Martin High School (Arlington, Texas)

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James Martin High School
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Address
4501 West Pleasant Ridge Road
Arlington, Texas 76016
United States
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Information
Type Public
Established 1982
Principal Marlene Roddy
Teaching staff 195.74 (FTE)
Enrollment 3,298 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 16.85
Color(s) Black, Red and Silver
            
Nickname Warriors
Rival Arlington High School
Website
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James Martin High School is a secondary school serving grades 9 through 12 in Arlington, Texas, and is part of the Arlington Independent School District. The mascot of the school is the Warrior, and the school colors are black, red, and silver.

History

Martin opened in 1982. As a result, the old Bowie High School closed in 1983.[2] Cathy Brown of The Dallas Morning News said that Sam Houston High School and Lamar High School were "relatively unaffected" by the opening of Martin, located in southwest Arlington.[3] Brown explained that the attendance zone of Arlington High School lost many newly constructed houses for affluent people. After Martin's opening and by 1998, the school consistently won the all-sports award.[3]

The school is named after former Superintendent James W. Martin. The name of the school was deemed controversial by some because it broke the trend of naming new AISD high schools after Texas heroes (the latest high school, Seguin High School, renewed the trend).[citation needed]

In 1997, the school underwent a massive renovation and overhaul, adding two new wings, one doubling the size of the east wing and one surrounding the entire southern and western side of the school, making a new auditorium replacing the old one, adding a newer and current main entrance along with a new office and several computer labs, doubling the size of the library, and a new wing to the northern one adding two new gymnasiums in addition to the two existing ones, along with a larger weight room and locker rooms. The cafeteria was expanded and a second courtyard was made.[citation needed]

It is rated by Texas Education Agency as an exemplary campus, since the 1997-1998 school year, the school has received an exemplary rating based on data from the TAAS testing and PIEMS report. During the 2002-2003 school year, Martin gained an acceptable rating from the preliminary testing of the TAKS test.

Demographics

The demographic breakdown of the 3,298 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:

  • Male - 52.1%
  • Female - 47.9%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.5%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 6.8%
  • Black - 13.4%
  • Hispanic - 16.8%
  • White - 59.9%
  • Multiracial - 2.6%

24.9% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

City Rivalry

The Battle of South Arlington
Arlington James Martin High (of Southwest Arlington) and Arlington James Bowie High (of Southeast Arlington)
Cravens Showdown
Arlington Martin High and Arlington Lamar High

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities are largely participated in by the student body with nearly 75% of the students participating in at least one.

Academic extracurriculars

Martin competes in Academic Decathlon and fills out teams in nearly all of the UIL academic activities.

Athletics

Martin has strong athletic traditions in volleyball (1996 and 2005 state champions), baseball (1993 state champions), wrestling (2004 state champions) and cheerleading (multiple national championships in the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman divisions). The Warriors compete in the following sports:[4]

Key club

The Key Club at Martin, with 677 members as of April 30, 2006, is the largest local chapter in the world.[5]

Fine arts

The Department of Fine Arts at Martin High School includes Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theatre, Speech, and Visual Arts departments.

  • In 2009, The Martin Fine Arts department was the 1st place winner in the Grammy in the Schools nationwide competition, giving them a $10,000 grant to the Music Department, and naming the Martin High School Fine Arts department the #1 Fine Arts high school in the contest.[6][7]

Notable alumni

References

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