Madison Metropolitan School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 54 public schools serving 26,151 students in Madison Metropolitan School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Public Schools in Madison Metropolitan School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Madison Metropolitan School District 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 Metropolitan School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Madison Metropolitan School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Wisconsin for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Madison Metropolitan School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
54 Schools
2,260 Schools
# Students
26,151 Students
830,799 Students
# Teachers
2,100 Teachers
59,671 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Madison Metropolitan School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 441 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WI)
Overall District Rank
#286 out of 442 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Madison Metropolitan   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Madison Metropolitan   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Madison Metropolitan   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Madison Metropolitan   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.74
0.51
# American Indian Students
65 Students
9,725 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
2,190 Students
34,497 Students
% Asian Students
9%
4%
# Hispanic Students
6,009 Students
106,241 Students
% Hispanic Students
23%
13%
# Black Students
4,721 Students
73,567 Students
% Black Students
18%
9%
# White Students
10,730 Students
567,130 Students
% White Students
41%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
16 Students
634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,420 Students
38,161 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,539
47,126
# Students in K Grade:
1,893
54,019
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,966
55,100
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,858
55,640
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,839
56,282
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,831
57,044
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,836
58,245
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,866
60,625
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,782
61,994
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,828
63,435
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,853
65,866
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,928
64,757
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,991
64,918
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,141
65,748
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,620 is higher than the state median of $16,405. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,464 is less than the state median of $17,013. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$435 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total revenue of Madison Metropolitan   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$431 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total spending of Madison Metropolitan   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,620
$16,405
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Madison Metropolitan   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,464
$17,013
This chart display average spending per public school student in Madison Metropolitan   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Madison Metropolitan School District 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
| 405 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
| 422 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
| 333 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 725 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 359 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 168 students
Rank: #77.
West High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
30 Ash St
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 204-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,164 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 283 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 602 students
Rank: #1010.
Innovative & Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1045 E Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4220
Grades: 9-12
| 138 students
Rank: #1111.
Thoreau Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3870 Nakoma Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-6940
Grades: PK-5
| 415 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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
| 428 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Olson Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
801 Redan Dr
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 442-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 2,065 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 348 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 457 students
Rank: #1717.
Huegel Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2601 Prairie Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 522 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 256 students
Rank: #2020.
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
| 306 students
Rank: #2121.
Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
221 Meadowlark Dr
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 204-3420
Grades: PK-5
| 510 students
Rank: #2222.
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
| 453 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 621 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
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
| 487 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
909 Sequoia Trl
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 204-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #2626.
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
| 171 students
Rank: #2727.
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: #2828.
Toki Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5606 Russett Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 620 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 1,697 students
Rank: #3030.
Dr Virginia Henderson Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 Tompkins Dr
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-2400
Grades: PK-5
| 482 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Hawthorne Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3344 Concord Ave
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 204-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Orchard Ridge Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5602 Russett Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-2320
Grades: PK-5
| 208 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Sandburg Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4114 Donald Dr
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-7940
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Schenk Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
230 Schenk St
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 204-1500
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Lafollette High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
702 Pflaum Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,575 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • 545 W Dayton St, Madison, WI, 53703-1967
  • (608) 663-1879
  • madison.k12.wi.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 26,151 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74

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