Martin High School (Arlington, Texas)
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James Martin High School (Martin) is a secondary school serving grades 9 through 12 in Arlington, Texas, United States. It is part of the Arlington Independent School District. The school's mascot is the Warrior, and its colors are black, red, and silver.
|James Martin High School|
4501 West Pleasant Ridge Road
|School district||Arlington Independent School District|
|Teaching staff||206.53 (FTE)|
|Number of students||3,451 (2017-18)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.71|
|Color(s)||Black, red and silver|
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Martin opened in 1982. As a result, the old Bowie High School closed in 1983. 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. Brown explained that the attendance zone of Arlington High School lost many newly constructed houses for affluent people.
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.
Martin competes in Academic Decathlon and fills out teams in nearly all of the UIL academic activities.
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.
Martin’s Chorale choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 14, 2006 for the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival. The performance included the world premieres of Introit and Epilogue by Mack Wilberg. Martin’s Chorale, Wind Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 21, 2016 with Distinguished Concerts International New York.
- Matt Blank, Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher
- Elizabeth Bruenig, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing 2019 nominee
- Myles Garrett, NFL football player
- Ben Grieve, Major League Baseball outfielder
- Nathan Karns, MLB pitcher
- Kirstin Maldonado, mezzo-soprano of a cappella group Pentatonix
- Randi Miller, Olympic women's wrestling
- Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes
- Chris Odom, football player
- Stacey Oristano, actress
- Tim Rushlow, country musician
- Boone Stutz, NFL football player
- Lane Taylor, NFL offensive lineman
- Todd Van Poppel, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Emily Warfield, actress
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