News & Announcements


"Our mission is to provide all students with a quality education, including effective communication, critical thinking, and relationship building skills"

"The vision is to ensure that all students are prepared to be productive citizens in our global society"
Welcome to John Marshall Metropolitan High School website. We are extremely excited about the great things to come at Marshall.
ACT Tutoring
Marshall Metro HS will have ACT Tutoring during spring break (April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014) from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for students that attends.
Parents/Guardians/Community Members thank you for your support and dedication to the success of our students. Please continue to mentor and encourage our youth during the intersession so that our students will enjoy a safe and productive Spring Break.

Begin: Monday, April 14, 2014
End: Friday, April 18, 2014

We are excited about our students returning on Monday, April 21st.
PSAE Testing
PSAE Testing dates:
April 23, 2014 and April 24, 2014- Juniors only
No school for Freshmen, Sophomores or most Seniors (Seniors that needs to take it for a graduation requirement, needs to be present)
One Summer Chicago 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer of Learning and Earning
Application Deadline is May 16
· You must be between the ages of 16 and 24 at the start of the program in June.

· Most jobs require that you live in the City of Chicago.

· Youth will be notified if they have been offered an interview by the first week of June.

Online Applications Only, go to:
Application Helpline: 312-743-0208
If you're not 16 yet:
- After School Matters: apprenticeship programs for 14 & 15 year olds (Work permit not required)
- Chicago Housing Authority: work experiences for 13, 14 & 15 year olds (Work permit required)
- Chicago Public Libraries: volunteer positions for youth of all ages (Work permit required)
2014 LSC Council Members
Marshall Metro HS would like to congratulate our newly elected 2014 Local School Council Members:

2014 Parent Representatives: Tashaunda Hall, Ida Hudson, and Rhonda Bonner

2014 Community Representatives: Roy Baldon and Geraldine Young

2014 Non-Teacher Staff Representative: Karen Henry

2014 HS Student Representative: Caprice Locust
After three grueling, mind-boggling and nerve-wracking days in the 2014 US Chess Federation National Scholastic Chess Championship in San Diego, California, WE HAVE PRODUCED A NATIONAL CHAMPION.

Bobby Blankenship, a junior, came out undefeated and No. 1 to win the individual championship trophy in a tournament participated in by a thousand participants from all over the United States.

Michael Hobbs, a sophomore, came out No. 11 after he lost his final game, our only loss in the tournament. Michael's game was emotionally exhausting and mentally overwhelming after four hours of play. He was No. 3 before the final round. He could have been No. 1 too, had he won that one final round.

Marshall Chess Team, with only two players (Bobby and Michael) and thus playing handicapped (as other teams played with 11 or 9 players) still managed to win a trophy for placing No. 13 in the whole country, The top 25 teams in the country were awarded team trophies.
2014 6-month Asbestos Surveillance Report & Management Plan Notice Letter
Federal law requires CPS to conduct a surveillance of asbestos containing building materials identified in schools once every six months. This Surveillance of asbestos survey was been completed on April 9, 2014.
Sophomore Half-Cap Ceremony
May 9, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
More details coming soon!
Attention Parents:
All students need to turn in a completed lunch form and an updated medical including immunization record.
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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:

Welcome Back, Commandos!!! I hope you had a restful summer! As always, creating a high-quality education for all of our students here at Marshall has been my top priority. I am just as committed now as I was twenty years ago when I became an eduator. I pledge to continue to take an aggressive approach to ensure that ALL students are successful. Our students deserve a school that will prepare and inspire them to achieve their very best.

Last year, our school accomplished significant gains that will impact our students and community. We saw increases in PSAE reading and math. These increases will continue to aid our students academically. For the third year in a row, our discipline infractions have decreased. This is indicative of our students feeling safe and their connection to the school and their teachers. Our grade level on-track numbers have also increased as our failure rates have decreased. This means that more studnts are on-track to graduate. We have invested in JROTC and added Advanced Placement Art to the curriculum. These programs will bring more options to our students. In addition, we have built partnerships with UIC, Urban Alliance, BAM (Becoming A Man), GROW, and Youth Guidance.

We are proud of these accomplishments; however, we know more work is necessary to have a model school for our community. We must continue to use data to drive our instruction. We must ensure that every student receives individual support and feels connected to the school. Every student must be at school every day and prepared to do their very best. Staff also must hold themselves accountable by being present and prepared to effectively use every instructional minuute. This will require the entire community, parents and guardians must continue to set high epectations for their children's education and ensure that students are attending school every day and on time. We welcome you and need you to participate in school functions. We encourage you to be engaged with the staff - principal, teachers, attendance, and discipline offices, etc.

Our mission is to provide all students with a quality education, including effective communication, critical thinking, and relationship skills. It is imperative that we continue to shift the culture of Marshall to one that has high expectations for students, staff, and families. Parents, we need your continuous help with this. We look forward to our work this school year, and we are confident that we will have a successful school year!

Educationally Yours,

Angel Johnson