About Us

Superintendent's Message

Welcome, Eric Bowlen!

The MSD of Martinsville proudly announces the Board of Trustees’ selection of Eric Bowlen as Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, effective July 1, 2022.  After serving as Bell East Middle School Principal and John R. Wooden Middle School Principal for 15 years, Bowlen moved to Martinsville High School as Principal for the 2021-2022 school year.

Don Lipps, Martinsville School Board President, said, “Martinsville has a small town atmosphere with a big school presence in the State of Indiana and a history painted with generations of success.  Eric Bowlen has been a large part of our district’s achievements for the past 20 years, and we feel he has all of the qualities necessary to bring great accomplishment to Martinsville.  Eric and Lori Bowlen’s children, Timothy and Anna, graduated from Martinsville High School, Lori teaches at Bell Intermediate Academy, and Eric has been embedded in our community in so many ways.  We welcome him as Superintendent of Martinsville Schools.”

With staff and community members celebrating the selection, Eric Bowlen said, “I believe in a collegial culture that builds teamwork, instills a belief in the growth mind-set and promotes a common vision.  I am honored to be selected to work with the Martinsville School Board to continue our pursuit of excellence for the students and staff in Martinsville schools.  I strongly feel that working together with the School Board and community we can continue to demonstrate that Martinsville is a great place to live, grow, and learn.”


Brooklyn STEM Academy

K - 4th Grade

Certified as an Indiana Department of Education STEM school, Brooklyn STEM Academy students and staff believe in being positive, working hard, and learning in an environment that is rich in science, technology, engineering, and math so everyone is prepared to meet the challenges of the world around them!

Centerton Elementary

K - 4th Grade

Centerton Elementary, home of the Firecrackers, fosters student success while encouraging a family atmosphere. Centerton strives for students to excel socially and academically, also allowing students to explore their individual interests.

Poston Road Elementary

K - 4th Grade

The dual language program at Poston Road promotes language acquisition, literacy development, and academic learning in two languages. The program provides students the opportunity to become college/career ready and able to compete in a globablly-minded world.

Charles L. Smith Fine Arts Academy

K - 4th Grade

Our learning experiences are rich and meaningful and enhanced through the integration of our curriculum with dance, drama, music, and visual arts. 

Green Township Elementary

K - 4th Grade

Green  Township Elementary is dedicated to preparing students to become their personal best. By using Ag in the classroom, students learn to create real-world solutions. 


K - 4th Grade

Our project-based curriculum is a dynamic classroom approach that encourages students to actively participate in real-world experiences and challenging hands-on lessons.

South Elementary School of Communications

K - 4th Grade

South Elementary School of Communications is a learning and nurturing culture that provides students with the skills necessary to be active, productive, and responsible citizens while empowering students through communication projects.

Ron K. Bell Intermediate Academy

5 - 6th Grade

John R. Wooden Middle School

7 - 8th Grade

Martinsville High School

9 - 12th Grade

Hammons Alternative School

Alternative / Night School

Title 1 Preschool

Pre-K / Preschool

Special Education PreSchool

Pre-K / Preschool

STEM Sprouts Academy Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-K / Preschool

Our Mission at the MSD of Martinsville!

We work together, we challenge and inspire our children through rich experiences, empowering them to achieve success while making positive contributions to our world.

Our Vision

We provide for all students a safe and challenging educational environment which fosters the acquisition and development of:

Our Beliefs for Students

We believe that our students can and should:

Our Beliefs for Faculty

We believe that our faculty can and should:

Belief Statement Explanations

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Our district continues to AMP up our educational experience …and fun…to meet the changing needs of our students! To enroll at the MSD of Martinsville

Our Achievements

We continue to evolve and expand our academic programs to meet the changing needs of ALL our students and to prepare them for 21st-century professions. We invite you to view some of our recent achievements!

We love our teachers and staff! Last year, through a partnership with Activate Healthcare, we opened a medical clinic near Wooden Middle for our MSD team. We also offer a Wellness Gym – a free workout space for all employees (and retirees), discounted daycare through Artesians Childcare, a two-year mentoring program for new teachers, and recently changed our dress code to include sneakers. We encourage our teachers and staff to wear sneakers for comfort and health benefits. Questions, please visit our Staff page.

For our distinguished group of retired teachers and staff of the MSD of Martinsville, we offer a free Wellness Gym and our Gold Retirement Card which allows complimentary admittance to any MSD of Martinsville event. Question about the Wellness Gym, please visit our Staff page.

To our valued community, we offer our Artesian Gold Card to all persons 62 and over who live in the MSD of Martinsville. We care about all our Artesians and invite our community to request the Gold Card. The card gives complimentary admittance to any school-sponsored, home event at Bell, Wooden, and Martinsville High School including athletics, music, choir, and plays. To learn more about our Artesian Gold Card, please visit our community page.