Marshall High School
 1900 Maverick Drive
Marshall, TX 75670
903-927-7052 (fax)
Welcome to Marshall High School, the home of the Mavericks! It is the belief and mission of every educator and adult in the Maverick Family that we will foster an encouraging learning atmosphere structured with safety, respect, and academic excellence that empowers and supports our students as they exceed their potential and become positive, productive members of our community and society.
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PARENTS: Click here to manage your child's school lunch account online!

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza; Cereal; Toast. Lunch: Chicken Sandwich; Loaded Potato with Chicken; Purple Hull Peas; Corn; Applesauce.
Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit; Cereal; Toast. Lunch: Salisbury Steak; Pork Chop; Macaroni and Cheese; Turnip Greens; Mixed Fruit.
Breakfast: Waffles; Links; Cereal; Toast. Lunch: Chicken Alfredo; Ham Melt; Glazed Carrots; Potato Smiles; Peaches.
Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit; Cereal; Toast. Lunch: Vegetable Beef Soup and Cornbread; Turkey Sub; Green Salad; Corn; Mandarin Oranges.
Breakfast: Kolaches; Cereal; Toast. Lunch: Hamburger; Potato Wedges; Baked Beans; Pineapple Tidbits.

*Download the entire monthly menu for Marshall ISD here.


Auditions for the 2017-2018 musical "Little Shop of Horrors," are on Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the auditorium. for more information see Mr. Nichols in room 403 or Ms. Hammers in the choir room. Please consider being a part of this amazing opportunity!
The Marshall High School Colorguard has been nominated for participation in the "Teams For Tarps" contest sponsored by Winter Guard Tarp! Click Here and search for "Marshall" to vote for MHS from now until midnight on Oct. 13. The team with the most votes will win.
The ACT will be offered at MHS on Oct. 28. Deadline to register is Sept. 22. Students may register online at act.org. If you need assistance with registration OR think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, come by the main office at MHS and see Mrs. Hill or Mrs. Harrison.


sam hallSAM B. HALL JR.

Sam Blakeley Hall Jr. was a lawyer, politician and judge. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas' 1st Congressional District from 1976-1985 and a federal judge of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas from 1985 until his death in 1994. Born and raised in Marshall and a graduate of Marshall High School, he attended the College of Marshall where he met his future wife, Mary Madeleine Segal. After graduating from the College of Marshall with an Associate of Arts degree in 1942, he attended the University of Texas before enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps to serve during World War II. On returning to Marshall after World War II, he married Mary Madeleine Segal and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1946 and an LL.B. from Baylor Law School in 1948. After being admitted to the bar he returned to Marshall to practice law, where he was in private practice from 1948-1976. Hall was unsuccessful in his attempt to receive the Democratic Party nomination for Congress in the 1st District in 1962. He served as chairman of Marshall's board of education from 1972-1976. In 1976, Hall won a special election for the U.S. House after the death of incumbent Wright Patman. He was re-elected five times and served on the Judiciary and Veterans' Affairs committees. On April 17, 1985, Hall was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas vacated by Joe J. Fisher. Hall was quickly confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1985, and subsequently resigned his seat in Congress to be sworn in as judge, receiving his commission on May 10, 1985. Hall served on the bench until his death in Marshall on April 10, 1994. He was buried at New Grover Cemetery in Marshall. The Sam B. Hall Federal Courthouse in Marshall was later renamed in his honor.

mhs: building a legacy


old mhs
Front entrance of the old Marshall High School on West Houston Street, which served high school students from 1924-1980 and has served as Marshall Junior High School (grades 7-8) from 1981-2017.

On July 24, 1895, Marshall University trustees presented a 30-year lease to the Marshall Public Free Schools with a right to renew. Three years later, on September 12, 1898, Marshall High School began operating in a building leased from Marshall University. The first MHS had only two teachers, 30 students and five subjects -- Latin, English, History, Math and Science. Only grades 8,9 and 10 were taught at first. By 1900-01, the high school went through the 11th grade. From 1901-02 through 1910, 12 grades were required for graduation. The 12-grade system was reintroduced in 1936. The first graduating class had one student, Miss Verbena Barnes, and in 1900 there were three graduates.

In February 1910, the city school board began deliberations with Marshall University trustees for a building site, located at 600 West Houston Street. On March 29, 1910, the trustees conveyed their property to the Marshall School Board as a site for a high school building. It was agreed that the new school would be called Peter Whetstone School -- but it never was.

In September 1911, 200 high school students moved in. By 1914, it became necessary to add four classrooms and enlarge the study hall. By 1923 another building change became necessary, so the old Marshall University building was torn down and replaced with a new building facing West Houston. From 1924 until 1940, the high school remained in this building. In 1939, the building erected in 1911 was removed to make way for an addition to the campus. This new building, which faced College Street, served as the high school. The junior high remained in the old portion until the seventh and eighth grades moved out in 1964, providing more room for a growing high school.

A successful bond issue under Superintendent Truitt Ingram in 1976 led to construction of a new high school for Marshall. In September 1980, students in grades 10-12 stepped into a "comprehensive" $6.7 million, 212,000-square foot facility on Maverick Drive. The school had an initial capacity of 1,600 students and basic facilities for 2,000. Its features included a 2,000-seat gym with three courts, 600-seat auditorium, multi-tiered dining area for 500 and separation of academic classes from shop, band and choir areas. Outside the building were a 7,000-seat stadium with all-weather track, a 12,000-square foot field house, six tennis courts and a baseball field. A facilities study in 1986 led to the opening of a ninth-grade wing. A supplemental field house for baseball, cross country, soccer and tennis opened at the north end of Maverick Drive in December 1988. In 1993 came a 2,000-seat addition to the stadium, a new track and an addition to the band hall. In fall 2002, a new program, the Air Force Junior ROTC, moved into a portable structure building north of the main building. All-weather turf was installed in Maverick Stadium in the summer of 2003, and was replaced in 2015. In the spring of 2004, construction began on an addition to the field house, about a third of which was financed through private donations.


Prior to 1894, schools for African-Americans in Marshall had little or no organization. Classes were held in churches, lodge halls, and sometimes dwellings. There were few qualified teachers and children could not be transferred from one school to the other without changing their books. In 1894, Superintendent Chesley Adams offered H.B. Pemberton, a Wiley College professor and son of former slaves, the principalship of one of the city schools for blacks. Pemberton took out a loan under his own name and purchased a tract of land which was then deeded to the city for the construction of a new school for blacks, Central School, serving grades 1-7. As the school's enrollment grew, Pemberton saw the need for a high school for black students, and the school board approved expansion of the Central School to include a total of eleven grade levels in 1916.

In 1925, a site on Rosborough Springs Road was purchased for a new school to house high school students only. The old Central School became known as Hillside School, and the new school opened as Central High School. The school quickly developed a reputation of excellence, and around 1940 was awarded the highest rating accorded to African American high schools. It was listed as one of the top six or eight schools in the state.

Pemberton had remained as principal of the school since its inception. Due to his tireless and diligent dedication to seeing education expand for all of Marshall's children during his career, the school board unanimously approved changing the name of the high school to H.B. Pemberton High School in 1941 after receiving a petition with over 5,000 signatures. Mr. Pemberton died on April 27, 1944, but left behind an iconic legacy for Marshall's public schools.

The high school bearing his name, with the mascot "Panthers," continued as one of two high schools in Marshall until Marshall schools were integrated in 1971. At that time, Pemberton began serving Marshall's ninth grade students until 1988, when a new wing to house freshmen was opened at Marshall High School. At that time, Pemberton High School ceased operation as a public school, and was sold to Wiley College. The building still stands today and houses the Pemberton Heritage Center.

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