Top 10 Best Madison Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 65 public schools serving 29,227 students in Madison, WI. Madison has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Madison, WI are Shorewood Hills Elementary School, Van Hise Elementary School and Randall Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Madison, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Madison have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Madison, WI Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Shorewood Hills Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1105 Shorewood Blvd
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Van Hise Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
4747 Waukesha St
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-4800
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #33.
Randall Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1802 Regent St
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 204-3300
Grades: 3-5
| 359 students
Rank: #44.
Verona Area International School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5830 Devoro Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 845-4200
Grades: K-5
| 97 students
Rank: #55.
Hamilton Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
4801 Waukesha St
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-4620
Grades: 6-8
| 792 students
Rank: #66.
Winnequah School
Math: 68% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 Greenway Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7677
Grades: PK-5
| 580 students
Rank: #77.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 Maple Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 348 students
Rank: #88.
Marquette Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1501 Jenifer St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-3220
Grades: 3-5
| 207 students
Rank: #99.
West High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
30 Ash St
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 204-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,232 students
Rank: #1010.
Crestwood Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5930 Old Sauk Rd
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-1120
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #1111.
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3502 Maple Grove Dr
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 442-2000
Grades: PK-5
| 654 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Innovative & Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1045 E Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4235
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Monona Grove Liberal Arts
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5301 Monona Dr
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 316-1924
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
Rank: #1414.
Monona Grove High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4400 Monona Dr
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7666
Grades: 9-12
| 1,024 students
Rank: #1515.
Thoreau Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3870 Nakoma Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-6940
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #1616.
Elvehjem Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5106 Academy Dr
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #1717.
Memorial High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 S Gammon Rd
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 663-5990
Grades: 9-12
| 1,944 students
Rank: #1818.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2421 E Johnson St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-2000
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
Rank: #1919.
Muir Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6602 Inner Dr
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 663-8170
Grades: PK-5
| 407 students
Rank: #2020.
Savanna Oaks Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5890 Lacy Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 845-4010
Grades: 6-8
| 547 students
Rank: #2121.
Huegel Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2601 Prairie Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 501 students
Rank: #2222.
Stephens Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
120 S Rosa Rd
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #2323.
Spring Harbor Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 45% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1110 Spring Harbor Dr
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-1100
Grades: 6-8
| 265 students
Rank: #2424.
Nuestro Mundo
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
902 Nichols Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-1076
Grades: K-5
| 309 students
Rank: #2525.
Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
221 Meadowlark Dr
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 204-3420
Grades: PK-5
| 530 students
Rank: #2626.
O'keeffe Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
510 S Thornton Ave
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-6820
Grades: 6-8
| 470 students
Rank: #2727.
Cherokee Heights Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4301 Cherokee Dr
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-1240
Grades: 6-8
| 524 students
Rank: #2828.
Stoner Prairie Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5830 Devoro Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 845-4200
Grades: K-5
| 359 students
Rank: #2929.
Isthmus Montessori Academy Public
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
1802 Pankratz St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 661-8200
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Jefferson Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
101 S Gammon Rd
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 663-6403
Grades: 6-8
| 514 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
909 Sequoia Trl
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 204-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #3232.
Lindbergh Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4500 Kennedy Rd
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-6500
Grades: PK-5
| 170 students
Rank: #3333.
Gompers Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1502 Wyoming Way
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-4520
Grades: PK-5
| 236 students
Rank: #3434.
Toki Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5606 Russett Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 573 students
Rank: #3535.
East High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2222 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,637 students
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Madison, Wisconsin Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
15 S Brearly St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-1907
Grades: 9-10
| 42 students
Dane County Transition School (Closed 2005)
Alternative School
Charter School
2326 S Park St
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 834-8253
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
545 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-1907
Grades: 11-12
| 42 students
902 Nichols Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7670
Grades: PK-2
| 247 students
5104 Gordon Ave
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 223-1895
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
545 West Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4235
Grades: 11-12
| 101 students

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