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Avg. test scores 64%
High school dipl. 12%
Bachelors degree 86%

Madison school information

IndexMadisonWisconsinNational
Average Test Scores36%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools561,86979,221
Total private schools2387224,874
Total post-secondary schools141147,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Madison are 26% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 56 public schools in Madison
  • 93.6% of people in Madison have completed 8th grade
  • 93.1% of people in Madison have completed high school
  • 56.3% of people in Madison have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Madison, WI Schools

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      Education level achieved in Madison

      IndexMadisonWisconsinNational
      Completed 8th grade93.6%89.0%84.3%
      Completed high school93.1%87.8%83.0%
      Completed some college80.7%59.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree64.6%38.7%38.5%
      Completed bachelors56.3%28.4%30.3%
      Completed masters24.5%9.6%11.5%
      Completed professional degree9.2%2.7%3.3%
      Completed doctorate5.1%1.1%1.3%

      Madison, WI School Districts

      • Madison Metropolitan School District

      There are a total of 56 public schools, 23 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools in Madison. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Madison, WI schools is 36%. The average student to teacher ratio is 11:1. In Madison, WI, an average of 93.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 93.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Shorewood Hills, WI1,99682%67%
      Cross Plains, WI3,91474%49%
      Waunakee, WI13,09273%48%
      Middleton, WI18,70768%38%
      Cottage Grove, WI6,72967%37%
      Madison, WI246,03436%26%

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      Madison, WI246,03436%26%
      Source: The Madison, WI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.