John Marshall Metropolitan High School
|Marshall Metropolitan High School|
|3250 W. Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60624
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
John Marshall Metropolitan High School (commonly known as Marshall High School) is a public 4-year high school located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It serves the students of the East Garfield Park, West Garfield Park, North Lawndale and Humboldt Park neighborhoods. The student body is approximately 98% African American. Marshall High school is a Title I high school as determined by U.S. Department of Education standards, meaning that 40% or more of the students come from families that qualify as low income under United States Census definitions. The school is perhaps best known for its association with the sport of basketball. Both its boys' and girls' teams have shown success at the state level.
Marshall competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Teams are stylized as the Commandos. The following teams finished in the top four of their respective IHSA sponsored state championship tournament:
- Basketball (boys): 4th Place (1981–82, 82–83); 3rd Place (1960–61, 90–91, 2005–06, 06–07); State Champions (1957–58, 59–60, 2007–08)
- Basketball (girls): 4th Place (1983–84); 3rd Place (1980–81, 82–83, 87–88, 96–97, 97–98, 2008–09); 2nd Place (1979–80, 85–86, 93–94); State Champions (1981–82, 84–85, 88–89, 89–90, 91–92, 92–93, 98–99, 2007–08)
- Track & Field (boys): 3rd place (1960–61)
Marshall has won eight state championships, has finished in the top four in state 18 times, and has made 24 appearances in the state final tournament; all of which are records for the state of Illinois. The school's boys' basketball team figures prominently in the 1994 documentary film Hoop Dreams.
- Arthur Agee is a teacher and motivational speaker best known for being profiled in the documentary film Hoop Dreams.
- Patrick Beverley is an NBA player and former Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball player.
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- Cappie Pondexter is an All-Star WNBA guard (2006–present), playing for the New York Liberty. She was a member of the gold medal winning team at the 2008 Olympics.
- Julius Richmond was the 12th Surgeon General of the United States (1977–81) and was instrumental in beginning the Head Start Program.
- Vincent Starrett was a news reporter and author who specialized in the crime, mystery, and horror genres.
- Darryl Stingley was an NFL wide receiver (1973–77), playing his entire career with the New England Patriots after being selected in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He is remembered for sustaining a career-ending injury in a 1978 pre-season game that left him a quadriplegic.
- Carleton Washburne was an author and prominent proponent of progressive education.
- George Wilson is a former NBA center (1964–71). He was a member of the 1962 NCAA Champion University of Cincinnati Bearcats, and a member of the gold medal winning basketball team at the 1964 Olympics.
- Dorothy Gaters has been the girls basketball coach since 1975. She has led the team to over 900 victories, and in 2009 became the third girls basketball coach to receive the Morgan Wooten Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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- Nicholson, Andrew (13 April 2006). "Rutgers coach Stringer: Pondexter is a champion". PhoenixMercury.com. Retrieved 21 January 2010. "When Pondexter was recruited out of John Marshall High School in Chicago, she could basically choose whatever college she wanted to go to. She choose Rutgers ..."
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