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401 Northwest Martin Luther King Junior Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

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October 01, 2015
we started at this school with one principal who was great but left the school after the principal change. As another parent wrote they are terrible if your child does not fit into the mold and we too were told to medicate our child. They say they offer remediation but they do not like to offer it, they strictly want results. My child did great and then struggled the last year there. we pulled them out and guess what all A's again.. hmmm I don't think medication was the answer. . There are some wonderful teachers there but unfortunately they are restricted by the administration! Perhaps you should not be a school that encourages creativity but lacks it in your teaching process

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October 01, 2015
there is a wonderful fourth grade teacher and first grade teacher here that made all the difference in our experience here, perhaps if we could have just stayed with them throughout the years it would have ended differently.

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May 04, 2015
My family and son have had the worst experience with this school. They pressured my husband and I in to medicating my child. He is 5 and in Kindergarten. They marked him on black, red and sent him home with referrals daily. The teachers yell at him and sends letters home daily. He has never hit anyone. He had sitting still and talking problems. The school calls to ask if I have forgot to medicate my child. They are nasty to me when I drop him off or withdrawl him early. Today I pick him up from school and he is slurring his words, lethargic and hardly able to stand... No one from the school called me. His teacher actually emailed to say he had a better day. Really!!! What did he do sleep through class?? To parents considering MSW if your child doesn't fit into a perfect little mold find another school.

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March 22, 2012
I am student of 6 years now at madison street and i LOVE IT!!! THE teachers and staff are so caring to everyone! of course there are 1 or 2 teachers the might be rough but other than that this school has so much to offer! This is my 5th grade year and it is great! The principal and assistant principal and dean are AMAZING!!! I hope you decide for your child to go here. These were words from an actual student of madison street. I hope your child will pick this school!

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March 03, 2008
Get in if you can. Simply one of the best public schools in the area. Rigid standards for academics and behavior. Great opportunities for involvement and knowledge of the arts including dance, theatre, art, language and choral/instrumental studies. There are lots of after school activities and very involved parents.

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August 24, 2007
Our children have had wonderful experiences and educational opportunities at Madison Street. The teachers and office staff are very informative about school events and policies. The school is very family oriented, safe, and clean. The classrooms are positive environments geared toward high standards of educational learning.

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March 21, 2007
I could not be more pleased with Madison Street Academy. Parents are encouraged to stay involved and the result is a school with a community feel. Faculty members are very accessible and I have had no difficulty addressing any issues related to my child. MSA offers many extra-curricular activities and options to provide a well-rounded educational experience that meets the interests of the individual student. MSA expects a lot from its students and provides a positive environment where students can achieve these expectations. The staff is very encouraging and provides support to each student. I would highly recommend MSA to any parent, it is indeed the best school in Marion county.

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February 09, 2007
Madison Street has new leadership and it's definitely reflected in the fabulous staff and student performance. I feel happy every time I walk my child to class. The staff and students really want to be there. Excellent School - get on the waiting list now by calling the school (as early as 4 years old). All students have to be tested to get in, all classes are accelerated and students are exposed to all facets of performing and visual arts. Top Notch School!

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August 29, 2006
Madison Street is an awesome school for any reasons. I like it because they encourage and help children pursue academic excellence. My daughter likes it because half of the year she takes dance instead of pe. Also we have a lot of different cultures in Florida and Spanish is taught as part of the curriculum here. They have 2 art classes 3D and 2D, this helps the teacher bring out the artist in all of the children. On top of all of this our school is ranked an 'A' school. If I had my way it would be A++++ I think every school in the US should be this good.

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November 16, 2005
I could not be more pleased with the education my daughter is receiving at Madison Street. An education, which includes the arts, was an important factor in sending her there. From wonderful teachers, to involved parents, to the performing arts, Madison Street offers so much more than just a quality education.

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January 13, 2005
Madison Street has a great program for the arts there teachers are very well qualified. They help keep parents informed of your childs progress in certain areas, if your child needs work in certain areas they provide small groups to help with the certain area. They keep you informed of ways to help the school.

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May 19, 2004
This is the best public School in Marion County, We feel It is superior to the Private Schools as well! The Principal as well as the complete facutly care about the progress of our children

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September 04, 2003
Best school in Marion County Florida. Madison Street always has the highest FCAT scores in the county. Would even rate higher if principal was more flexible and maintained better relationships with parents and teachers alike.

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July 26, 2003
Madison Street Academy is proof positive that magnet programs develop our children to their fullest. Committed staff and parents work together, and the sky is the limit. This past year, our children had the opportunity to participate in a program with the Missoula Children's Theatre-at the school! The experience helped my son to re-focus on his school work and provided a sense of self-worth that is priceless. The FCAT test scores were the highest in the county, and that is no accident. The school is outstanding, and I am grateful that my son has had the opportunity to learn in such a well-rounded environment.

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June 19, 2003
We have been very pleased with Madison Street and have recommended the school to our friends. It is a great learning environment.

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June 16, 2003
This school is excellent! I could not have asked for a better education for my daughter than the one she is receiving at Madison Street Academy.

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Madison Street Academy Of Visual And Performing Arts
401 Northwest Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, Ocala, FL  34475
(352) 671-7250
Last modified Madison Street Academy Of Visual And Performing Arts is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Madison Street Academy Of Visual And Performing Arts Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top