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Madison County High School

Public | 9-12 | 600 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2009

I attended this high school in my freshman year. At this school, I spent 15 days and then transfered to another school. At that school I was extremely bored as the level of education was D- and they were proud of that D-. Staff is very unhelpful and every student had to take a FCAT class which i found very unhelpful. after the school day was over it seemed that it has been years in that school. after transferring from that school I understood what a real school was like. I would never recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

I am a student and I transfered from Valdosta High School in GA and Ilove madison compared to Valdosta. It is alot smaller and easier to get to know other students and the staff! I lvoe it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2008

Madison county high school Is not a totally bad school but from going there and seeing how they teach i would not send my child to the school. There teaching methods are not up to date and there punishment methods do not help with their problems of how the students act most of there punishment are either not harsh enough because the one being punished is a football player or to harsh because they want to set an example. The school needs better teachers, that have a more active way of teaching being a student there i know that most of class is just sitten there and i fall asleep in most of the classes because i am not up being envolved.They also need to get the students more involved after school besides in football maybe you wouldn't have as many drug dealer in madison.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

it cool here its alot of fun and i learn many things that i might not learn anywere else madison still teaches respect its not some thing a lot of schools still teach. the band here is awsome the football is great and the teachers are wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

I attended MCHS and graduated in 2004.It was great we all want to blame the school but if the parents get more involved in the school work then it would not be in such bad shape but you can believe the parents be at the football games on Friday nights support the academics like that and it will show in the FCAT. You get out what you put into it and that is the bottom line. Everybody has a opportunity at MCHS you just have to put forth your best effort nothing in life is free.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 5, 2006

I think this is a great school!I am a student a MCHS and its a wonderful environment for students.The teachers are wonderful.I am taking physical education classes and I am getting in shape.As far as racial discrimination goes I think that every student has an equal opportunity in education as well as sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2006

Where to start, well to put it shortly this school is prabably the wort I,ve seen in my life. The teachers are generally nice but the schools teaching methods are totally rediculous. Your child cannot learn anything while attending this school. The students that have the good grades was not taught the curriculum needed to pass the FCAT nor any of the other students, this is supported by the rank the school recieved and they are now proud to say for the first time they are no longer an F school but a D-. Parents have given up on this poor example of a school and if your looking for extra curricular activities it BETTER be Football.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

This school seems to have a great variety of teachers with varied degrees of experience. However the sports is totally geared towards the minorities and makes it very difficult for white kids to achieve their goals in sports. The overall experiences as far as learning is average to low but not because of the teachers they seem to be the best part of this facility.


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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.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 54%
White 42%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%72%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. BEN KILLINGSWORTH
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  • (850) 973-5066

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2649 U.S. 90
Madison, FL 32340
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