first rank in LAUSD and Large school nation-wide it's really pretty good to here that class of 2010 had enrolled in Harvard Princeton Yale Stanford Tulane UCs and etc. It's unforgettable. Everything's perfect...!!!
Im currently a junior at Marshall. Although the students in our school get is very low it's not the faculty's fault. The students decided not to do their best. I on the other hand am having a great time in this school. I was able to experience many things by joining different clubs. Another reason why I love this school is because it's filled with students from different places - that's one way to learn about other cultures.
Truly a rainbow coalition of students and faculty. Great pride
I did some substitute teaching at this school and the students are wonderful. They are focused on studying and about their classes.
John Marshall HS is a great environment to learn in. A well intergrated school with a good scholastic record. Proud to be an alumni!
It's a wonderful school with caring staff.
This is where I started to open my eyes to reality....Great teachers!!
Great history I am the 3rd generation to attend Marshall. Great faculty. Awsome alumni support.
It was a refreshing change from my other school when i transfer the teachers were great and so many clubs to join and all around fun and decent education
I'm a alumni from John Marshall High. My kids know attend. Great ciriculum
Love John Marshall because of it wonderful teacher school staff and especially the legacy it has.
In spite of the difficulties of operating within the Los Angeles Unified School District John Marshall HS continues to be a superb school due to the combination of incredibly supportive teachers great academic programs and even caring administrators. Beyond the personnel the look of the campus and the cultural diversity are two major positives. One might offhandedly see the size of the student population or the low state test scores as indicative of the school's deficiencies but these are only an issue if a student doesn't take even the most minor effort to find a program or niche in which to be involved. Essentially if the student makes a small effort to reach out they will find an enormous amount of opportunity at Marshall. Disclosure I am an alumnus.
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