Märkisches Gymnasium Iserlohn

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Märkisches Gymnasium Iserlohn
School building on the Hemberg
type of school high school
School number 169638
founding 1609

Alexander-Pfänder-Weg 7

place Iserlohn
country North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 23 '22 "  N , 7 ° 42' 4"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 23 '22 "  N , 7 ° 42' 4"  E
carrier City of Iserlohn
student 1113 (as of 2011)
Teachers 70
management Rita Koehler
Website www.mgi-iserlohn.de

The Märkisches Gymnasium Iserlohn ( MGI ) is one of three urban high schools in the area of ​​the city of Iserlohn in the Sauerland , along with the An der Stenner and Letmathe high schools .

The Märkisches Gymnasium is more than 400 years old and is the oldest school in Iserlohn, whose origins lie in the Latin school founded in 1609 . Today the high school is located on the Hemberg and together with the “Realschule am Hemberg” forms the “Hemberg School and Sports Center” of the city of Iserlohn. The Märkisches Gymnasium and the Gymnasium An der Stenner are in a close cooperation. In the upper level, courses are often merged so that more diverse course offers are available.

The Hemberg Museum , which mainly deals with archeology and paleontology, is located in the MGI building .


In 1609 the Iserlohn magistrate and the Evangelical Lutheran parish founded the Iserlohnense Lyceum as a so-called schola sancta . The first building was a stone house next to the Supreme City Church directly on the city wall, which previously housed a Latin school, from which the lower classes were probably taken. In the 18th century, more scientific content ( realities ) was taught before the school was converted into a Latin school in 1793. For a long time, access to the school was reserved for Protestant students only.

In 1817 parts of the lyceum were merged with other schools to form a simultaneous school , which was now taught across all denominations. The school forms partly existed in parallel, so in 1840 the higher citizen school was established . Due to financial problems, the simultaneous school was dissolved again in 1847. In 1863, a new building was built on a plot of land above the gasworks on the Chaussee in Baarbachtal (today the location of the post office) for the new school forms of the 1st order secondary school and the secondary school.

The student body grew steadily in the second half of the 19th century. In 1850 there were about ten students, the school had 148 students in 1869 and 171 in 1871. Over 80% of the students were Protestant, the rest Catholic and Jewish. The catchment area was not only in the (then) urban area of ​​Iserlohn, there were also students from Unna , Wattenscheid and even Danzig . Due to the increasing number of pupils (1906: 361 pupils) a gymnasium was built by 1899 and an extension was built in 1910.

From 1919 there was a Reform Realgymnasium and an Oberrealschule. After the Second World War, the school was expanded again by an extension (1959), and an upper school was established around 1961. The new school on Hemberg followed until 1977. In 2016, the school was awarded the title School without Racism - School with Courage .


View of the building in the anniversary year 2009
"Three Steles"
  • 1609–1617 Johann Wittekind
  • from 1617 Rötger Westhoff, Casper Redecker
  • 1651–1659 Steffen Engelberti
  • 1659–1703 Bernd Quittmann
  • 1703–1718 Thomas Forstmann
  • 1718–1761 Franz Teodor Torck
  • 1762–1765 Andreas Karsch
  • 1765–1785 Johann W. Petersen
  • 1785–1787 Meyer
  • 1787–1793 Johann F. Hülsmann
  • 1793–1839 Friedrich Dahlenkamp
  • 1839–1863 Johann Jacob Kruse (born January 24, 1809 in Süchteln , † July 2, 1873 Iserlohn)
  • 1863–1869 chisel
  • 1869–1895 Hugo Langguth
  • 1895–1921 Hemmo Suhr
  • 1921–1931 Eugen Remus
  • 1931–1954 Max Müller
  • 1954–1959 Günther Hohlwein
  • 1959–1960 Rudolf Tiemann (provisional)
  • 1960–1985 Gustav Muthmann
  • 1985–2002 Franz-Josef Schlotmann
  • 2002–2012 Gerhard Müller-Frerich
  • since 2013: Rita Köhler (2011-2013 provisional)


  • Götz Bettge: Iserlohn Lexicon . Hans-Herbert Mönnig Verlag, Iserlohn 1987, ISBN 3-922885-37-3 .
  • Berkemeier / Bleicher / Muthmann (eds.): Gymnasium Iserlohnense 1609-1984 , Iserlohn 1984.
  • Panzer, Ulrich: From mouth funnel to language laboratory - Iserlohn's higher school for boys through the ages , Iserlohn 1977

Web links

Commons : Märkisches Gymnasium  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Article in Iserlohner Kreisanzeiger from September 5, 2009: 400 years of MGI: From history
  2. Märkisches Gymnasium Iserlohn: Awarding of the title School without Racism - School with Courage , accessed on February 21, 2016
  3. ^ Märkisches Gymnasium Iserlohn on the project page Courage-Schule , accessed on February 21, 2016