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. The district was founded in 1898 with the creation of Marshall High School.

MISD is consolidating and undergoing a grade-level realignment with the opening of four new schools and the renovation of an existing building to serve the district's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program. The Legacy 2017 building program, born out of the passage of a $109,210,000.00 bond issue in 2015, consolidated the district from 11 campuses to just seven, with four K-5 elementary schools, one 6-8 junior high and one 9-12 high school. Washington Early Childhood Center continues to serve as the district's Pre-K/Head Start campus.


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 is a full-fledged grade 9-12 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) as of 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 original goal is to advance the district's STEM program each year until MISD is a full-fledged, K-12 STEM district.

Beginning in 2017, the district's K-5 STEM program is housed at the newly-renovated Sam Houston Elementary. The STEM program will also be introduced for the first time at the new Marshall Junior High School.


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 improve outcomes for all students by providing leadership, guidance and support to schools.

Marshall Independent School District envisions that each learner is equipped to successfully achieve his or her vision and be a productive, contributing citizen in a global society.

In Marshall ISD, we believe that:
  1) Positive, meaningful relationships are key.
  2) All stakeholders are responsible for a safe and engaging environment to encourage ownership of lifelong learning.
  3) Education provides opportunities for all students.
  4) Instructional practice cannot be stagnant.
  5) Education must change as technology and the world changes.
  6) Public education thrives with meaningful connections to the community.

These core beliefs are developed from the Marshall ISD Strategic Design, which was created through a process during the spring of 2017. To view the entire MISD Strategic Design plan, click here.

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!