The Mission: "Together we challenge and inspire our children through rich experiences, empowering them to achieve success while making positive contributions to our world."

The Vision: The vision of Martinsville High School is to provide for all students a safe and challenging educational environment which fosters the acquisition and development of:

  • reading, writing, math, listening, and speaking skills.
  • a broad base of knowledge.
  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • adaptability to ever-changing environments.
  • strong character and healthy lifestyles.
  • respect for others in an increasingly diverse society.

Belief Statements

We believe that our students can and should We believe that our faculty can and should
-maintain high expectations of themselves and positive attitudes toward the learning process. -maintain high expectations of the students and positive attitudes toward the learning process.
-produce favorable results through organization, discipline, and work ethic. -foster favorable results through meaningful student work.
-make connections between the classroom and life. -help students see connections between the classroom and life.
-communicate with everyone involved in their education. -communicate with everyone involved in the educational process.
-be good citizens of the school and society at large. -model and encourage good citizenship at school and in society.

We believe that parents can and should share these high expectations of their children.

Explanation of Belief Statements

We believe that

-our students can and should maintain high expectations of themselves and positive attitudes toward the learning process. We mean they take ownership of their learning, pay attention in class, are curious, ask questions, participate, challenge themselves and take initiative.

-our faculty can and should maintain high expectations of the students and positive attitudes toward the learning process. We mean they display a passion for education by being enthusiastic, caring, positive, approachable, challenge students to explore new areas and to excel in areas of personal interests and abilities.

-our students can and should produce favorable results through organization, discipline, and work ethic . We mean they are task-oriented, work diligently, complete all assignments, strive for perfect attendance, study for tests and quizzes outside the classroom, arrive in class prepared to learn and to work, have a four-year plan and review it regularly and assess their academic and personal development.

-our faculty can and should foster favorable results through meaningful student work. We mean they create relevant, useful, and motivating activities, observe school corporation guidelines and state standards, facilitate learning by using diverse methods of instruction, evaluate their own performance and that of their students and maintain accurate records.

-our students can and should make connections between the classroom and life. We mean they understand the importance of learning, recognize the future implications of present choices, bring general “life” knowledge to the classroom and apply classroom lessons to life.

-our faculty can and should help students see connections between the classroom and life. We mean they prepare students to be lifelong learners, counsel students concerning career and educational goals, keep abreast of current subject matter and technological innovations and develop content relevant to the students’ present and future lives.

-our students can and should communicate with everyone involved in their education. We mean they keep parents informed of their school lives, ask for additional instruction when necessary and seek guidance from administrators, counselors or other faculty members as needed.

-our faculty can and should communicate with everyone involved in the educational process. We mean they maintain open communication with stakeholders and employ a team approach to resolve school issues.

-our students can and should be good citizens of the school and society at large. We mean they respect staff, fellow students and themselves, develop an awareness of community and become productive citizens, recognize and respect cultural, social, and economic diversity, follow school policies regarding attendance, school safety, and conduct, develop strong character and ethical behavior, learn to adapt to change and develop self control and healthy lifestyles.

-our faculty can and should model and encourage good citizenship at school and in society. We mean they maintain a safe and productive learning environment, exhibit respect for others, recognize cultural, social and economic diversity and display professionalism.