Most of the staff at this school are horrible. My son has been consistently been hurt by his teachers, who seem to favor girls over boys. His last year's teacher held such a grudge she did not even give him his perfect attendance award at the end of the year. We had to ask for it and he received it from us, with no recognition from his class. Those teachers have been there forever, so I see no change at the site. Too bad for boys at Madison.
My daughter goes to K and Miss Santa Cruz is awesome!!! CDC helps a lot too specially for full time working parents.
Madison is a family school that cares for children. I have been happy with the teachers and programs at the school.
As a kindergarten parent I am so happy that my child attends Madison. He has learned so much and made great friends. I am glad that we have just begun our stay at Madison and look forward to getting to know all of the other wonderful teachers! Writer's Workshop and Mad Science are great programs that get kids excited about learning.
Madison is great elementary school. It is a small community school that offers wonderful programs such as writers workshop, hands on science, recycling programs and great after school enrichment classes. Madison has a strong PTA and the staff is wonderful. Many have been there for over 10 years. I am a proud parent and alumni of the school. We can not say enough about the incredible teachers we have had. Our teacher Ms. Herra always give 150 % and is such a inspirational teacher. The principle is working hard to make sure that the kids feel important and heard. He cares for the children and knows every child by name. It is a great small community where you feel like a family.
Madison is the complete package...strong leadership, great teachers, and wonderful students. I love that it is a small school where children's needs are addressed quickly. I love the writing workshop that is happening across the grade levels.
My son finished Kindergarten last year and just started first grade. I can't speak for first grade yet, but his Kindergarten teacher, "Mrs Strange" was AWESOME! She really cares about her kids and plus, all her kids are reading! GO COMETS!
I am an involved parent of two kids at Madison. 2nd grade teacher should be nominated as the best teacher at Madison. She is just wonderful and encouraging person. She does her best with her students. My son loved going to school because of her. Then he moved to 3rd and 4th grade where our nightmare had started. Those teachers had their way of liking especial students and dindn't care about my son defficiencies saying that they have to meet the schedule and they can't stop at any time and give those student enough attention. That's in addition to putting my son down and lower his self confidence. He was so scared to a point when he is hurt or had any problem she comes so hard on him and make him feel so bad .When it comes to the principle , he is so cold and always so busy to look into what kind of teachers he has and when we tried many times to address these issues for him he thought that we are asking him too much and we should invest in some private tutoring. That was really bad.I don't think Madison team is doing her best . I am so glad that I am not taking my kids over there next year. I feel sorry that I waisted two years giving more chances to those teachers.
We love Madison Elementary School! The Kindergarten program is outstanding and the teachers are extreamly dedicated to the children. The after school program is also filled with very dedicated and loving teachers who partner well with the elementary school. Our daughter regularly tells us how happy she is that we 'picked' this school for her.
Madison is a great school! My children really enjoyed their teachers, friends and the whole Madison staff. All grades were great, but the first and second grade team was awesome! This was a few years back so things may have changed since then...but if it is still the same, you couldn't ask for better. They worked really well together, were a lot of fun, loved the kids (always looking out for all, not just their own), did a lot of activities for the school and like the other Madison teachers...were just great teachers! I was just talking about the school to some friends so I wanted to write a quick note.
I ahve 2 children at Madison in Ka nd Grade 2. One has special needs and the other is a great student. Both are getting really exceptional eductaions ina caringa nd encouraging school environemnt. The teachers are happyt o liase with parents, the priciple knows the kids and is involved. We are really happy with this school and think it will just go right on improving. The atmosphere is great for parents and teachers. Well done to everyone!
It saddens me to see another parent speak so ill of great teachers. Especially when I know that a lot of parents rely on this type of information. I am a parent that is very involved with my children's school. I have had numerous encounters with all the teachers at the school, especially the 5th grade teachers. The only thing I can say about these two lovely ladies is that they expect a lot out of their kids. They try very hard in pushing these kids to be prepared for middle school and I think that is wonderful. I am glad to know that we have teachers that care enough to go these distances for my children. In my opinion Madison has the complete package, with great teachers, staff and a wonderful caring principal. This school is just beginning to shine.
My son had a great school life at Madison until he reached the 5th grade. The classes were very over crowded (32). My son's teacher was very stern and cold right out of the gate. Way too much work crammed together all at one time with multiple hours of homework every single night. Madison is a great school for the earlier grades. The kindergarden teachers are fabulous. We will miss Madison..the early years.
Madison Elementary is by far one of the best schools out there. The teachers are wonderful, supportive, caring and student-focused. It has a small town feel and being part of the school makes you feel like you are in the family. The principal, Mr. Hoffman, is awesome. He knows all of the studnets names and genuinely cares about each and every student. I would recommend this school, hands down!
This is an outstanding school. The smallest in the district but by far the best. The Kindergarten teatchers are phenomenal. The principal is hands on. If there was an American Finest school my vote would be for Madison. From K-5 the focus is children 1st...educate the hand the head and the heart, This school doesn't just educate students it prepares our future citizens. Academic exellence & parental inolvement~ Redondo has a winning combination here. This school is the jewel of Redondo elementary schools. Scholastic interventions are quick, fair and child focused. The 'no child left behind' policy works wonders here. As a mother of a RSP student I am amazed. My 1st child had a horrid time at Birney. My 2nd son, has excelled socially and academically at Madison. Hats off to Ms. Nancy Spence Principal, Ms. SantaCruz and Ms. Wedhoff, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Gobee, HOA, the support staff and the PTA!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Madison Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!