6075 High Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
Centerton Elementary School was built in 1955 with additions in 1964, 1972, and 1995. It currently houses approximately 250 Kindergarten through fifth grade students and 38 staff members. The 39,100-square-foot building is constructed of brick and veneer. Located on the north side of the building are several acres of grassy area, playground equipment, a nature center, soccer field, two baseball/kickball diamonds, and a paved area with a basketball court.
The school has a history that spans more than a century and a half, and the current building is the fourth incarnation of Centerton Elementary School. The first school house in Centerton was built in the early 1850s, followed by a second building in 1883, which was destroyed by fire, and a third, which also burned down. The present school held its first classes on August 31, 1956, and was built at a cost of almost $265,000. The school is a one-story building with two main hallways. The primary hallway houses Kindergarten through third grade, and the secondary hallway houses grades four and five. There are two sessions of Kindergarten (morning and afternoon), three sections of first grade, and two sections of grades two through five. The gym houses the YMCA before and after school daycare. The multi-purpose room serves as a gym and auditorium. A computer lab is available to students and has 30 computers that are Internet accessible. Each classroom has at least three computers.
The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville provides the community's educational services and is the largest employer in Martinsville. It consists of one high school, two middle schools, one off-campus high school, eight elementary schools, preschool-developmental services, and the North Family Services Center.
-- Centerton has received the National Blue Ribbon Award and the Indiana Four Star school award.
-- Monthly energy updates are sent to the Assistant Superintendent of Business.
-- Reports sent to Principal detailing the results of facility inspections.
-- Newspaper coverage for all awards and accomplishments.
"Centerton Elementary is thrilled to be the winner of the energy conservation award. Our staff and students make it a priority to turn off lights not in use, unplug items we seldom use, and close doors to maintain energy in our building. We are extremely proud of the award."
-- Debbie Lipps, Principal, Centerton Elementary
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Metropolitan School District of Martinsville or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
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Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 39119 sf
Year Constructed: 1956
Contract Type: None
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