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Life-Long Learners
In late 2007, the Board of Education adopted a new vision for our school district. The vision is to create a partnership of school employees, parents, community members and students, working together to develop life-long learners who have the knowledge, skills, abilities and habits necessary to succeed in the larger world.
This vision now directs our efforts, keeping us on a path to reach our district’s goals and keeping us focused on our students’ futures. To help us develop a common understanding of what the vision looks like as it is being implemented, the Marshall Model of Success was created. This model depicts what reaching our vision means and showcases how each element contributes to the whole and how all of the elements work together.
The Marshall Model of Success includes the elements of engaged parents, community, staff and students as well as curriculum, instruction, and assessment, all working towards high student achievement and the development of life-long learners who can succeed in this world. Whether our students stay in Marshall or venture across the globe as they enter their career paths, the most important base for their education will be geared toward success.
Our plan is to use this model to keep us focused in coming years. It will help us modify the way we work to align all of our actions and to keep our efforts always focused on our students.
How will we know when we have accomplished the vision? When the board’s vision is achieved, our schools will be widely known and valued by the following:
  • Positive, supportive adult-student relationships that welcome diversity and serve as the foundation for learning.
  • A school culture that is positive and communicates a desire for continued growth and development.
  • Teachers actively seeking new ideas and remaining open-minded to new ways of doing things.
  • Relevant and rigorous curricula based on relevant research and state standards.
  • Formative and summative assessments that produce high-quality data that are used to inform decision-making.
  • Teachers and administrators accepting accountability for student learning and achievement.
  • Programs and resources flexed and focused on students’ needs.
  • Purposeful, clear, relevant instruction based on best practices.
  • Physical space that accommodates multiple learning styles and varied instructional styles.
Whether you are a student, parent, grandparent, or community member, you play an important role in our Model of Success. We envision a community that is fully supportive of our efforts, joining in partnership with us to encourage a positive and prosperous future for our young people. We are committed to the Marshall Model of Success, and we look forward to a continued positive change in our students’ academic achievement.
Current District AER

December 23, 2019

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2018-19 educational progress for the Marshall Public School District and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Chad M. Holt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, for help if you need assistance. The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site http://bit.ly/2Hft7gc, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data – Includes the following four assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), College Board PSAT, MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. This report section presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and MI-Access science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

Accountability – Detail Data and Status

The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and

participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability

index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale. 

Teacher Qualification Data

  • Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders

  • Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials

  • Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

Civil Rights Data

  • Provides information on school quality, climate and safety

Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2018-19 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.

School Name

Status Label

Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

Gordon Elementary

No Label

GELN Literacy Essentials

Harrington Elementary

No Label

GELN Literacy Esentials/HIL Project

Hughes Elementary

No Label

GELN Literacy Essentials

Walters Elementary

No Label

GELN Literacy Essentials

Marshall Middle School

No Label

Marshall High School

No Label

Marshall Opportunity High School

No Label

Michigan Youth Challenge Academy

No Label

In closing, I want to congratulate our teachers and students on their efforts to  continually improve upon the teaching and learning that is taking place within  our classrooms. We demonstrate success at all levels in our district, and this would  not be possible without strong instructional leadership from our building and central administrative staff.

Our mission is to ensure that all children have equitable access to a quality education providing multiple pathways toward obtaining a career as global citizens in the 21st century. The many learning opportunities within our PK-16 model are unique to our region and reflect cutting-edge thinking and planning for the successful future of all of our students.

In  all,  we cannot  do this good  work without the  ongoing support and involvement  of our students, parents, families,  and staff; and through the commitment  and dedication of our community members, regional manufacturers, and local post-secondary institutions of higher learning.  We welcome their collective efforts in challenging us to be innovative and responsive to the needs of every child we serve. Sincerely,

Dr. Randall Davis


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100 E. Green St. - Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: 269-781-1250 | F: 269-781-7757