Madison School District

About Madison School District

Madison School District Serves a Pre-K through 12th grade enrollment of approximately 1500 students. Our youngest students, four-year olds, are served by Great Start housed within Madison Elementary School. While our geographic boundaries include portions of the City of Adrian as well as parts of Adrian, Madison, and Palmyra Townships, 49% of our students are enrolled through the Schools of Choice program and are primarily residents of the Adrian School District. Over the past decade, Madison is the only Lenawee County school district to experience an enrollment growth. The Madison School District is comprised of an early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and a high school, all of which are located on the same campus and under one roof.

Madison has a diverse student population. Approximately 12% of our students receive special education services and 74% are eligible for free and reduced lunch. However, all Madison Elementary students receive breakfast and lunch at no cost through a federal grant. Madison students are of varying religion, race, and socio-economic status. It is a point of pride that each and every student receives individualized attention and a rigorous educational program taught by caring teachers. Staff and students join the Madison Family to teach and learn. Madison School District is their school of choice.

The district employs over 105 certified and highly-qualified teachers. A team of approximately 90 support staff, including paraprofessionals, maintenance/custodial, transportation, food service, clerical, and administrative personnel also contribute to the significant student growth and success the district has experienced in recent years.

Madison continues to strategically offer nationally-recognized programs such as Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and Advanced Placement classes. In 2013-14, Madison High School expanded its PLTW offerings and became the fourth school in Michigan to offer the PLTW Biomedical Sciences class. In 2012, interested fourth grade students were invited to join our new orchestra program which has now expanded into the middle school. District taxpayers have long supported our educational needs by providing funding for needed facilities. In August 2013, the new $4.67 million Madison Performing Arts Center opened its doors and provides a state-of-the-art venue for vocal, instrumental, performing, and fine arts as well as various student and community assemblies.

Community Context

Madison School District is located in Madison Charter Township which is within the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Adrian, Michigan. 2,365 households with 1,751 families reside within the township. The population density is 283.7 per square mile. Madison Charter Township is in the southern part of Lenawee County. Lenawee County consists of 749.56 square miles, 30.9 square miles of which is Madison Charter Township.


Students enrolled in Madison School District consist of the following ethnicities/races, included for comparison in parentheses are Lenawee County percentages as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Madison School District’s student population is relatively diverse compared to Lenawee County as a while with 63% (87.5%) white persons, non-Hispanic; 7% (2.8%) African American; 2% (1.85%) persons reporting two or more races; 31% (7.6%) persons of Hispanic or Latino origin. 10% of families living in Adrian speak a language other than English in their home.

Overall Strengths

Madison continues to sustain educational opportunities aligned with the use of technology. A full-time elementary school technology teacher, computer labs, iPads, SMART Boards, and graphing calculators are a few of the resources that enhance student use of technology as a part of their learning experience.

Performing and Fine Arts programming continues to expand while maintaining a standard of excellence with current course offerings. Quality instruction for performing and fine arts is a point of pride. Madison families continue to participate in their children’s educational experience in numerous ways including tracking their child’s academic progress through the Home Access Center (HAC), communicating with teachers via e-mail, phone calls, social media, and face-to-face meetings. The county-wide Blackboard Connect system keeps parents informed with phone calls and text alerts.

Madison is one of eleven Lenawee County public school districts served by the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD). Approximately 18% of eligible Madison High School students attend career and technical educational programs at the LISD TECH Center to further their post-secondary preparation. Pregnant and parenting teens are offered the opportunity to attend the LISD Prep Academy. The K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program, facilitated by the LISD, is housed at Madison. Madison and LISD staff assist students in completing Pre-K through grade 16 educational and career development plans.

Madison students choosing to begin post-secondary coursework as a high school student are able to take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities through Adrian College, Jackson College, and Siena Heights University. In addition, Siena Heights University professors have taught college courses on our campus for interested students.

Overall Challenges

Madison School District has a significant student population that is classified as low socio-economic status (SES). Often families of lower SES have limited access to resources which may prepare students for additional educational opportunities. At times, family priorities focus on daily necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing rather than opportunities that may enhance their child’s education. Despite these challenges, Madison School District continues to exceed expectations, receiving state and national recognition for significant accomplishments related to student growth. Madison staff pride themselves on individualizing instruction, providing personal attention, and sustaining a positive school culture where each and every student has the opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential.


Reading and PCS Paraprofessional

July 2019 - December 2019 Rexburg, ID
“The staff I worked with were incredible. I was able to work with many different students and loved seeing them achieve their "light bulb" moments. ”
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