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About This School

Martinsville Middle School is a public middle school in Martinsville. The principal of Martinsville Middle School is Ms. Cynthia Tarpley. 511 children attend Martinsville Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 511 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Martinsville Middle School is 19:1. Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 60%
Hispanic 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 65%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a very poor school and would not ever let my child go to this school ever again!their are poor teaching habiats and test scores are the lowest in the state of va.My childs grades have went down from a's to d's!this is your warning to all parents this school system is not good for sucess of your chid!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that Martinsville Middle School was a great middle school for me. We moved from Detroit to Martinsville when I entered the eighth grade and I was lagging behind in all of my classes. I told my mom everything that I was learning was new for me so I didn't understand it. But the teachers helped me so very much and at the end of my eighth grade year I achieved the presidential educational improvement award. I was pleased about the caring of the teachers for every individual child.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed in the quality of education at this school. The school focuses unsuccessfully on bringing remedial students to a passing level of state exams. Passing/advanced students are not allowed to move ahead at a more rapid pace sacrificing the education of the majority of students. Tracking students is no longer allowed and advanced students are forced to repeat remedial work because they are not provided resources to move forward. Excellence is viewed as elitist and extracurricular educational activities are not supported by the school although sports teams are. Advanced students spend their time helping slower students rather than advancing their own education. All children are forced to spend classes practicing test taking skills even if they have perfect scores on the state tests. This results in many children having no music art or language classes. We would leave if there were any affordable school option in the city.

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