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75%
  • Van Hise Elementary
  • 4747 Waukesha St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 414
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
71%
  • Hamilton Middle School
  • 4801 Waukesha St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 851
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
66%
  • Randall Elementary
  • 1802 Regent St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 389
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
62%
  • Memorial High
  • 201 S Gammon Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,922
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
61%
  • West High
  • 30 Ash St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,062
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
60%
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary
  • 3502 Maple Grove Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 706
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
58%
  • Stephens Elementary
  • 120 S Rosa Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 564
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
56%
  • Thoreau Elementary
  • 3870 Nakoma Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 462
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
55%
  • Marquette Elementary
  • 1501 Jenifer St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 220
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
52%
  • Muir Elementary
  • 6602 Inner Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 456
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
52%
  • Elvehjem Elementary
  • 5106 Academy Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 509
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
51%
  • O'keeffe Middle School
  • 510 S Thornton Ave, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 467
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
50%
  • Lowell Elementary
  • 401 Maple Ave, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 379
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
46%
  • Spring Harbor Middle School
  • 1110 Spring Harbor Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 259
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
42%
  • Olson Elementary
  • 801 Redan Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 476
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
42%
  • Emerson Elementary
  • 2421 E Johnson St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 425
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
40%
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • 101 S Gammon Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 541
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
38%
  • Whitehorse Middle School
  • 218 Schenk St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
37%
  • East High
  • 2222 E Washington Ave, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,592
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
37%
  • Huegel Elementary
  • 2601 Prairie Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 481
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
37%
  • Crestwood Elementary
  • 5930 Old Sauk Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 391
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
37%
  • Orchard Ridge Elementary
  • 5602 Russett Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 377
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
37%
  • Kennedy Elementary
  • 221 Meadowlark Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 546
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
34%
  • Toki Middle School
  • 5606 Russett Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 544
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
33%
  • Lafollette High
  • 702 Pflaum Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,455
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
33%
  • Cherokee Heights Middle School
  • 4301 Cherokee Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 470
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
32%
  • Gompers Elementary
  • 1502 Wyoming Way, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 288
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
30%
  • Sennett Middle School
  • 502 Pflaum Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 622
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
30%
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • 909 Sequoia Trl, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 403
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
29%
  • Schenk Elementary
  • 230 Schenk St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 423
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
28%
  • Black Hawk Middle School
  • 1402 Wyoming Way, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 380
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
27%
  • Badger Rock Middle School
  • 545 W Dayton St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 84
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
27%
  • Sandburg Elementary
  • 4114 Donald Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 434
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
27%
  • Lake View Elementary
  • 1802 Tennyson Ln, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 278
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
26%
  • Sherman Middle School
  • 1610 Ruskin St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 420
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
25%
  • Glendale Elementary
  • 1201 Tompkins Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 468
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
25%
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • 3344 Concord Ave, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 385
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
22%
  • Shabazz-city High
  • 1601 N Sherman Ave, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 109
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
22%
  • Lindbergh Elementary
  • 4500 Kennedy Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 233
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
22%
  • Falk Elementary
  • 6323 Woodington Way, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 339
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
22%
  • James Wright Middle School
  • 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 255
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
20%
  • Mendota Elementary
  • 4002 School Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 320
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
20%
  • Leopold Elementary
  • 2602 Post Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 676
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
20%
  • Allis Elementary
  • 4201 Buckeye Rd, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 573
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
5%
  • Innovative & Alternative High
  • 1045 E Dayton St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 301
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
0%
  • Innovative & Alternative Middle School
  • 1045 E Dayton St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 13
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
0%
  • Metro School
  • 545 W Dayton St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: 4 - 12 · Students: 21
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Central Wisconsin Center
  • 317 Knutson Dr, Madison
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 8
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • 4k Pk Off Site
  • 545 W Dayton St, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 881
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Midvale Elementary
  • 502 Caromar Dr, Madison
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Grades: PK - 2 · Students: 473
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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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
The Madison, WI educational system consists of 56 public schools, 23 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Madison public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 22% lower than than the Wisconsin average and 26% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Madison public schools is 11:1, compared to 14:1 in Wisconsin and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.1% have completed high school, 56.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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.

To customize your list of Madison schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Madison, WI schools.

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Shorewood Hills, WI1,99682%67%
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Middleton, WI18,70768%38%
Cottage Grove, WI6,72967%37%
Madison, WI246,03436%26%

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Laredo, TX251,67168%38%
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.
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