Madison students reading library books

Academic Programs

The foundation for each student begins with a focus and instruction of the Indiana State standards and benchmarks.  Teachers utilize the adopted textbooks and incorporate other instructional tools to reach all students.  An emphasis in reading instruction and literacy programs is an essential component of the Madison students’ educational path.  Primary students adhere to the balanced literacy framework model and participate in Guided Reading instruction throughout the week.

Students in the intermediate grades utilize novel studies and meet students’ learning needs through the use of specialized grouping strategies through the assistance of aides and parent volunteers.  Differentiated instruction is emphasized and meeting the specific learning needs of our students is stressed in order to meet our continuous improvement goals.  Students with remedial academic needs have after school study table and Classwork tutorial opportunities twice a year.

The Panther P.M. Program provides after school enrichment opportunities to our students throughout the year.  The Focused Instruction Program allows students the opportunity for enrichment or remediation as needed as well as a focused time to address specific grade level skills.  Teachers utilize the data with NWEA and ISTEP information in order to make decisions that guide student learning.  Our vision of Building a Foundation on Which to Grow is achieved through the teamwork of our students, staff and families.

How We Rate:

“A” rated School District
Madison is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools. P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011.

The IDOE’S Graduates Prepared to Succeed Dashboard provides student-focused data to empower Indiana’s educators & families with information on how we are preparing our students for college and career success. Click here to view Madison’s Student Performance Report.

LEA Annual Report Cards:

Beginning with 2017-2018 data, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I assistance to prepare and disseminate an annual LEA report card. An LEA report card must be concise and presented in an understandable and uniform format for parents.

For State Accountability purposes, the State Board has placed all schools into the “No Grade” category for the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, a state report card for 2022-2023 is not available.

Madison’s Federal Rating from the 2018-2019 school year was Meets Expectations.

Honors and Achievements:

Madison earned a Four Star ranking in the Indiana School Incentive Program in 1990, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016. Madison’s Outdoor Education Lab was recognized as a national finalist in the “Take Pride in America” award program in 1987.