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Madison Consolidated High School

Public | 9-12 | 1022 students


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Posted March 26, 2014

I have had an excellent experience with MCHS. Many course offerings, so students can take everything from AP, dual credit classes, the Art Academy, and agriculture! Many MCHS students leave with college credits. Also, numerous extra activities for students. A great experience!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 17, 2012

I went to this school for my freshman year last year. The school is falling apart. I don't know how many times the a/c went out. During the winter you freeze to death because the heat doesn't work in some parts of the building. The students aren't nice at all. The drugs in this school are crazy for home small the town is. The only thing the staff cares about are the athletics, not the academics. There is a dress code that isn't enforced so you see "everything"! It's infested with bugs. Don't get me wrong though, there are some pretty AMAZING teachers in this school and then...there are the others. Luckily for me, I'm not going here anymore.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 26, 2011

I have to say Madison isn't that great. Some of our althletic programs are going to be going down the drain next year due to having to get new coaches, & new schools we will be competing against. Also they're are very select teachers that can teach the way they should. Some things I've learned this year I remember learning in 7th or 8th grade. Personally, I'm going to talk to my mom about switching to Jennings County next year, I've heard very good things about this school. Their sports teams do well, & I've heard teachers are very good teachers at Jennings & the FFA program is pretty good too. I perasonally want to switch because I think I'd have better grades at Jennings & all around I've heard its a better school. I live in Dupont, Indiana which is only about a 30-45 minute drive
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 27, 2010

i am a parent of a child at madison and this school has gone down hill for a long time , my child can make bad grades and still pass what does tht tell you . there are fights all the time and the ones that get in trouble are the ones that was taking up for them selves. if i could move, my child wouldnt be in this school .
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 9, 2009

Ok academics. Ok athletics (tough conference), Very good theater program. Very poor marching band program. Ok concert band program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 16, 2008

Madison Consolidate HIgh School is lacking in just about every catagory. Standards are low, and students who would fail a normal course somehow manage to get through honors (there are no requirements for honors, by the way). The more advanced courses are being dropped in pairs every year and some of the best teachers in the school are leaving or have left. The future of this school looks bleak.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 14, 2008

Coming from a Florida school system, the curriculum this school teaches is appalling. It may not be the schools fault, but I am learning some of the same things in my sophomore year as I did in sixth grade. I do enjoy the teacher involvement. ALL of the teachers I have had were wonderfully involved. Most went above and beyond to meet the needs of the students.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 5, 2007

i am a freshman at madison high school, and i would have to say this school is awesome. i came from the junior high and that was a nice school to go to also but this high school welcomed it's freshman with warm open arms. there are many after school activies to join, acadimic teams, sports teams, teams that cheer our school on(cheerleading, and pep club) and lots of others. this school is very welcoming and fun to be at all the people in it want to make sure you get a good education and and life after high school. madison high school is one of the coolest schools ever!
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 13, 2005

I am a 1997 graduate of MCHS. I attended several different schools in different cities and found MCHS to be a far better school than the others that I had attended. I went from an 'F' student to an 'A' or 'B' student because my teachers took the time to ask why I wasn't doing my homework. I had one teacher in particular that used her personal time after school to come to my house and talk to my parents. A person could point out all the flaws in the American education system, but by comparison, MCHS is among the best.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 19, 2005

I have 3 step children in this school. They canfail a course for the entire year and still pass. How is this allowed?
—Submitted by a parent

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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

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Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
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3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 72%
Black 2% 12%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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743 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250
Phone: (812) 274-8002


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