Marshall Metropolitan High School
|Marshall Metropolitan High School|
3250 W. Adams Street
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Falilat O. Shokunbi|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
John Marshall Metropolitan High School (commonly known as simply Marshall) is a public 4–year high school located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1895, Marshall is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. Marshall is named in honor of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall 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. John Marshall has a history of excelling in other sports and academics as well: Baseball, football, fencing, track and field, Liberal Arts Major, Honors Math and Science courses.
Marshall competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school sport teams are stylized as the Commandos. The following teams finished in the top four of their respective IHSA sponsored state championship tournament: The boys' track and field placed in 3rd in 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 boys' basketball team has won the state championship three times (1957–58, 1959–60, 2007–08), has four times placed 3rd (1960–61, 1990–91, 2005–06, 2006–07), and twice finished 4th (1981–82, 1982–83). Courtney Hargrays, the head coach of the 07 championship team, is the only coach to win the Chicago city title and state title in his first year. The school's team figures prominently in the 1994 documentary film Hoop Dreams. The Marshall girls' basketball team has been state champions ten times (1981–82, 1984–85, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1998–99, 2007–08, 2017–18, 2018–19) and runners-up three times (1979–80, 1985–86, 1993–94) in addition to placing 3rd six times (1980–81, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2008–09) and 4th in 1983–84.
- Harvey Jack Schiller (1963) - Ran the fastest 440 yard dash of any high school student in America (46.0). Went on to earn separate PhDs in Mathematics, Physiology, and Chemical Engineering, and an MBA (The University of Chicago). Developed theory of Evolution of Intelligence. Developed theory of Mathematical Endocrinology. Optimized process for large-scale synthesis of artificial DNA. Developed algorithm for super-fast solution of Linear Programs.
- Arthur Agee (1991) – former Chicago-area basketball player, best known for being profiled in documentary film Hoop Dreams
- Alfonzo McKinnie (2010) - NBA player for the Golden State Warriors
- Patrick Beverley (2006) – NBA player for Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets
- Jerome Isaac Friedman (1948) – physicist awarded 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work that led to the discovery of quarks
- Larry Friend – National Basketball Association (NBA) player
- Larry Gelbart (attended) – Tony and Emmy Award-winning writer
- Stuart M. Kaminsky (1953) – mystery writer who wrote novels
- William J. Keester (1907) – Rear Admiral in the United States Coast Guard
- Cleve Killingsworth (1966) – served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
- Benjamin Libet – Pioneering scientist in the field of human consciousness
- Peter Lisagor (1934) – journalist who served as Washington DC bureau chief for the Chicago Daily News (1959–76)
- Dr. Harry Martin (1908) – medical director of 20th Century Fox Studios
- Shauneille Perry (1946), stage director, playwright, and actress
- Cappie Pondexter (2002) – All-Star WNBA guard, playing for Chicago Sky
- Julius B. Richmond – (1935) 12th Surgeon General of the United States (1977–81)
- Edward Ricketts (1914) – Marine biologist, inspiration for the character "Doc" in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row
- Hyman G. Rickover (1918) – Admiral in the United States Navy, described as "Father of the Nuclear Navy,"
- Vincent Starrett – news reporter and author
- Darryl Stingley (1970) – NFL wide receiver (1973–77), played his entire pro career with New England Patriots
- Carleton Washburne (attended) – author and prominent proponent of progressive education
- George Wilson (1960) – former NBA center (1964–71)
- Dorothy Gaters – Girls basketball coach at the school 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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Follow-up to "Hoop Dreams, the documentary that won the Sundance Audience Award in 1994 with its depiction of Marshall star Arthur Agee and St. Joseph's William Gates attempting to better their lives through basketball.
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Arthur cannot graduate from Marshall, his Chicago high school, without transfer credits from St. Joseph's in suburban Westchester ...
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Stuart Melvin Kaminsky was born on September 29, 1934 in Chicago and grew up on the city's west side. After graduating from Marshall High School, he was awarded a bachelor's degree by the University of Illinois.
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Mr. Kaminsky graduated from Marshall High School and got a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, starting at the downstate campus and finishing in Chicago, his son said.
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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 [sic] Rutgers ...
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Stingley was born and raised in Chicago. He was a star running back at John Marshall High School. He attended Purdue on a football scholarship.
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Administrators at Stingley's alma mater, Marshall High School, announced that the school's grounds will be named the "Darryl Stingley Campus" in honor of the 1969 graduate who played at Purdue before becoming a first-round draft choice of the Patriots in 1973.
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That's about the same year that Jif, the player, first leaped onto the basketball scene to lead Marshall High School, an all-black team from Chicago, to the first of two Illinois state championships. Recruited by many colleges, Big George chose UC because of his admiration for his hero, Oscar Robertson.
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