Empowering Students, Every Day
In the heart of Plant City, Marshall Middle is empowering every student, every day. Launching with Sixth Grade in the Fall of 2020, students will be guided by the International Baccalaureate IB World School Philosophy.
This rigorous academic program empowers students to pursue lives of purpose and meaning, while striving to be open-minded, principled thinkers. Our Scholar Quest options include high school credit courses to challenge students, including Algebra, Agriculture Foundations, Spanish and more. Our nationally-recognized FFA program prepares students for the challenges of feeding a growing population. Electives helps students expand their middle school experience, engaging in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through Robotics using LEGO Education; Culinary Arts; Math League and AVID college readiness—then pursue the options that best spark their interests. Classmates connect through our many sports teams and clubs. At Marshall Middle, our supportive and caring staff works together to prepare all our students for the future, starting with our Sixth Grade Structure, helping students feel at home in their new learning environment. Marshall Middle School, empowering every student, everyday—college, career, and future ready.
Learn more about this exciting new middle school opportunity on our Frequently Asked Questions page. To apply to Marshall Middle Magnet School, families must fill out a School Choice Application between October 25, and December 31, 2019. Applicants will be selected by random lottery based on available space in this new program. The IB program is planned to expand to add 7th Grade in 2021-22 and 8th Grade in 2022-23.
Mission and Vision
Marshall Middle Magnet is empowering students to become global thinkers, lifelong learners, and effective communicators who embrace diversity.
Marshall Middle Magnet is preparing all students to be active, reflective, critical thinkers ready to shape their environments.
International Baccalaureate Mission
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
In 1920, Mr. E.J. Marshall persuaded Plant City to deed property to the school board for a facility to educate black children. Midway Academy was a three-story, red brick structure initially serving grades 1 - 8. Beginning in 1936, one grade level was added each year until all 12 grades were taught. The upper levels were referred to as Plant City Negro Junior High and High School, although most in the black community referred to all levels as Midway Academy. In 1951, the school was converted to a high school, for Edward Jackson (E.J.) Marshall, who was also the first African American to serve as a school trustee in the Plant City area. Marshall Junior High School was built on Maryland Avenue in 1957. In 1995 Marshall became a middle school. The school mascot is the Dragons. We proudly submitted our candidacy application to the International Baccalaureate in October of 2019. Marshall Magnet is a part of Hillsborough County Public Schools in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Hillsborough County Public Schools is the 8th largest school district in the United States.
Marshall is known as a National AVID School of Distinct along with Future Farmers of America State of Florida Premier Chapter. Students will have the opportunity to earn numerous certifications for high school credit classes. Our Culinary Arts program is one of only 4 middle schools in Hillsborough to pilot the ServSafe food handler certification beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Marshall has staff members with diverse experiences and awards, including National Board Certified, Ashbrook Center Fellowship Recipient, and NOYCE Master Teacher Fellow.