About MISD

of Marshall Public Schools
Y.D. Harrison (1887-1890)
Chesley Adams (1890-1896)
W.H. Attebery (1896-1904)
J.H. Roots (1904-1907)
W.H. Attebery (1907-1910)
B.B. Cobb (1910-1915)
F.L. Masterson (1915-1916)
J.P. Glasgow (1916-1924)
E.C. Deering (1924-1934)
J.P. Buck (1934-1937)
Bryan Dickson (1937-1940)
E.N. Dennard (1940-1949)
V.H. Hackney (1949-1958)
Von Rhea Beane (1958-1967)
Paul Manning (1967-1969)
Truitt Ingram (1969-1984)
Patsy R. Smith (1984-1994)
Dr. J. Brian Nichols (1994-2002)
Ralph Draper (2002-2005)
Kenn K. Franklin (2006-2009)
Dr. Bruce Gearing (2009-2012)
Dr. Marc Smith (2012-2016)
Dr. Jerry Gibson (2016-present)

The Marshall Independent School District proudly serves approximately 5,500 students in Marshall, Texas. Founded in 1898 with the creation of Marshall High School, the district includes 11 campuses including a Pre-K/Head Start campus, six elementary schools, two middle schools, one junior high school and one high school.

Marshall High School, the centerpiece of the district and one of Marshall's most notable landmarks for those driving into town via U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 43, has consistently met state standards academically with distinctions, and will become a full-fledged grade 9-12 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) campus in the 2016-2017 school year.

Marshall ISD opened its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy at South Marshall Elementary in the fall of 2014. The program has since expanded to the middle school level and will be implemented at Marshall Junior High School beginning in the fall of 2017. The goal is to advance the district's STEM program each year until MISD is a full-fledged, K-12 STEM district.

Welcome to Marshall ISD, the Home of the Mavericks!

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Marshall ISD is located in Marshall, Texas, in upper east Texas, 40 minutes from Shreveport, La., to the east and just over two hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to the west. Marshall is located at the intersection of three major highways -- Interstate 20 and State Highways 59 and 43. Historic Caddo Lake is located less than 20 minutes to the northeast of downtown Marshall, and the city is also just a short drive from Lake o' the Pines to the northwest.

Marshall has a population of just under 25,000, according to the 2012 U.S. Census, and serves as the county seat of Harrison County. The average home value in the district as of July 2014 was $74,486. Marshall ISD encompasses an area of approximately 346 square miles in and around Marshall.

demographics*Data taken from annual Snapshot data in October 2016

• Enrollment: 5,490
• Ethnicity:
   » African-American (37.76%)
   » Hispanic (34.54%)
   » White (24.03%)
   » American Indian/Alaskan (0.49%)
   » Asian (0.44%)
   » Hawaiian/Pac Island (0.09%)
   » Two or more (2.66%)

• Economically Disadvantaged: 77.01%
LEP: 18.80%
Immigrant: 0.40%
Military Connected: 1.66%
Foster Care: 0.84%
Homeless: 2.88%
Unaccompanied Youth: 2.88%
Dyslexia: 0.67%
Bilingual: 8.11%
ESL: 10.20%
Gifted & Talented: 14.57%

The mission of the Marshall Independent School District is to ensure the educational success of all students by having high expectations, a commitment to excellence, and a comprehensive program that molds the whole child, confirming the belief that all students can learn and become responsible, productive members of society.

Marshall Independent School District envisions that every MISD school will be a thriving, dynamic, and inspiring educational environment that produces self-directed learners and stimulates citizens of all ages to trust in, invest in and benefit from public education.

Marshall High School, Hail to Thee!
Stalwart, brave and true,
In love, we pledge our loyalty
and faith we have in you.
For Red and White shall wave on high,
in strength and purity, 
To honor you we'll ever try
throughout eternity!