Marshall Middle School

One of two new schools built as part of the 2017 Bond Program, Dr. General Marshall Middle School was built to serve up to 800 students in Northeast Austin. The campus offers the next generation of scholars a collaborative learning environment that honors the history of its namesake, Dr. General Marshall, prominent member of Austin’s Black community, mathematical titan and a tireless mentor to students in the math and sciences. Its mascot, the Rams, pays homage to Marshall’s prolific career as a professor at Huston-Tillotson.

With sweeping roofs and protective solar screens, the new campus is inspired by the previous Mueller airport runway, on which the site is located. The 130,000-square-foot middle school includes pedestrian and bike-friendly pathways and athletic fields that serve both students and the local community. Sustainability was a key factor in its design, targeting gold status in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and certification from Austin Energy Green Building. Its centerpiece is a central academic courtyard with outdoor dining, vegetable garden, outdoor learning stair, stage, large screened porches and an activity lawn.

The educational spaces cater to a wide range of learning and teaching styles, giving flexibility for students to work individually, in small group rooms, or in collaborative break-out spaces. The three-story building — unique for a middle school — allows each grade to have its own level and distinct identity. CTE and art rooms connect to a roof deck, providing students expansive views of the Mueller development and iconic air traffic control tower. 

Dr. General Marshall Middle School opened its doors for the first day of class in fall 2023 with its inaugural 6th grade class and is extremely excited to see the campus grow and welcome more students in the coming years. 

Project Timeline

Latest Updates

Marshall Middle School Grand Opening Recap

Austin ISD celebrated the grand opening of the new Dr. General Marshall Middle School in Northeast Austin on October 4. The campus opened in Fall…

Read more
2017 Bond Targeted Projects

Watch Our Video about the 2017 Bond Targeted Projects

As part of the 2017 Bond Program, Austin ISD has been addressing campus-level deficiencies throughout the district. Why it matters: The district identified over $4…

Read more

Yellow Jacket Stadium Historical Marker and YJCC Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Recap

On August 3, 2023, the Original L.C. Anderson High School Alumni and Austin ISD celebrated the unveiling of the Yellow Jacket Stadium historical marker and…

Read more

Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $60,958,000
  • Total Budget: $60,958,000
  • Opening Date: August 14, 2023
  • Trustee: Kevin Foster
  • Location: 4401 Tilley St., Austin, TX 78723
  • Planned Capacity: 800

Project Team

  • Architecture & Engineering Team:
  • Construction-Management-at-Risk Team:
  • Campus Architectural Team:
    • Adrienne Williams, AISD Staff
    • Ashley Fisher, Community Member
    • Becky Adams, AISD Staff
    • Candace Hunter, Community Member
    • Claudia Torres, AISD Staff
    • Cuitlahuac Tonatiuh Guerra-Mojarro, Community Member
    • Greg Kiloh, Community Member
    • Gregory Smith, Community Member
    • Jaree Ullah, Community Member
    • Ken Blaker, Community Member
    • Lila Valencia, Community Member
    • Nicole Adams, AISD Staff
    • Robin Spencer, AISD Staff
    • Roxanne Evans, Community Member
    • Shannon Sellstrom, AISD Staff
    • Vanesia Wright, AISD Staff