I love this school. Everyone is professional and cares about the kids. There are a lot of activities after school. The principal sends out weekly information. The new counselors are connected to the kids.
Madison is a great school. The teachers are professional. There are plenty of after school activities, and communication with parents is maintained.
Overall, this is a great school! Both of my children attend Madison, and we have had a positive experience with the staff being very responsive to communication and eager to work with students to help them succeed. The special education department has been somewhat lacking in providing support for my daughter who needs minimal assistance, but the Advanced Placement programs have been fabulous! The band teacher is a Golden Apple award winner and gives every ounce of herself to her students' success. The majority of the staff is very involved in the personal growth of each student, and there is a wonderful selection of extra-curricular activities available. I purposely bought my home in order for my children to attend Madison and Sandia High School, and am very glad I did so!
My son goes to Madison Middle school. He loves it. The teachers are friendly and willing to coomunciate with me through e-mails about his schoolwork and grades.
Im currently a 7th grader at madison, & i like it okay. I've been reading the reviews from other students & parents & there are some things i agree & disagree on. The thing i liked about Madison is that when they have a great jump-start day for 6th graders, i had a really great jump-start day last year. They let fellow students help the new 6th graders around, plus its a great opprotonity to meet new friends. They also have a good at-lunch program for kids who might not have anyone to hang out at lunch, i find that very nice, even though i don't go. I find some of the teachers very annoying an un-aware. the school also isn't that organized. but Madison Middle School does have a lot of after school clubs & sports, & great electives. The Home Ec/FACS teacher is the best [:
Madison overall is a great place to send your child. The academics are challenging and there are great after school activities for students to enjoy. Don't hesitate to ask for a tour of the school and maybe talk with some teachers in order to get a better perspective of what the school is like.
Im a seventh grader and i think this school is ok not great but ok the teachers are really strict not mean but strict in my opinion its a good school i like it
I LOVE Madison Middle school! The academics and sports are fantastic!
Our family has had a good experience at Madison. The advisement staff is amazing. Our child's advisor was extremely helpful in changes in our child's needs for classes. The advanced mathematics is out of this world! The administration's staff could be more helpful. The after school sports were wonderful for our child. I've heard of other parents having issues with the principal, but the one encounter we had was pleasant and he proved helpful and moved our issue along quickly.
I'm a graduating eighth grader this year and my experience with Madison, from sixth grade up, was pretty poor. I'm in the Gifted Program, and it is clear that the principal doesn't truly care about the Gifted students or the special education students. Some of the teachers are amazingly mediocre, some of which I haven't any idea on how they became teachers! The students are vicious and some have drug addictions to the point of rehabilitation and the counselours are apathetic and indifferent to our problems. I'm looking forward to high school!
I am an 8th grader here at Madison and I love it! The teachers are great and truly love the school and we have an awesome principal who actually interacts with the kids. I am in the Gifted Program and, although it was shaky at the beginning of the year, it has really shaped up. I would much rather go here than any other middle school in Albuquerque. Yes, there are some teachers and staff that I may not be fond of, but that doesn't make the school bad. Plus, Madison has a more 'real world scenerio' to it, with so many kids from so many different ethical and economic backgrounds. I love it here and I think it's a great school.
i go her now but im going to a diffrent school next year. my parents dont like this school either. im in 6th grade and im in the gifted program & its torture. the whole school is totally inconsiderate. they also have unbelievalbly high expectations. i just barely passed this semester. it was so hard & all of the teachers were just really mean. not strict, mean. it seems like the teachers have no idea what theyre talking about! dont send your kids here people.
I have transferred my son into this school as his previous school was not adequately protecting him. The principal here is incredible-I truly feel he wants to provide the best program for my son they can in this school. The head of Special Education is also an incredible woman who puts in lots of overtime planning for her students. I feel truley blessed we were lead to this school.
My experience with this school and all of APS has been pure disappointment. I now homeschool my kids and their education, behaviors and attitudes have improved dramatically. Homeschooling is easier than you think! If you're upset about public schools, why put your most precious treasures into them? Look into your options. Charter schools are also a great alternative. Follow your gut instincts and don't throw your children away!
This school is very unorganized and didn't seem to know they're students very well they also don't let students tell they're side of the story and are often just punished weather it was them or not! I was very displeased with this school!
Madison is a wonderful school. The staff is great. The band program is particular is superb. Keep up the good work.
My experience with Madison was not very good. The 8th grade counselor is very uninvolved, uninformed and not sympethetic to the emotional needs of our young people. My daughter entered in January 2006, she was placed in a math class that she did not belong, therefore her grade point average kept her from attending activities. When I finally spoke to her counselor, he had no idea of her previous math grade and said he wasn't the person I should talk to I asked who, and he didn't even know the princples phone extension.
I have had three student attend this school. It has been the worst experience I have ever had with a school. I had one child in Special Ed, One in regular Ed and one in the gifted program. There has been harrassment, poor judgement by the teachers and the main principal does not follow up when there are issues. The assistant principals are not bad. The counselors are horrible. I takes weeks to get a response and the response is usually: 'there is nothing that we can do.'
Unfortunatly our experiences with Madison have not been so great. The counseling team, I found, to be unwilling to help in certain cases. The administration is extremely slow in contacting parents when a call is made. For the most part, there are teachers who do care for the children but when there is a 'problem' teacher nothing is done to resolve the situation. And lastly, there is no communication with the families of the district concerning important events. If the information is sent out it is usually after the fact.
Academically this school is the best, the students are not so bad, teachers are great and caring, a must for those brand new 6th grade students, keep it up Madison!
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