Marshall High School (LAUSD)

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John Marshall High School
John Marshall High School logo
School Founded 1931
Team Established 1985
History Marshall has won two national titles: 1987 and 1995
City Los Angeles, California
Team Colors Midnight Blue and Powder Blue
Principal Patricia Heideman
Head Coach Larry Welch (Literature/Subjectives)
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) James Rozsa (Music/Data Analysis); Brandon Schwartz (Music/Science); Michael Jones (Economics); Julia Novik (Math)
National Championships 2 (1987, 1995)
State Championships 2, (1987, 1995)
Regional/County Championships 5 (1986, 1987, 1995, 2010, 2014)
Region/County Location LAUSD
Highest Finish National Champions (2 times; 1987, 1995)
School Website http://johnmarshallhs.org/

John Marshall High School

3939 Tracy St., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (323) 671-1400

Fax: (323) 665-8682

Team History[edit]

Marshall's Academic Decathlon team is among the most successful in the history of the program. The team has won the LAUSD Academic Decathlon title five times: 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1994-1995, 2010, and 2014. Marshall is one of the few schools to have won the USAD National Championship every time they qualified for nationals; the team won California's state competition and Nationals in both 1987 and 1995.

Marshall has placed in the top 10 at the California state competition every year since 2003. 2003 was a breakthrough year for the Marshall team: along with William Howard Taft, they defeated former champion El Camino Real at the LAUSD regionals, breaking a seven-year winning streak. At this competition, Marshall scored 45,972.2 points, second only to Taft's 46,694.9 and just above El Camino Real's 45,867.5. At 2003 state, Marshall scored 47,065.6 points and placed fourth overall.

David Ross Florey[edit]

Marshall Academic Decathlon is also known for David Ross Florey, the top varsity and top scorer overall with 8,936 points at the 1987 national competition. Florey's score was phenomenal in 1987, especially because no Decathlete had broken 9,000 points yet (Academic Decathlon was 19 years old at the time) and very few, if any, had broken 8,900. Florey scored 364 points higher than the top Honors Decathlete at Nationals/1987.

Florey's record of 8,936 points remained the highest varsity score in Academic Decathlon for 25 years, before falling to Jimmy Wu of Granada Hills Charter High School at Nationals/2012.

Record Board[edit]

Overall Team: 2016 Regionals - 55,029.8

Honors: Anrui Gu, 2017 Regionals - 9,636.7

Scholastic: Abeer Hossain, 2016 Regionals - 9,287.8

Varsity: Giovani Martinez, 2016 Regionals - 9,267.8

Performance Chart[edit]

Year Regionals Score Regionals Rank State Score State Rank Nationals Score Nationals Rank
2018 25,997.0 47 DNC DNC DNC DNC
2017 53,857.5 2 52,676.6 3 DNC DNC
2016 55,029.8 2 53,824.1 2 DNC DNC
2015 51,658.6 3 50,163.9 4 DNC DNC
2014 50,985.7 1 52,088.0 3 DNC DNC
2013 51,420.4 2 49,298.6 4 DNC DNC
2012 49,648.4 2 49,203.0 3 DNC DNC
2011 48,802.8 2 49,889.2 2 DNC DNC
2010 48,655.9 1 50,029.8 2 DNC DNC
2009 46,740.2 3 46,096.5 8 DNC DNC
2008 47,052.7 5 47,042.2 9 DNC DNC
2007 44,383.2 4 46,100.0 7 DNC DNC
2006 45,855.9 5 43,866.0 8 DNC DNC
2005 46,032.7 6 47,193.5 6 DNC DNC
2004 45,798.8 3 46,263.7 7 DNC DNC
2003 45,972.7 2 47,065.6 4 DNC DNC
2002 43,510 5 42,893.4 12 DNC DNC
2001 43,455 2 42,666 4 DNC DNC
2000 44,903 4 44,184 13 DNC DNC
1999 43,749 5 43,273 13 DNC DNC
1998 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1997 ? 2 DNC DNC DNC DNC
1996 47,492 2 DNC DNC DNC DNC
1995 49,818 1 47,877 1 49,935 1
1994 44,681 2 DNC DNC DNC DNC
1993 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1992 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1991 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1990 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1989 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1988 ? ? DNC DNC DNC DNC
1987 ? 1 47,772 1 49,369 1
1986 ? 1 43,516 3 DNC DNC
1985 ? 8 DNC DNC DNC DNC