Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change

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Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change is a public middle and high school in New York City serving grades 6 to 12.[1] It is named for United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

The school is at 200-214 W 135th Street in Harlem. The school opened in 1993 with Harriet Pitts as principal.[2]

The school's student body is 70 percent African American and 26 percent Hispanic. About 70 percent are from economically disadvantaged families.[1]

After moving four times in its first 11 years, it moved into a new $38 million 6-story 90,000 square foot school building in 2004. Thurgood Marshall's wife Cecilia Marshall was among the dignitaries to attend opening ceremonies for the new school building.[3]

Calvin Butts III and the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) were involved in founding the school.[3][4][5]

Retailer Burlington helped fund a 2017 renovation of the school's library.[6] In 2017, a teacher at the school was charged with assault after allegedly grabbing a 17-year-old female student by the neck.[7]


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  2. ^ McNeil, Genna Rae; Roberson, Houston Bryan; Dixie, Quinton Hosford; McGruder, Kevin (December 22, 2013). Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. ISBN 9780802863416 – via Google Books.
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  4. ^ "Contract". Miller Freeman. November 22, 2005 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ López, Gerald P. (November 22, 2005). The Center for Community Problem Solving Reentry Guide: A Handbook for People Coming Out of Jails and Prisons and for Their Families and Communities. Center for Community Problem Solving Press. ISBN 9780976767701 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Harlem School Library Gets $80K Upgrade". DNAinfo New York. March 3, 2017.
  7. ^ ANNESE, Rocco Parascandola, Ben Chapman, JOHN. "Harlem high school teacher charged with assault after allegedly grabbing 17-year-old girl by neck".

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