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James Martin

Greetings New Town Students and Parents/Guardians:               

Let me start with an introduction of myself, James Martin IV, as your Principal at New Town High School (NTHS) and to thank you all for the warm welcome I have received.  I am equally excited about this opportunity and to serve under the leadership of our Interim Superintendent, Verletta White.  As you may know Ms. White’s authentic collaboration & communication skills have been pivotal in the transformation of teaching and learning in Baltimore County toward 21st century and she has a keen sense of the learner-centered environments that leverage technology to personalize learning.

I am the proud father to an 8 year old son who bears my name.  My educational background and credentials as an educator has been in the role of Assistant Principal over the last 1 ½ years at Milford Mill Academy. Prior to this I was fortunate to serve 7 years at my alma mater, Woodlawn High School, in the capacity of Assistant Principal for 9th and 10th grades and Math Teacher at Woodlawn High, Woodlawn Middle, and Deer Park Middle Schools. Being an Educator has also been the path I wanted to pursue and so I am living out my dream.  My journey on to this path began immediately after graduating from high school to further my education where I went on to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Secondary Mathematics from West Virginia State College and a Master of Science (M.S) in Educational Administration from Morgan State University. To this end, I have about 14 years of professional experience in the Baltimore County Public School System serving students, parents and communities. Additionally, before earning my Administration I and II certification I served as a Team Leader, AVID Co-Coordinator, and Interim Administrator. 

In the 2018-2019 school year, we will continue a strategic instructional approach in all grade levels and courses designed to improve our student’s scores on the SAT with continued support for our students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses. Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) and we as a team will reshape our culture at NTHS to develop our children into respectful and responsible adults that promote a learning and safe environment.

As an Administrator and Leader I will continue to hold myself accountable for keeping our children at the center of every decision with the same expectations from my staff, parents and the community. The work of moving New Town forward cannot be done in isolation or within the schoolhouse. This work has to go beyond the walls of New Town and extend to the community. My staff and I need your support and we all must work together in the best interest of our children’s academics and safety.  
In closing I invite you to partner with me to embrace and exude all of the qualities that support the mission to prepare students for success as productive and marketable citizens, future leaders, and life-long learners at New Town High School.

I am so proud to serve as your Principal, and I look forward to another successful school year. Please feel free to contact me at 443-809-1614 or via email

James Martin IV, Principal



Click on Summer Reading Pathways 2018 to find your summer reading assignment!


Senior portraits and cap and gown photos are taken year-round at the Life Touch Studios. You may contact L
ife Touch at 410-644-7700 to make an appointment.  For additional information, contact Ms. Banister at 443-809-1614.


If you are under the age of 18 and interested in getting a job, you must have a work permit. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation has all the information you need to obtain your work permit. Clicking on the link below is your first step toward summer employment!

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation


Click on the 2017 Maryland Report Card for New Town High School to log onto the report.

Students can buy a yearbook from Ms. Banister or online for $60. Click on the following link for Yearbooks at Jostens to buy your book online. For more information, contact Ms. Banister at 443-809-1614. Buy your yearbook now before they are gone!

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New Town High School opened its doors on Lakeside Boulevard in Owings Mills, MD in 2003. Since that time, New Town has consistently raised the level of academic rigor and increased student achievement. The school has a full-service cafeteria, a state-of-the-art 600-seat auditorium, and modern athletic facilities.

The interior of the school is based on a "main street" design with four academic wings. The academic programs are designed to promote a culture of success for our students. New Town offers 16 Advanced Placement courses, internship and work-study opportunities, a parallel enrollment program in conjunction with CCBC, a locally and nationally recognized Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, a CISCO academy, an Interactive Media Production program, a Freshmen Team, a National Honor Society, and a National Art Honor Society.

New Town's facilities are second to none. The Library Media Center contains 30 computers, over 18,000 volumes, and a comprehensive set of research databases for students to use both at home and in school. In addition to the Media Center, New Town has three computer science and business computer labs, an art computer lab, a music computer lab, three mobile computer labs, and two general use computer labs. This allows our students to integrate the latest in educational technology into their coursework on a daily basis. The school also offers a video production and television studio that allows the announcements (Titan TV) to be broadcast throughout the building each morning.

Student life at New Town is full of spirit. Proms, Spirit Week, pep rallies, and Homecoming are some of our Titans' favorite activities. New Town's celebration of student life and academic achievement culminates in the annual Hall of Fame induction. Students inducted into the Hall of Fame have excelled above and beyond the rest of the senior class. In addition, for those Titans who are looking to get involved, New Town offers 16 interscholastic athletic teams and 13 after-school clubs and activities.

New Town High School continues to set high standards for student achievement and success while promoting a safe and orderly atmosphere of spirit, tradition, cooperation, and creativity.


The mission of New Town High School is to prepare students for success as productive and marketable citizens, future leaders, and life-long learners. We commit to a rigorous 21st century learning environment that is safe and supportive. This will ensure that all students develop their individual potential based on the standards as outlined in Blueprint 2.0.