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Madison Street Academy Of Visual And Performing Arts

Public | K-5 | 427 students

 

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Posted 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!


Posted March 3, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
98%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%
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 81% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 63%
Black 14%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 182%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 20%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%63%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
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School Leader's name
  • MRS. KENDRA HAMBY
Fax number
  • (352) 671-7252

Programs

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  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
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401 Northwest Martin Luther King Junior Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
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