Our School

Who We Are:

Madison Elementary School is part of the “A” rated Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, where excellence in education is pursued and achieved at all levels. We are a community. Our students feel supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. 

Madison Elementary School Community is dedicated to promoting and maximizing the education of all students.  We accept the challenge to develop the academic skills and lifelong guidelines needed for each student to become a problem solver, an effective communicator, and life-long learner.  We consistently work toward creating a positive learning environment that encourages students to be successful, gain confidence, respect others, and possess the qualities to be productive contributors in our society.

Our staff of compassionate and engaged teachers receive ongoing professional development in everything from the IDOE state standards to utilizing social emotional learning and restorative practices in the classrooms.

We are a 1:1 Technology district, which means that every student at Elsie Rogers, as well as every student in the P-H-M school district, has access to their own Chromebook that they use every day in the classroom (kindergartners use iPads). 

We are the Panthers and our colors are Royal Blue and White.  Our culture is captured in our school motto, which is “Building a Foundation on Which to Grow”. Click here to read an example of Madison students participating in experiential learning!


The original Madison School building was a a two-room facility built at the turn of the century on the current site where our school stands today.  A new building was constructed in 1924 for students in elementary through high school for an enrollment of 350 students. In 1964, the school became part of the Penn-Harris-Madison school district and high school students went to Penn High School. Madison continued as a middle and elementary school until 1968 when Grissom Middle School opened. In 1986, a new elementary school was built which retained the original high school gym.

Grades: K-5

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Madison students will attend Grissom Middle School and Penn High School

Special Facilities/Resources

  • Music room
  • Chromebook carts providing 1:1 Technology for every student
  • Special services area
  • Instructional Material Center
  • Project Activity Room/Art room
  • Twenty-three acre school site
  • Nationally recognized nature trail
  • Soccer and football fields, softball diamonds
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Playground

Academic Competitions

  • Word Masters
  • Science Fair
  • Spell Bowl
  • Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl
  • Knowledge Masters
  • Math Pentathlon
  • Scrabble
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • Panther PM


  • Panther Pack


  • Downhill Ski Trip grades 4/5
  • Intramural 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball
  • PTO Summer Softball with Family Hot Dog roast


  • Book Fair
  • PTO Family Owl Prowl
  • PTO Family Read-In
  • PTO Family Skate
  • PTO Family Swim
  • PTO Jonah Fish Fry
  • Riley Children’s Hospital Bike-a-thon
  • Holiday Food Collection
  • Spring and winter Music Programs
  • Kid’s Crushing Cancer