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Madison Academy Elementary/Middle School

Charter | K-8 | 393 students

 

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Posted June 4, 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


Posted February 23, 2014

Madison Academy has been a great match for my children. They have settled in nicely and look forward to each school day. I find the Madison teachers to be approachable, caring, and professional. The principal and front office seem very capable of helping my children to excel academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 11, 2011

New Principal coming in 2011- 2012 is even messier!! Full of promises and a "0" on delivery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 11, 2009

Great teachers & staff!!! I feel very fortunate that my son is able to attend Madison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted October 5, 2009

We have the best teachers/para-pros/office staff in Genesee county and the students are very respectful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 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


Posted October 5, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 40% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
3%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 69%
African-American 32% 18%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 178%N/A48%
Female 249%N/A48%
Male 251%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Will Kneer
Fax number
  • (810) 655-2931

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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