Big changes are about to occur at John Marshall that will have a positive impact on the students. With the recent award of monies from the School Building Authority, John Marshall will be transformed into a newly-renovated building that focuses on safety, faculty and student interaction, and updated science labs and equipment. Since John Marshall High School was started in 1968 there has been relatively little done to the infrastructure, and with the current safety concerns in American schools, it is time to create an environment that better protects students. Mr. Corey Murphy, Assistant Superintendent for Marshall County School is spearheading the renovation. Faculty, students, administration, and the community are giving their input on the needs of John Marshall.
One of the biggest changes is getting rid of the north and south commons which have segregated the student body since the start of the school. By making one large lunch area students can interact with each other and find new groups of friends. The updated lunch room will make lunch more pleasurable to all of the students and staff. The heating and air conditioning system is in dire need of replacement and will hopefully be taken care of through this project. The science labs will be updated and put on the third floor. Science material and equipment will be updated to the 21st century classroom. The school will be safely secure with major changes to visitor access. The school building and the classroom doors will be changed to lock from the inside. The bridge between the two buildings will be enclosed. We hope these renovations make John Marshall one of the top schools in the state.