Great teachers. We like that Enriched or Advanced classes have been offered. Would like to see more choices for students for electives. The principal is more concerned with enforcing small rules/micromanaging instead of connecting with students and parents. The teachers offer great instruction. The opportunity is there for this to be a stand out school, but the administration seems stuck on creating an institution instead of a community.
Love this school! 98% of the students are so kind and intelligent. The teachers are so great except for specific few. They really embrace teaching to every single student's individual learning style.
I just finished my middle school portion of my academic career and Madison middle school was an ok school the teachers are not strict just plain out rude some teachers pick favorites and no matter how much you file a complaint and parents call the principle does nothing I went there all 3 years and every year I had a teacher who would give you work, lose your work, or just give you an F even if you got the problem right. But there are those teachers who really do care and will work with you one on one to make sure you understand the concept. Now to the students there is a some bullying but not to much but there is a problem with drugs there is constantly students "smoking" so be sure to keep a close eye on who you child is hanging out with. There are some great after school programs and a great choice of electives. I play violin and the orchestra teacher there is amazing if you need help she will stay with you after school to help you. The band teacher is amazing to she helps all her students after school also. Over all Madison middle school is an ok school there is some problems but that's with all schools and it has some great programs. I would recommend coming here.
The teachers are caring and my child has shown great improvement from 6th grade and now going into 8th grade.
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.
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