About Us


I am very proud to have been chosen as the new leader at John R. Wooden Middle School (JRW). I have served many different roles with the MSD of Martinsville but I have enjoyed the middle school experience the most.

Wooden has a great faculty and culture to offer the community of Martinsville. I am truly honored to work with our students and parents in providing a culture that promotes all students the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals.

JRW has many opportunities for students to grow and excel. Wooden offers intramurals, clubs, extracurricular sports, choir, band, orchestra and other activities. Our hope is that every student can find an area of interest to help enhance their experience at JRW.

Wooden has developed a reputation of an excellent place to work and learn. All students dream big and pursue their goals through our dedicated teachers in the classrooms. Our teachers have always had a growth mindset when working with students and developing interactive lessons for the classroom.

In closing, I want the community and parents to be able to take an active role in our programs and culture at Wooden. Please reach out to us if you would like to be a part of parent council, club activities or extracurricular activities.

If you have any questions regarding your student or activities at Wooden, please don’t hesitate to call. Thank you all for this opportunity.

Sincerely,                                                  Fred Kutruff



Located at 109 East Garfield Ave, Martinsville, IN, 46151
Telephone (765) 342-6628 Fax (765) 349-5232


Named after distinguished UCLA Coach and MSD of Martinsville alum, John Wooden, our school incorporates Wooden’s Pyramid of Success as a guide for our students. We are committed to teaching students through challenging curriculum that encourages inspiration, collaboration, and engagement (ICE).


  • Value each student.
  • Develop the individual talents and skills of each student which she/he will use throughout their lifetime.
  • Foster critical and independent thinking.
  • Instill in each student Wooden’s principles and our core values including striving to be kind, courteous, and respectful at all times.  Our goal is to develop a positive attitude and quality of character in our students so they can be of service to others.
  • Initiate creativity which will promote an openness to lifelong learning and problem-solving.