Marietta High School's rich heritage stretches back more than a century and, since its establishment in 1892, has been open at six different locations on Kennesaw Avenue, Waterman Street, Lemon Street, Winn Street, Haynes Street, and now, Whitlock Avenue. The current school's hallways are named after those streets.
Following that "main street" concept, the school design places the theater, gymnasium and administrative offices at the front, while classroom wings are divided according to academic focus: the ninth grade's "school within a school," career tech, math and science, and the humanities.
Marietta High boasts a diverse population among its nearly 2,000 students. Flags from 42 countries fly within the school.
In 2010, Marietta High School earned a bronze medal from U.S. News & World Report and School Evaluation Services, a rare distinction among 21,786 public high schools examined in the magazine's annual report.
Leigh Colburn serves as principal for this Marietta City school.
- Fax: 770-429-3151
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1892
- Number of students: 1,975
- Public/Private: Public
- Parking: Free lot
- Grade levels: Ninth through twelve grade
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: Marietta High offers an extensive selection of both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate. More than 30 courses are available to qualifying students.
- Extracurricular activities available: Air Force JROTC, Chorus, Band, Dance and Pitchfork
- Student clubs: Art Club, Beta Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Language Clubs and Honor Societies, Interact Club, Key Club, SkillsUSA Clubs, Step Team,
- Sports teams: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling