About Martin

Martin's Mission Statement:

The mission of Glenn Martin Elementary School is to create an environment where each student is able to reach his or her highest potential in reference to state and national standards.

Martin's Beliefs:

We believe faculty, staff, parents, students, and community members share the responsibility of decision making for meeting the school's mission.

  • Faculty, staff, parents, students and the community will foster and show respect through positive relationships with others in all facets of school life, in accordance with school policies.
  • Through quality instruction and different teaching approaches, all students can learn and succeed.
  • Providing opportunities that will enable students to construct skills of responsibility and decision-making.
  • Creating a learning environment that illustrates the importance of life-long learning.
  • All teachers have the right to teach, and all students have the right to learn.
  • Instruction teachers provide should be guided by, and frequently include formative and summative assessments.


In 1975, the Cumberland County Board of Education and the County Court decided to build a Junior High School that included grades 7-9. The new junior high was named for a leading county educator, Glenn Martin, who was serving on the school board at that time. The partially completed Martin Junior high opened in the fall of 1977. In 1994, the school board decided to make Martin a K-8 school effective for the 1994-1995 school year and by 1996 Martin was a complete K-8 school. In the fall of 2005, a PreK class was added. Presently, Glenn Martin Elementary is a PreK - 8th grade school servicing approximately 750 students.