Aside from expansions, Marshall has neither been updated nor remodeled since 1962, despite serving tens of thousands of students in the past 54 years. This has created some significant challenges for the current student body and more than 60 staff members.
Capacity: The 375 students barely fit in the existing classrooms. There is no space for small group work that would support different learning needs, much less a space where the entire school can gather at once. The lack of space also means every nook and cranny is in use, including a former shower that now is repurposed as the art room. The entire female staff must take turns using a single bathroom stall.
Age: The 54-year-old structure shows the effects of decades of natural wear and tear, such as rotting boards along the exterior hallways and a leaky roof that requires frequent patching.