Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Summary:

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is a public elementary school in Morrow, Georgia, serving 793 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Clayton County School District, which is ranked 170 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (69.23%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 38.71% to 86.64% African American. The school consistently underperforms the state and county averages in the Milestones Assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science across all grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 3rd grade ELA proficiency rate was 21.3% compared to the state average of 38.6%. Thurgood Marshall Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of Georgia elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, placing it among the lowest-performing schools in the state. Additionally, the school has an extremely high percentage of students (over 90%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

While Thurgood Marshall Elementary and the surrounding schools in the Clayton County district share similar demographic and economic profiles, there are some notable differences in academic performance. For example, Morrow Elementary School, which is only 1.4 miles away, outperforms Thurgood Marshall in most Milestones Assessment categories, suggesting that factors beyond just student demographics may be contributing to the academic outcomes. Additionally, Thurgood Marshall Elementary's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the past decade, from ranking 747 out of 1,234 Georgia elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 943 out of 1,242 in 2022-2023, indicating that the school's performance is not improving and may be worsening relative to other schools in the state.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 5885 Maddox Rd
       Morrow, GA  30260


(404) 675-8019

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
944th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,567 Help


Students who attend Thurgood Marshall Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Morrow Middle School
High:    Morrow High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  793

Racial breakdown:

African American:
69.2%
Hispanic:
16.6%
Asian:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Thurgood Marshall Elementary School ranks worse than 75.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 9th among 36 ranked elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (69.2%), Hispanic (16.6%), Asian (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is 15.2. 26 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is $8,567. 19 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 170th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 15.71 992nd 1101 9.9%
2007 8.00 1072nd 1125 4.7%
2008 18.67 1005th 1134 11.4%
2009 21.14 980th 1133 13.5%
2010 32.30 920th 1183 22.2%
2011 27.66 991st 1212 18.2%
2012 28.45 969th 1201 19.3%
2013 31.25 959th 1225 21.7%
2014 21.41 1050th 1231 14.7%
2015 19.03 1026th 1240 17.3%
2016 26.86 895th 1233 27.4%
2017 28.62 862nd 1205 28.5%
2018 30.64 846th 1209 30.0%
2019 38.19 747th 1234 39.5%
2022 25.20 918th 1244 26.2%
2023 23.59 943rd 1242 24.1%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, June 23, 2017

Open Quote I'm trying to get my child out of this school district!!!! Every time I've gone to Thurgood Marshall, the teachers have NEVER greeted me. They're too busy yelling at the students. I initially thought it was probably one or two teachers yelling and fussing at the kids, but it was literally EVERY classroom that I passed by. That is ridiculous! I know that children don't always listen, but if you expect them to sit completely still in a classroom for 7 hours a day, you're CRAZY!! Literally!! This is the WORST school my child has ever gone to. I wanted to rate them a zero but that wasn't an option. The teachers in this school need additional education, beginning with compassion and love. Sometimes kids have to worry about other kids bullying them. At Thurgood Marshall, the biggest bullies are the teachers!!! They're the role models and that's how they act.......then they're surprised when the children act like that too. Pathetic!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Open Quote I have been connected to Thurgood Marshall for the past 5 years. It has had to transition through 3 Administrators which by the way can be very difficult for any school. Personally, I think Thurgood Marshall is a really great school. Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Huff, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Brown, Mr. Williams, Coach, Mrs. Ellison and oh my goodness the Parent Liason, Mrs. Change really make it happen at Thurgood Marshall. I think instead of complaining so much, their needs to be much more parent involvement. Thurgood Marshall has made so many efforts to present workshops, seminars, parent feedback etc. to make Thurgood better. Most of the teachers that I connected with were pretty good. Remember, many teachers left the district so most schools were short staffed or had there school in mind where they wanted to teacher. One of my grandchildren had to endure having many Sub teachers and had some difficulty adapting other that, the Administrators and staff were absolutely FINE. GET INVOLVED. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Open Quote The school is a train wreck. The principal never leaves her office to assist with discipline. She is 60 plus and needs to step aside. Kids are bullied on a daily basis. The principal is more concerned about the look of the hallway and classroom walls then the true problems within the school. The teachers are miserable! If you try to leave, admin will ruin your name! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 64 584 93 72 0 n/a n/a 39 852
2006 53 675 100 70 0 n/a n/a 52 950
2007 60 629 101 65 0 n/a n/a 46 901
2008 51 615 107 69 0 n/a n/a 54 896
2009 52 570 122 74 2 n/a n/a 43 863
2010 37 534 119 93 1 2 31 0 817
2011 25 573 113 104 0 1 18 0 834
2012 22 591 105 98 0 1 16 0 833
2013 28 604 101 103 0 1 24 0 861
2014 33 588 92 105 0 1 21 0 840
2015 42 639 88 125 2 0 23 0 919
2016 41 634 79 136 1 0 26 0 917
2017 37 633 73 151 1 2 36 0 933
2018 25 641 78 149 2 2 22 0 919
2019 23 612 64 146 2 2 21 0 870
2020 26 620 64 147 2 0 34 0 893
2021 19 536 59 137 1 0 21 0 773
2022 15 541 65 140 2 1 31 0 795
2023 14 549 67 132 2 1 28 0 793

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 852 52.0 16.4 72.3
2006 950 61.0 15.6 82.4
2007 901 60.2 15.0 82.5
2008 896 59.0 15.2 84.1
2009 863 64.0 13.5 84
2010 817 55.0 14.8 78.2
2011 834 53.5 15.5 86
2012 833 50.1 16.6 88.8
2013 861 44.3 19.4 92.3
2014 840 47.3 17.7 99.6
2015 919 45.0 20.4 95.5
2016 917 46.0 19.9 99.5
2017 933 48.0 19.4 99.5
2018 919 57.0 16.1 99.5
2019 870 55.0 15.8 93
2020 893 53.0 16.8 92.9
2021 773 54.0 14.3 93
2022 795 54.0 14.7 n/a
2023 793 52.0 15.2 90.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 852 52.0 16.4 72.3
2006 950 61.0 15.6 82.4
2007 901 60.2 15.0 82.5
2008 896 59.0 15.2 84.1
2009 863 64.0 13.5 84
2010 817 55.0 14.8 78.2
2011 834 53.5 15.5 86
2012 833 50.1 16.6 88.8
2013 861 44.3 19.4 92.3
2014 840 47.3 17.7 99.6
2015 919 45.0 20.4 95.5
2016 917 46.0 19.9 99.5
2017 933 48.0 19.4 99.5
2018 919 57.0 16.1 99.5
2019 870 55.0 15.8 93
2020 893 53.0 16.8 92.9
2021 773 54.0 14.3 93
2022 795 54.0 14.7 n/a
2023 793 52.0 15.2 90.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $579 (7.5%) $7,168 (92.5%) $7,748
2018 $749 (8.5%) $8,096 (91.5%) $8,845
2019 $630 (7.4%) $7,937 (92.6%) $8,567

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 747th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 943rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 15.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)31.121.3
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.918.1
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)5523.8
 31.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)35.923.7
 12.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)32.518.2
 14.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.518.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)34.425.2
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)29.223.4
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)33.622.9
 10.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)30.422.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)22.123.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)23.215.6
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School)38.930.5
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (Clayton County)26.517.1
 9.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students870793
 8.9%
African American612549
 10.3%
American Indian22
Asian6467
 4.7%
Hispanic146132
 9.6%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White2314
 39.1%
Two or More Races2128
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93%90.4%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School are 69% African American, 17% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 2% White.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School ranks in the bottom 24.1% of Georgia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 793 students attended Thurgood Marshall Elementary School.

Students who attend Thurgood Marshall Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Morrow Middle School
High : Morrow High School


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