Metropolitan School District of Martinsville

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Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
460 South Main St.
Martinsville, Indiana


United States
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. Michele Moore
Students and staff
Students 5,028 [1]
Teachers 337 [2]
Other information
Website MSD of Martinsville

The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville is a school district in Morgan County, Indiana, United States. It consists of one community school, one high school, two middle schools, and eight elementary schools.

List of schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Brooklyn Elementary
  • Centerton Elementary
  • Central Elementary
  • Charles L. Smith Elementary
  • Green Township Elementary
  • Poston Road Elementary
  • Paragon Elementary
  • South Elementary

Middle schools[edit]

The following middle schools serve grades 6-8:[3]

  • Martinsville John R. Wooden Middle School - grades 7-8
  • Martinsville Ronald E. Bell Middle School - grade 6

High school[edit]

Community school[edit]

  • Hammons Off-Campus School

Student performance[edit]

On average, M.S.D. general education students pass Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus at the rate of 83% in English/Language Arts, 87% in mathematics, and 95+% in daily average attendance.[4]

2011 shooting[edit]

On March 25, 2011, a shooting occurred at Martinsville West Middle School. Michael Phelps, a 15-year-old suspended student, shot 15-year-old Chance Jackson twice in the abdomen with a 9mm handgun at the entrance of the school.[5] Jackson suffered from serious injuries and underwent surgery. Phelps was convicted of attempted murder in August 2011, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 5 years of probation.[5][6] He will be eligible for parole in 2026.[7]


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  3. ^ "Metropolitan School District of Martinsville". Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Metropolitan School District of Martinsville - Fast Facts". Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ a b Keating, Caitlin (March 25, 2011). "15-year-old student shoots classmate at school". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Callahan, Rick (August 12, 2011). "Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tiernon, Anne Marie (January 31, 2013). "Jackson still lives in fear after Martinsville school shooting". WTHR. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 

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