Martinsville High School (Indiana)

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Martinsville High School
1360 East Gray Street
Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana 46151
United States
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
Type Public high school
School district Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
Superintendent Michele Moore
Principal Nick Sears
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,560[1] (2014-2015)
Campus type Urban
Athletics conference Mid-State
Mascot The Artesians
Accreditation Indiana Department of Education

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Feeder schools John R. Wooden Middle School

Martinsville High School is the only high school located in Martinsville, Indiana. It is part of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville. Students from John R. Wooden Middle School transfer to Martinsville High School after the end of the 8th grade school year.


The Martinsville Administration as of the 2016–17 school year.

  • Dr. Nick Sears, Principal
  • Jesse Burgess, Assistant Principal
  • Kip Staggs, Athletic Director
  • Lori Lund, Director of Guidance
  • Ryan Wagner, Dean
  • Megan Warren, Head Counselor


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. 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.

Beginning March 22, 2017, MHS underwent a change in appearance. The principal, Dr. Nick Sears, authorized the change, and now the high school will have a beige-colored siding with a blue stripe instead of the solid white siding previously known to Martinsville's residents


In the '05–06 school year Martinsville had a graduation rate of 74%[2] In the '06–07 school year Martinsville had 65.5% students pass ISTEP[3]

Martinsville has many academic clubs. 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.[4] 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.

At the beginning of the 2016–17 school year MHS implemented a 1:1 digital education program through the use of chromebooks and to head this program up an elite team of students, known as Artie Intel was formed. MHS is an official GAFE (Google Apps For Education) school, and is a digital citizenship certified school through common sense media.


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'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.

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 MHS Symphonic string orchestra, the Madrigal Singers, and a show choir group called Flashin' Fascination. As well as a variety of theater production groups such as MHS Drama Club and a thespian troop.

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 Thompson Mr. Football
2006 Jessica Breeden Miss Softball

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Martinsville High School". Retrieved September 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  5. ^ "John Wooden's website". Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Basketball Reference - Jerry Sichting". Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Basketball Reference - George Pearcy". Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Basketball Reference - Henry Pearcy". Retrieved 21 March 2016. 

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