Martinsville High School (Virginia)
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|Martinsville High School|
|351 Commonwealth Boulevard
Martinsville, Virginia, 24112
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Martinsville City Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Pamela V. Heath|
|Enrollment||666  (2011)|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
AA Region IV
|Rival||Bassett High School and Magna Vista High School|
Martinsville High School is a public secondary school located in Martinsville, Virginia, and is the only high school in the Martinsville public school system. It offers such programs as the International Baccalaureate, Piedmont Regional Governor’s School, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment classes. During the 2006-2007 school year, a new joint program, with the assistance of Patrick Henry Community College, allowed a select group of juniors and seniors and opportunity to earn their Associate's Degrees (64 college hours) before graduation.
Martinsville offers a comprehensive athletic program and participates in the Virginia High School League's interscholastic sports, competing in the AA Piedmont District. Academically, the school performed below the state average during the 2010-2011 school year, failing to satisfy its Adequate Yearly Progress requirement and recording failure rates in the Virginia Standards of Learning of 22% in mathematics, 20% in both writing and science, and 32% in history. The school also experienced an increase in safety concerns during the 2010-2011 school year.
- Lou Whitaker - Former professional Second Baseman for Detroit Tigers
- Shawn Moore - Former professional Quarterback, 1990 Heisman Trophy finalist
- Brian Murphy - "All-Around Great Guy" (1997-2003, 2008, 2013)
- Jesse Penn - Former professional Linebacker
- Sonny Wade - Three-time Grey Cup Most Valuable Player. Inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
- Virginia Department of Education. "Martinsville High School Standards of Learning Data". Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
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