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. P-H-M serves more than 11,100 students in its 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and Penn High School. Based on Spring 2021 ILEARN results, P-H-M is in the state’s Top 6% among public school districts, Top 3% of all public school corporations passing ELA and Top 7% of all public school corporations passing Math.
For the 2021 ILEARN Madison was #1 in Indiana for 3rd Grade (public) passing ELA.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana received a waiver from calculating Federal Accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Indiana has requested a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year as well.
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.