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K-8
Public charter
Flint, MI
Students enrolled: 393

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6170 Torrey Road
Flint, MI 48507

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(810) 655-2949
(810) 655-2931
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November 23, 2014
The teaching professionals at Madison are excellent. They are approachable and easy to work with. The front office is also wonderful. Madison Academy is a Gem.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
My children went there last year. They were in 7th and 8th grade. The curriculum was equivalent to Swartz Creeks 3rd and 4th grade curriculum. It was a joke on what they were teaching. They went for only the first semester and never had homework, because " kids don't learn at home". Also we were told that they had busing to the school. We found out after enrollment that we are not on the route because of where we live (Swartz Creek) 3 miles away from the school and that we had to call MTA directly to set up YourRide. YourRide does not transport children to school. Needless to say my wife was late for work each day and had to leave early because of the busing. Teachers were also second rate that could not speak proper English. The sports programs that they said that they had were basically nonexistent.. They actually had to giveaway fuel cards to get the parents to show up to parent teacher conferences. If you want uninvolved staff and parents with a sub-par education, this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
Wonderful school all the way through! The staff works hard and puts students first. A real gem in the Flint community. Sign your family up before it's too late!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
Madison Academy has some of the most caring, supportive, and energetic staff I have ever known. I am proud to be part of a team that strives for success and has high expectations for the students academic, social, and emotional growth.

- submitted by a teacher
August 30, 2013
I have been very happy with this school. My daughter was previously in the public schools where their was a lot of disruptions that were never addressed by the administration. My daughter has flourished in the small caring environment. She is now reading at five grade levels above her grade though she came into Madison struggling to read. We have been very happy with our experience.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
Do you want your children learning without textbooks, hands on science equipment or basic supplies? Do you want your children tested every month regardless of whether or not they even understand the material they were taught. The poor teachers in this school are forced to expect all students in their classes to learn at the same pace and follow crazy pacing guides that the students will then be tested over with no flexibility for slower or faster learners. The poor students are tested to death and told regularly how their scores don't measure up. The management company sees the kids as dollar signs and test scores only. This school is run for the purpose of making someone a bunch of money, and it sure is not the poor staff that is asked to work themselves to death or do it for the love of the students for very low pay, and much disrespect to their professionalism. None of the promise made by school administration/management are kept, their ads are a bunch of lies. All they do is test, test, test, no way to handle disruptions, or bullying, just keep testing them and shoving them back in class and telling them they didn't do well enough. Such a waste of a year for my child.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
My son went to this school and it was a decision I regret. The school is disorganized, has issues with bullies by the teachers and the students. Their disciplinarian doesn't know how to deal with bullies and tries to seem very understanding but is very ineffective. Too many of the teaches talk rough to the children or act afraid of them, the principal tries to act down to earth and like she on top of things but she is not and unconcerned. The Title I liaison tries to get as many kids as she can marked for special services without being able to define a problem and is rude.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
I am very pleased with Madison. The staff and the atmosphere makes this a school a place I want my children. The administration is working overtime to improve all areas of the school and each student is valued and important!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
Madison provides such a warm, caring and positive learning environment for students. The rapport between staff members and administration is wonderful! Madison Academy provides a safe environment for students to learn at their own level. I am truly thankful for such great co-workers, administration and students. I wouldn't choose to work anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2012
The staff at Madison is truely awesome. The relationships between students, parents, administration is great. The students are the best part of the job. I am honored to be part of a great school

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2012
This is my second year teaching at Madison Academy and I am grateful for the wonderful staff and students that I work with daily. I enjoy the relationships that I have been able to form over the last couple of years with students, parents, administration and teachers. It is wonderful knowing that we work as a team at to create the best educational plan for each student.

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2012
Madison has come such a long way in the recent past. Students are being taught at their own individual levels by a staff that truly cares. I am grateful to have such amazing coworkers! Madison students are able to participate in extracurricular activities and community service projects that truly show Madison's commitment to making a difference.

- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2012
My children seem to like their teachers and they do fairly well at school. I must agree with another reviewer though, they have lots of plans and very little follow through. They don't enforce their own rules and timely communication is a joke. They need some major organization. They haven't been around for very long and it shows. There are just too many last minute calendar changes. If a child needs an item for a classroom project, we should get more than 1 or 2 days notice. In about 10 years, once they get all the kinks worked out, I could see Madison being a great school, until then, they are still in the growing and learning process.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
New Principal coming in 2011- 2012 is even messier!! Full of promises and a "0" on delivery.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2010
I found this school to have a freindly office staff and the teachers are wonderful. However, they are extremely unorganized. Many tasks are started but never completed. They talk about all the wonderful plans they have, but after having my children there for two years, they still have no electives, no advanced classes, no choir, NO LIBRARY!! The cheerleading they talked about never really happened. They did have an actual Drama class at the middle/high school level this past year...but never had a school play. My children and I were constantly disappointed by things they "planned" but never actually happened. So much time is spent on discipline and students with learning disabilities that the high achievers are rarely recognized..let alone challenged. Madison has potential if they can only get their act together...unfortunately I don't think my kids can wait .

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
Great teachers & staff!!! I feel very fortunate that my son is able to attend Madison.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
I think Madison has the most amazing staff and they are caring to each student and they look at every avenue to ensure that all students receive the most out of their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
My husband & I chose Madison Academy for our children because it is a learning community of which we feel that our children are safe in. The staff is caring & they give the children a fun & exciting atmosphere for learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
We have the best teachers/para-pros/office staff in Genesee county and the students are very respectful.

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2009
Madison Academy is wonderful. They have a very organized fashion of their curriculum that I admire for my Kindergardner & 7th grader that teaches them self discipline when it comes to their academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Madison Academy has been a blessing for my son. He loves his teacher and this school is so family driven that it makes me proud to know that my son is a Madison Academy Eagle!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It has all day kindergarten, gym has not been kicked to the curb as some Flint schools have done. Smaller classrooms size.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
The staff really cares about my children and their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We have small classroom sizes, more one-on-one with students, and teachers who genuinely care and want to make a difference with each student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Because I know that they want the best for my grandchildren. They work with the parents to keep them aware of what is going on with their children. They make the parents aware of what is being taught to the students. What books they will be reading and any videos.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The staff genuinely cares about the kids. I have experienced friendly and helpful office staff as well as teachers and Mr. Maury has gone out of his way to help my son. A++

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I really like the smallness and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Because the teachers and entire staff are very caring people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The students are tops and the educators fight to make sure that the students are well taken care of.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2009
The most caring staff and teachers I have come across!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The students academic needs are the driving force behind the facility and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
It is a Great school I love it!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 04, 2009
I like the smaller class sizes and the teachers really do seem to care about my girls as much as I do..

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Madison has an excellent staff of caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Friendly teachers and people, active PTO.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Madison Academy school curriculum provides each of their students with a top quality education along with a highly qualified and caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Madison Academy has terrific teachers--dedicated to helping their students reach their full potential, thereby becoming well balanced productive citizens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
This is the third year my children have attended Madison. I like the small class sizes and the focus on every child receiving a good education. As long as Madison keeps these principles, my children will attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Madison has excels in academics as well as moral standards. It not only is giving my children the skills they will need in life but teaching them to be a good person in society. Madison is a place that puts my childs needs and safety first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
It's a great place for my kids to be - love the staff and the goals the school has!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The most caring staff! Very helpful teachers!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
My 2 girls attend this school and overall I am VERY happy with it. This is the most welcoming school I have every walked into. The office staff is absolutely awesome! My girls are treated like people, not numbers here. This school is growing every year and offering new things for our students to do. I am not happy at all with one of my girls teachers but that could happen at any school. I think overall this is a wonderful and safe place for our children. I'm glad my girls will have the opportunity to grow right along with the school! I would definately recommend this school to anyone looking.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2008
I am a grandmother that has been around for a while and I've been involved in many schools ... I just want to make note how happy that Madison has a very caring principal that truly has the best interest of the students and I love the discipline program they have in place called the Responsible Thinking Program. .it helps the kids

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2007
This is an excellent school in process of getting bigger and better. The teaching staff is caring and focused on helping each child and family do their best.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
My child attended Madison last year as a kindergartner and again this year as a 1st grader. I will probably not send him back next year. My child is very active and had some problems getting accustomed to a classroom setting last year. I got the feeling through working with the teacher that her opinion of my child never changed throughout the year. She had classified him as a problem child and he could never quite seem to overcome that. Any trouble in the classroom he seemed to either be blamed for or questioned about. My child also told us numerous times about being bullied and when questioned, the teacher/staff says they never saw anything. This year seems to be a little better but we're just getting started. I think Madison is a great school in some areas, but below the bar in others.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
My girls are both in Madison now and are doing better then they did in a flint school. Sincerely, Rene Fritzler

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
Not every school is a good fit for every student but Madison is the best charter in the genesee county area. They scored a B on the state report card for the 2006-2007 school year and no other charter in the area did. Madison has also committed to becoming a wellness school promoting health and safety as well as working toward their 'fine arts' status. Again, the only ones. Electives are offered to grades 3-8 as well as many after school programs. Every school has bullies and that is why Madison works with these students with the Responsible Thinking program helping the student to own their behavior. They are committed to the student and will not hesitate to advise a family to seek a better fit for their child if they do not follow the rules.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2007
I pulled my child out of this school for several reasons. My child was bullied and threatened. The principal seems to be good, but is to overwhelmed. He does everything himself. The grade teachers and gym teacher seem to be really good. The classes don't have all the supplies that they need. At lunchtime the children only have 5-10 minutes to eat and they get in trouble for talking to loud, they have to sit in their seats and be quiet. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2007
My children, grades K, 1st, and 2nd started the 2006-2007 at this school. From the beginning I felt unwelcome by one of my kids teachers. I needed to pick up my kids early and they would never be in the office when I requested them to be. My 1st grader every day said that some kids were picking on him and I just tried to boost him up and tell him I knew he could handle it. I pulled my children from this school in November after he was beaten by another child after lunch. I sent him to school the next day and the same thing happened again. I pulled them out. The schools administration is different, and not in a good way. I felt unwelcome and like an outsider. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
security is great, building is new, the fine art enrichment classes are great every student gets spanish,art,gym ,music and computers. my daughter is in kindergarten and can read. more parent involvement would be nice esp. at lunch and recess it is a growing school that has a few little things to work out but otherwise a good school.

- submitted by a parent
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Madison Academy Elementary/Middle School
6170 Torrey Road, Flint, MI  48507
(810) 655-2949
Last modified Madison Academy Elementary/Middle School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Madison Academy Elementary/Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top