As a family oriented community, Martinsville exhibits its pride of quality education. From the Lincoln School Museum to the new, state-of-the-art, High School the Martinsville Community strives to offer outstanding educational opportunities to its residents.
Our new high school was opened in the 2011-2012 school year. With the new technology grant, the school was able to purchase:
- Smart boards
- Laptops for each student
- Clickers for each student
Students use the clickers to answer questions which enable the teacher to know if the individual students are comprehending the lesson.
With the new 50 KW Wind turbine it will:
- Generate approximately 10% of the school’s power
- Be used as a science learning tool
A percentage of our power will be purchased from renewable sources. The storm water system includes:
- Two retention ponds, seeded with wetland grasses
- Water efficient fixtures with hot water on demand
Accomplishments of the School District
Secured federal competitive physical education grant for:
Elementary PE equipment
Students set personal fitness goals an begin monitoring their own fitness levels
Industrial Arts students built the fitness center to house all of the equipment
District has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) every year.
Instituted a district-wide Response to Intervention (RtI) program to provide remediation to students falling behind and academic challenges to advanced students.
Implemented PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) district wide Martinsville Elementary received statewide recognition for their PBIS program in 2009, and the PBIS Network recommended to state and federal legislators that they visit our school as a demo site for PBIS.
Martinsville currently has 4 ongoing university research projects studying our schools because of their success.
Martinsville shares teachers with Marshall and Chrisman to offer more services and cut costs. We also cooperate with Marshall on some bus services.
A member of the ROE11 Professional Development Consortium – leveraged our money to provide all our teachers with regular opportunities for high quality training.
Martinsville Elementary School
410 E. Kendall St.- P.O. Box 396, Martinsville, IL 62442
Martinsville Junior / Senior High School
300 W. Cumberland St.- P.O. Box K, Martinsville, IL 62442
Also, within one hour drive, residents of Martinsville have easy access to four universities – Eastern Illinois University, Indiana State University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and St. Mary of the Woods College – and four community colleges – Lake Land College, Lincoln Trail College, Harrison College and Ivy Tech Community College.