John Marshall Senior High School

3939 Tracy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 671-1400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2893 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John Marshall Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of John Marshall Senior High School is Daniel Harrison, who can be contacted at daniel.harrison@lausd.net. 2,893 students attend John Marshall Senior High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 14% of the John Marshall Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 2,893 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John Marshall Senior High School is 18:1. Mary's Schoolhouse is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Asian 13% 4%
Filipino 12% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Unspecified 0.1% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 75%
Limited English proficiency 14% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is all about which program your child is in. Our son was part of the School for Environmental Studies and it was AMAZING! We were so happy with the program. They receive some sort of grant and do not participate in the magnet program because they are better than a magnet! My son went on so many field trips and started loving school! The director is fantastic and is always there when you need him. The principal and assistant principals aren't so great but that didn't seem to affect the Environmental program our son was in. The director lives in the neighborhood and really cares about the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    I loved going here! The people are nice and the teachers are great Mr.Benoit and Mrs.Hill are the best!

  • (2 years ago)

    john marshall high school is a great school even the Dean is helpful when it comes to situations

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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...!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truly a rainbow coalition of students and faculty. Great pride

  • (5 years ago)

    I did some substitute teaching at this school and the students are wonderful. They are focused on studying and about their classes.

  • (5 years ago)

    John Marshall HS is a great environment to learn in. A well intergrated school with a good scholastic record. Proud to be an alumni!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a wonderful school with caring staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    Marshall High is the best school in the area. Academically and even athletically Marshall is on the of the elite. Another thing that made the school special was the architecture of the school and the landscaping as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a alumni from John Marshall High. My kids know attend. Great ciriculum

  • (5 years ago)

    This is where I started to open my eyes to reality....Great teachers!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great history I am the 3rd generation to attend Marshall. Great faculty. Awsome alumni support.

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