Martinsville High School (Indiana)

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Martinsville High School
1360 East Gray Street
Martinsville, Indiana, Morgan, 46151

coordinates = 39°25′10″N 86°24′42″W / 39.41944°N 86.41167°W / 39.41944; -86.41167Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 86°24′42″W / 39.41944°N 86.41167°W / 39.41944; -86.41167

School district Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
Superintendent Ron Furniss
Principal Nick Sears
Vice principal Rick Heacock
Vice principal Jeff Racy
Vice principal Martin Woody
Faculty 93
Grades 9-12
Pupils 1647
Grade 9 407
Grade 10 431
Grade 11 401
Grade 12 408
Campus type Urban
Team name Artesians
Accreditation Indiana Department of Education
Average SAT scores 998 / 1,600 (2008-2009)
Average ACT scores (2008-2009) 22.0
Publication Artesian Herald
Feeder schools Martinsville East Middle School, Martinsville West Middle School
Graduates (2008-2009) 324

Martinsville High School is the only high school located in Martinsville, Indiana. It is part of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville. Students from Martinsville West Middle School and Martinsville East Middle School all attend Martinsville High School.


Martinsville High School is located in the center of Morgan County. It is located on the south edge of Martinsville on Gray Street right off of State Road 37.

Team name[edit]

Martinsville's athletic and academic teams are usually called the Artesians after the several mineral water springs that exist in the city. The school logo is also a well.


The Martinsville Administration as of the 2014–15school year.

  • Dr. Nick Sears, Principal
  • Martin Woody, Assistant Principal
  • Jeff Racy, Assistant Principal
  • Fred Kutruff, Assistant Principal
  • Don Lipps, Athletic Director
  • Kip Staggs, Assistant Athletic Director
  • Lori Lund, Director of Guidance


Martinsville High School has many classrooms, a large library-media center called the I.M.C, and a large area dedicated to the performing arts which adjoins the auditorium. An indoor planetarium existed until the 2005-2006 school year. There is a driving range located on school grounds as well.

MHS features a vocational school, a separate but attached building. Vocational classes allow students to learn trades in real world environments. There are classes for welding, woodworking, electricity, and auto repair. Building trades students actually construct a house.

Martinsville High School has several athletic rooms and buildings. Inside the school there is a large main gymnasium, an auxiliary gymnasium, a second floor pool, wrestling room, weight room, and several locker rooms. Outside, the school has a softball, baseball, tennis, soccer, track, and football field. The football field was named Siderwicz Field in honor of retired coach Bill Siderwicz. The football field also contains a separate building for locker rooms and coaching offices.


In the 05-06 school year Martinsville had a graduation rate of 74% [1] In the 06-07 school year Martinsville had 65.5% students pass ISTEP [2]

Martinsville has many academic clubs. The Spell Bowl team is always at the top of their class in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl.[citation needed] The Academic Decathlon team is consistently at the top of their class in the Indiana Academic Decathlon, winning the state championship the last 16 years. They have an active DECA chapter. The school has a broadcast television class that produces news for the school and sports for local cable and has won many awards, one of which was the 2007 TV High School of the Year by IASB [3]. The school's Business Professionals of America (BPA) club participates in state competitions. The school has a class that produces the school newspaper called the Artesian Herald.


Martinsville High School is a member of the Mid-State Conference. They have recently switched from Conference Indiana to Mid-State Conference for location reasons. All schools in Mid-State Conference are located within 25 miles of Martinsville. Most of the schools are also one school communities like Martinsville which will help to establish community rivalries.

Martinsville High School offers many sports for both men and women. They offer for men: Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track, Golf, and Baseball. For women the school offers: Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track, Golf, and Softball. They also offer Wrestling, Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and a variety of musical programs such as The Martinsville Marching Artesians, The Madrigal Singers, and a show choir group called Flashin' Fascination.

Indiana High School Athletic Association State Champions

Year Sport
1924 Boys’ Basketball
1927 Boys’ Basketball
1933 Boys’ Basketball
1991 Girls' Golf
1992 Girls' Golf
1993 Girls' Golf
1995 Girls' Golf
1996 Girls' Golf
1996 Volleyball
1996 Girls' Basketball
1997 Girls' Golf
1997 Girls' Basketball
1998 Girls' Golf
1999 Girls' Golf
2000 Girls' Golf
2005 Softball
2005 Volleyball
2006 Softball
2007 Girls' Golf
2009 Girls' Golf

Indiana Mr. and Miss

Year Individual Sport
1995 Earl Haniford Mr. Football
1996 Israel Thomspon Mr. Football

Notable alumni[edit]

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Alumni websites (external)[edit]