Award-Winning Results

  • Our unique combination of educational philosophy, administration and community involvement have created a successful institution that lives up to our motto of "Pride, Tradition and Excellence." For many years Marshall has been recognized within the Pasadena Unified School District for its outstanding Advanced Placement and Music programs. And for the second year in a row now, Marshall has been recognized as one of the Best High Schools in the country.

    School Awards
    US News and World Report - Best High Schools (#757 in the Nation and #129 in California)
    Washington Post - America's Most Challenging High Schools (#314 in the Nation and #33 in California)
    Civic Learning Award of Excellence 
    California Bussiness for Education Excellence
    National Association of Secondary School Principals

     Civic Learning Award of Excellence

    Congratulations to Marshall Fundamental Secondary School as the recipient of the top award in the State of California for Civic Learning, the Civic Learning Award of Excellence.

    "The Civic Learning Award celebrates public schools' efforts to engage students in civic learning. The award program also identifies models that can be replicated in other schools. Co-sponsored by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson." As an Award of Excellence recipient Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will make a personal visit Marshall Fundamental to present this award.

    Furthermore, the Civic Learning Award recognizes the important role public schools play in preparing students to participate in our democracy. The selection committee, comprised of leaders in education and law, awarded Marshall Fundamental's commitment to providing our students with high quality civic education.

    Examples where our students have displayed partnerships to support civic education and were active participants in democracy include our Annual Innovation Projects, Civics courses, and Student Government. The Innovation Project is where our students work on solving a real world problem locally, school-wide, or statewide. They conduct research, write essays, make proposals, and later present their proposals and to professional policy makers. Our Innovation Projects are school wide and collaborative across all academic disciplines.
    2015-2016 - Water Conservation
    2016-2017 - Transportation
    2017-2018 - Waste Management


    U.S. News & World Report 2016


    Once Again, U. S. News and World Report Names Marshall Fundamental one of America's Best High Schools!

    Continuing our tradition of excellence, again for 2016 Marshall has been named as one of America's Best High Schools by U.S. News and World Report. The 2016 rankings include data on nearly 22,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Factors that determined the ranking included test performance, socio-economic level and and college preparedness.

    Marshall earned their "Silver" medal ranking, placing 114st in California and 698th nationally. Congratulations Marshall; keep up the good work!