About MISD

Mission Statement

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.

About MISD

The Marshall Independent School District proudly serves students and families in Marshall, Texas. The district had an enrollment of 5,336 students in 2019-2020 according to the Texas Education Agency's most recent
Texas Academic Performance Report.

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.

MISD includes a total of eight campuses to serve students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. The district has one pre-kindergarten campus (Marshall Early Childhood Center); four K-5 elementary schools (David Crockett Elementary, Price T. Young Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary and William B. Travis Elementary); one junior high school serving students in grades 6-8; and Marshall High School, serving students in grades 9-12. In 2019, MISD opened a charter school, Marshall Early Graduation School, to assist students who seek to graduate with a high school diploma at an accelerated pace.

In 2018-2019, MISD opened "Little Mav Academy," a daycare facility to serve the needs of district staff and students with children ages newborn - 4 years. The daycare is open only to employees and students of Marshall ISD and includes an education-based curriculum similar to that of Marshall Early Childhood Center, which is MISD's Pre-K/Head Start campus for district 3-4 year olds.

Superintendent of School

Dr. Richele Langley

Dr. Richele Langley, a 1983 graduate of Marshall High School, was named the 24th Superintendent of Schools in Marshall ISD in April of 2021. Dr. Langley is just the second female Superintendent in MISD history and returned to lead the district after six years as Deputy Executive Director at Region 8 Education Service Center. Dr. Langley had spent 22 of her 31 years in education in Marshall ISD upon returning to the district in 2021. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1983 and has served as a teacher, principal and administrator in the district. She was MISD's Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and School Improvement from 2012-2015 before leaving to serve at Region 8. She holds a B.A.-Liberal Arts from UT-Arlington and a M.E. from Stephen F. Austin State University. She earned her Ed.D. from Texas A&M University in 2020. Dr. Langley and her husband, Randy, have two grown children who are also alumni of MISD. Their son, Blake (MHS Class of 2009), is now an Assistant Principal at Foster Middle School in Longview ISD. Daughter Taylor (MHS Class of 2012) is an ER/Trauma Nurse. Richele’s mother, Patsy Bailey, resides in Marshall and has been a longtime realtor in the area.

Superintendents 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. Dearing (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 (2016-2021)
Dr. Richele Langley (2021-present)