Martinsville High School (Virginia)

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Martinsville High School
351 Commonwealth Boulevard
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
United States
School type Public, high school
School district Martinsville City Public Schools
Superintendent Pamela V. Heath
Principal Angie Weirneth
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 800 [1] (2014)
Language English
Color(s)           Red and White
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AA Region IV
Piedmont District
Nickname Bulldogs
Rival Bassett High School and Magna Vista High School

Martinsville High School is a public 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 an opportunity to earn their associate degrees (64 college hours) before graduation.[citation needed] Martinsville has recently spent 8 million dollars in construction to build TV studios, 21st century science labs, a mock hospital room, and a remodeled cafeteria. 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.[1] The school also experienced an increase in safety concerns during the 2010–2011 school year.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Virginia Department of Education. "Martinsville High School Standards of Learning Data". Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 36°41′41.4″N 79°51′41.6″W / 36.694833°N 79.861556°W / 36.694833; -79.861556