About Us

Welcome to Madison School District


Madison School District Mission (Purpose) Statement

Madison School District, in cooperation with our community, will empower each student to develop his or her full potential to be successful in an ever-changing world.

Madison School District Vision (Direction) Statement

Developing individual excellence through rigor, innovation, and personal attention

Madison School District Belief Statements

We believe:

  • Everyone can learn and has the right to learn in a safe, respectful, supportive, and stimulating environment.
  • Motivation, a positive attitude, and acceptance of responsibility are imperative to success in learning.
  • Students’ learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in rigorous, relevant, and meaningful work.
  • Students need to have adults and peers in their lives that model a strong work ethic, integrity, compassion, commitment, and pride.
  • The foundation of education is a partnership that cultivates communication between family, school, and community – The Madison Family

School Context

Madison School District serves a Pre K-12 population of approximately 1650 students. The population’s youngest students, four-year olds, are served by the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) housed within Madison Elementary School. Madison is a unique school district for several reasons. One reason is that approximately 50% of the students enrolled at Madison School District are School of Choice (SOC) students.  Madison serves resident students from the City of Adrian as well as Adrian, Madison, and Palmyra townships. Students enrolled through SOC are primarily residents of the Adrian School District. Additionally, Madison’s student enrollment continues to grow, mostly due to SOC, while enrollment throughout Lenawee County has significantly decreased over the past ten years. Madison School District is comprised of an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.  All three schools are located on one campus and under one roof. 

Madison School District employs over 100 certified, highly qualified teachers.  In addition, support staff in areas of instruction, transportation, technology, custodial/maintenance, and food service work to support student growth. Madison, due to enrollment growth has more than doubled its Pre K-12 student population since 1994. This year faculty and staff were hired to fill vacant positions, provide additional sections at specific grade levels, or to expand educational programming. The District continues to strategically enhance nationally recognized programs such as Project Lead the Way and, at the same time, initiate new programs to enhance educational opportunities.  Madison administration, faculty, and staff continue to research, develop, and initiate additional course offerings. Madison School District taxpayers continue a proud tradition of providing funds for updating and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities and programs to support educational programming. 

Madison School District is comprised of a diverse student population. Families who choose to send their child(ren) to Madison are of varying religion, race, and socio-economic status. It is a point of pride that each and every student at Madison, regardless of background, receives a quality, well-rounded education. Madison has earned a positive reputation for delivering quality education and, at the same time, providing each student individualized attention. Each year staff and students join the Madison family to teach and learn. Madison School District is their school of choice.

Family Context

Madison School District has a relatively diverse PreK-12 student population compared with the resident population of Lenawee County. Although some students may reside in Madison Charter Township where the campus is physically located, students may also reside within the District if they own or rent a home in the City of Adrian or Adrian, Madison, or Palmyra townships. Furthermore, additional School of Choice students live throughout, and at times beyond, Lenawee County. Madison Charter Township is therefore a small portion of area which constitutes the student population enrolled at Madison. Of the approximately 1650 students enrolled at Madison 12% receive special education services.  Approximately 58% of Madison students are eligible for free and reduced lunch.  However, all Madison School District students at the elementary receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to their family through a federal grant. This is based on the high free and reduced lunch percentage among Madison School District’s student population.    

Community Context

Madison Charter Township is located within the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Adrian, Michigan, 49221.  Approximately 2,365 households with 1,751 families reside within the Township. Approximately 35% of families had children under the age of 18 living with them. The population density is 283.7 per square mile.  Madison Charter Township is located in Lenawee County.  The county consists of 749.56 square miles, 30.9 square miles of which is Madison Charter Township.  


Students enrolled at Madison represent a diverse student population. Included in parenthesis are Lenawee County percentages as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, for comparison.  Madison School District’s student population is relatively diverse compared to the overall percentages located within Lenawee County.  Madison School District consists of 63% (87.5%) White persons not Hispanic; 7% (2.8%) Black persons; 2% (1.8%) Persons reporting two or more races; 31% (7.6%) Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin. 10% of families located 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 teacher and an Instructional Technology Coach are designated for technology instruction at the elementary, computer labs, iPads, SmartBoards, and graphing calculators are a few resources intended to 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 with their children’s educational process in numerous ways.  Parents are able to access Infinite Campus to view their child’s academic progress. Teachers also utilize various means to communicate with families. E-mail, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings occur often. In addition the county-wide Blackboard system provides yet another resource to keep parents informed. 

Furthermore, staff at Madison School District take advantage of opportunities to assist students with fulfilling Pre K-20 educational and career development plans. Students are able to exercise a variety of educational options while continuing to reside in Lenawee County. The Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) serves Madison School District which is one of 11 Lenawee County public school districts. Program offerings related to general education, special education, and career and technical education are available to students who attend Madison School District. Several students choose to take advantage of these options. Approximately 75% of Madison high school students attend career and technical education programs at the LISD TECH Center to further their post-secondary preparation. Pregnant and parenting teens are offered the opportunity to attend LISD PREP Academy. Finally, the K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program, facilitated by the LISD, is housed at Madison School District. 

Madison students are able to either utilize Jackson College (JC)/LISD Academy: A Regional Middle College or dual enrollment options through Madison School District if they choose to begin post-secondary coursework as a high school student. A significant resource to residents is the availability of three post-secondary institutions located in Adrian. Siena Heights University, Adrian College, and Jackson College offer numerous post-secondary certification and degree programs.

Click here for a full list of Madison School District Achievements and Recognition

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. Priorities focus on daily necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing rather than opportunities which may enhance the existing educational setting. 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 and providing personal attention, sustaining a positive school culture where each and every student has the opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential.   

Contact Us

We welcome your questions about Madison School District and the educational and extra-curricular opportunities offered to students.  Please feel free to contact a member of our administrative team.  Contact information can be found in our staff directory.

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