John Marshall High School (West Virginia)

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John Marshall High School
1300 Wheeling Avenue
Glen Dale, West Virginia 26038
United States
Coordinates 39°56′30″N 80°45′12″W / 39.94166°N 80.75334°W / 39.94166; -80.75334Coordinates: 39°56′30″N 80°45′12″W / 39.94166°N 80.75334°W / 39.94166; -80.75334
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1968
School district Marshall County School District
Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey R. Crook
Principal Cassandra Porter
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,097[1] (2016)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Brown and Gold         
Athletics conference Ohio Valley Athletic Conference
Team name Monarchs
Rival Wheeling Park Patriots
Athletic Director Robert Chavanak

John Marshall High School is a public high school in Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States. It is one of two high schools in the Marshall County School District. Athletic teams compete as the John Marshall Monarchs in the WVSSAC Class AAA, as well as the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.


Named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, the school was established in 1968 as a result of the consolidation of three smaller schools in Marshall County, West Virginia: Moundsville High School, Union High School and Sherrard High School. At its inception, John Marshall boasted one of the few modular scheduling systems in the United States. In the 1994-1995 school year, John Marshall High School ran a traditional eight period day offering students half-credit one-semester courses and full-credit two-semester courses.

The student body of John Marshall High School numbers over 1,200 in grades 9 through 12, making it one of the largest secondary schools in West Virginia. The curriculum is comprehensive, including a county-wide vocational program. The school also offers dual-credit college courses and boasts a fully operational College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program.

Athletics and clubs[edit]

John Marshall High School's mascot is the Monarch. It has athletic programs in American football, basketball, bowling, baseball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis, hockey, cross country, track and field, golf, wrestling and cheerleading. It has numerous clubs and organizations. John Marshall competes in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.


The principal is Cassandra Porter. Assistant principals include Katie Dantrassy and Geno Polsinelli. The activities co-ordinator is Casey Storm.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. News & World Report. "John Marshall High School". Retrieved 2017-07-19. 
  2. ^ Warren, David (August 28, 2008). "John Marshall High School: Staff Directory". John Marshall High School official website. Marshall County (West Virginia) Board of Education. Archived from the original on April 3, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ OVAC (2000–2008). "Ohio Valley Athletic Conference - Hall Of Fame Biography". Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Official Site. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. Archived from the original on December 16, 2005. Retrieved January 28, 2009. 

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