Marshalltown High School

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Marshalltown Senior High School
1602 S. Second Ave
Marshalltown, (Marshall County), Iowa 50158
 United States
Coordinates 42°01′47″N 92°54′30″W / 42.0297°N 92.9082°W / 42.0297; -92.9082Coordinates: 42°01′47″N 92°54′30″W / 42.0297°N 92.9082°W / 42.0297; -92.9082
Type Public high school
School district Marshalltown Community School District
Superintendent Dr. Marvin L. Wade, Jr.
Principal Jacqueline Wyant
Teaching staff 97
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,451[1] (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio 15.49
Color(s) Blue and Red         
Song Go Bobcats Go! Fight Song
Fight song Go Bobcats, Go! No Matter Who the Foe May Be. Fight, Fight, Fight! Go Bobcats, Go! We’re Out to Win So Be It; On To Victory! Let’s Roll, Bobcats, Roll! And Run The Score Up to the Sky! Red and Blue Will Never Do or Die! Go Bobcats from Marshalltown High!
Athletics conference Central Iowa Metro League
Sports Football, volleyball, girls & boys swimming, girls & boys cross country, girls & boys golf, girls & boys tennis, girls & boys soccer, girls & boys track, wrestling, girls & boys bowling, softball & baseball, marching band, pep band
Mascot Bobby the Bobcat
Nickname Bobcats
Rival Ames High Little Cyclones
Newspaper Pebbles
Yearbook Post Script
Alumni Jeff Clement
Associate Principal Deb Holsapple
Dean of Students Dan Terrones\
Athletic Director Rollie Ackerman

Marshalltown High School (MHS) is located in Marshalltown, Iowa and is home to 1,600 students in grades 9–12.


The first Marshalltown High School was located north of downtown Marshalltown on Grant Street before moving to the present Miller Middle School. In 1965, the present Marshalltown High School building opened and has experienced minor additions including a library, weightroom, auditorium and classroom wings.

The Marshalltown High School athletics facilities include both outdoor and indoor sports accommodations. The outdoor facilities include baseball, football, soccer and softball fields, as well as a track. The indoor facilities include a swimming pool, and a gymnasium, known as the "Roundhouse", which has accommodations for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and track. All areas are served by concessions, restrooms, parking and men's and women's locker rooms.[2]

The Roundhouse was renovated in 2015 to include additional sports lockerrooms and the wooden bleachers were replaced with ADA-approved plastic bleachers. The MHS swimming pool area was also renovated to include windows to be able to view from the hallway and additional pool deck space.

Notable students[edit]

Jean Seberg (1938 – 1979), actress who starred in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples.

Eagle Scout Darwin Judge, 1974 graduate of Marshalltown High School & United States Marine Corps MSG was KIA April 29, 1975 being one of the last two Americans killed in Vietnam.

African American educational innovator Laurence C. Jones graduated in 1903.[3]

Jeff Clement, is a retired MLB player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He formerly played for the Seattle Mariners. He played both 1st base and catcher, however he enjoyed little success at the professional level.[citation needed] [4]

John Hurlburt (1898-1968), NFL player

Coach, Adolph Rupp began his coaching career with the Marshalltown wrestling team, leading them to a state championship during the 1925–26 school year.[5]

Joseph Kosinski, the American television commercial and feature film director, best known for his computer graphics and computer generated imagery work. graduated from Marshalltown High School[6] in 1992. Mr. Kosinski made his big-screen directorial debut with the Disney Digital 3-D science fiction film Tron: Legacy in December 2010.

Ina May Gaskin, the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver is named, graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1958.[7]



  1. ^ "Marshalltown High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau: Tournament Sports Facilities Archived 2010-08-19 at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed on December 5, 2010
  3. ^ Schmidt, D.A. (2002) Iowa Pride. Xulon Press. p. 210.
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  5. ^ Adolph Rupp: Kentucky's Basketball Baron By Russell Rice ISBN 0915611988/
  6. ^ Barnes, Brooks (December 3, 2010). "Cyberspace Gamble". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. p. AR1. Retrieved December 6, 2010. Raised in Marshalltown, Iowa — population 26,000 — he [Kosinski] is quiet, polite and interested in other people’s opinions in a way that is rare in moviedom’s major leagues. 
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