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For the 2021 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 Van Hise Elementary School, Shorewood Hills Elementary School and Verona Area International 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 40% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 42% 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).

Top Madison, WI Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Van Hise Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4747 Waukesha St
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-4800

    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Shorewood Hills Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1105 Shorewood Blvd
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-1200

    Grades: PK-5 | 463 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Verona Area International School Charter School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5830 Devoro Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 845-4200

    Grades: K-5 | 97 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Winnequah School Math: 70% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    800 Greenway Rd
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608) 221-7677

    Grades: PK-5 | 580 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Randall Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1802 Regent St
    Madison, WI 53726
    (608) 204-3300

    Grades: 3-5 | 359 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Marquette Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1501 Jenifer St
    Madison, WI 53703
    (608) 204-3220

    Grades: 3-5 | 207 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Hamilton Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4801 Waukesha St
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-4620

    Grades: 6-8 | 792 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Thoreau Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3870 Nakoma Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-6940

    Grades: PK-5 | 434 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Monona Grove High School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4400 Monona Dr
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608) 221-7666

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,024 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Memorial High School Math: 53% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    201 S Gammon Rd
    Madison, WI 53717
    (608) 663-5990

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,944 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    West High School Math: 51% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    30 Ash St
    Madison, WI 53726
    (608) 204-4100

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,232 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Elvehjem Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5106 Academy Dr
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608) 204-1400

    Grades: PK-5 | 424 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Lowell Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    401 Maple Ave
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-6600

    Grades: PK-5 | 348 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Cesar Chavez Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3502 Maple Grove Dr
    Madison, WI 53719
    (608) 442-2000

    Grades: PK-5 | 654 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Crestwood Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5930 Old Sauk Rd
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-1120

    Grades: PK-5 | 344 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5301 Monona Dr
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608) 316-1924

    Grades: 9-12 | 41 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Stephens Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    120 S Rosa Rd
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-1900

    Grades: PK-5 | 578 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Emerson Elementary School Math: 45-49% | 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.
    Spring Harbor Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1110 Spring Harbor Dr
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-1100

    Grades: 6-8 | 265 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    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: #2121.
    Shabazz-city High School Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1601 N Sherman Ave
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-2440

    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Stoner Prairie Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5830 Devoro Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 845-4200

    Grades: K-5 | 359 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Savanna Oaks Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5890 Lacy Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 845-4010

    Grades: 6-8 | 547 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Kennedy Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    221 Meadowlark Dr
    Madison, WI 53714
    (608) 204-3420

    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    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: #2626.
    O'keeffe Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    510 S Thornton Ave
    Madison, WI 53703
    (608) 204-6820

    Grades: 6-8 | 470 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Huegel Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2601 Prairie Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-3100

    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Toki Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5606 Russett Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-4740

    Grades: 6-8 | 573 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    East High School Math: 35% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2222 E Washington Ave
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-1600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,637 student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Gompers Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1502 Wyoming Way
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-4520

    Grades: PK-5 | 236 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Lindbergh Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4500 Kennedy Rd
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-6500

    Grades: PK-5 | 170 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Cherokee Heights Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4301 Cherokee Dr
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-1240

    Grades: 6-8 | 524 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Jefferson Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    101 S Gammon Rd
    Madison, WI 53717
    (608) 663-6403

    Grades: 6-8 | 514 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    909 Sequoia Trl
    Madison, WI 53713
    (608) 204-4900

    Grades: PK-5 | 431 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Orchard Ridge Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5602 Russett Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-2320

    Grades: PK-5 | 293 students
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