John Marshall Elementary School

John Marshall Elementary School

THOUGHTEXCHANGE PARTICIPATION

District
Participation

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4,139

PARTICIPANTS

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11,986

THOUGHTS

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159,173

STARS

John Marshall Elementary School
Participation

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34

PARTICIPANTS

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118

THOUGHTS

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920

STARS

DEMOGRAPHIC

DistrictJohn Marshall Elementary School
Students1240
Parents2,63014
Staff1,34920
Community36n/a
Total4,13934

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE John Marshall Elementary School COMMUNITY

THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE

Dedicated staff, excellent leadership (the principal). –

Two very crucial factors to create effective schools with effective classrooms.

I appreciate the teachers a lot they are working very hard to make the –

children learn and be on their best behavior and teaching them everything about respect and how to work together as a team

Wonderful Staff and Students –

Teachers are very supportive and helpful to one another. Specialist goes above and beyond to help all in need in every way he can. Most students are very eager to learn new things.

Dedicated Staff –

The Marshall teachers and staff are dedicated to our student population. The principal motivates and encourages the teachers, who in turn engage students in academic proficiency. It is evident that ALL staff collaborate effectively to serve our students and parents.

High respectful attention to parents “thoughts” and help. –

SOME CONCERNS

Limited Access to Technology –

Although we have 80 Chromebooks and a Lab, students have limited access to technology. It is essential that additional technology devices be available for our students. In addition, our school is at a disadvantage in that we have very old computers in the lab, which need to be updated.

Split classrooms –

The Common Core standards require students to collaborate and work on more advanced projects. This is very difficult to do when a teacher is working with one grade and the other needs to be quiet so as not to disturb instruction. We have way too many splits in GUSD.

No Instructional Aides –

Academically low students or ELL’s in the primary grades really benefit from having that extra support either one-on-one or in small groups. With the academic demand increasing on teachers, there is even less time to work individually with students who really need it.

Increasing class sizes –

Ever growing class sizes make it difficult for individual students to receive attention they may need. It is also harder for teachers to deal with behaviors and keep the class on task. It is stressful for both students and staff in a crowded classroom.

We need more aids on the playground. –

OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED

Culture of Marshall –

I love Marshall Elementary. Teachers, administration, students and parents are working together in creating a culture that promotes student learning. I am very excited about the Common Core Standards that require a new thoughtful and intelligent style of teaching and learning.

I’m proud to be apart of the school district. –

I think it’s important to recognized how great the district we work at is. We are truly coming together as a team to help our students district wide be successful adults in the future.

Inservices –

Too many inservices. SWUN, Common Core, Grade Level

An Overly Supportive Principal –

I really admire our principal, because she always keep a positive attitude despite the levity of any situation. However, she is relying more and more on the perceptions of her administrative support staff, who are too far removed from the classroom to know what students or teachers need.

It is great to see teamwork coupled with kindness and diligence in our –

school. Students are trying their best to obtain education and their characters built in good foundation.

LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION

Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.