I love this school. Madison elementary has some of the warmest most helpful teachers and staff.my daughter who is now in Mr Rays class says he's a great teacher! Miss Elliott and Mrs Burke were also wonderful and still continue to be a great part of my daughters life.My daughter loves Mrs Kauffka(sorry if spelled wrong) her music teacher.Miss Stevenson for gym and her new gym teacher too.Let me just also add Terri Vauder is so great at keeping things running smoothly she's a very important part of this schools success in my opinion. I appreciate that when I had a question I get called back even by the superintendent. I'm glad we live in this township.Everyone is very pleasant and helpful.When my step son who has ADD and reactive attachment disorder and oppositional defiance disorder went to school Mrs Hinton and others were so helpful and kind although he could prove difficult in social situations.The EAP program was essential to him feeling successful. Thank you
I would love to have feed back from anyone who can! My son has been in the school for les than half the school year. He has attended two other schools in 6 yrs (k-5). He has always been a "joy to have in class". After a couple of months trying to get the teachers to involve me in his experience...as he's gone from an A/B student to a D/F "bully"!!!!
There are some very good teacher's at Madison. Ms. Elliot was excellent with my son last year; he's severly ADHD and was new to a structured environment. Even with that said, we found out in Feburary that he was putting in reading intervention in November. Since we attended a parent teacher conference two weeks after he was placed in it and my understanding is they need parental permission to even place him in it. The Principal flat out does not want parents involved; when my son came home with bite marks, bloody noses, black eyes etc and we would call the school to find out what happened (no, I don't always beileve my sons stories) we had to leave a message. The principal NEVER got back to us and when we would visit the school we were told "Its been dealt with"
Madison elementary is not a good school. If you have a child with special needs, do not send him/her to this school. In my opinion, their special education teachers are not prepared to provide the necessary services that each child needs and deserves.
I find Madison Elementary a very inviting school with a hard working staff and administration. The teachers seem to want the absolute best for their students. There have been many improvements this past year too! I like the direction I see Madison headed.
Being a parent from CA, I was very pleased with Madison elemntary. They have excellent staff, and offer nifty incentives to the students that cause the students to want to do their best.
After 2 long years at Madison Elementary, I have found that 'unprofessional' is the general standard. From student/teacher conversation content, to constant negativity about the facility and it's condtion heard everytime I go in. It is consistantly negative and unprofessional. The 'bad' students rule the school. and see very little punishment for unexcepable behavior. The new priciple has bigshot-itis, and doesn't give a welcoming feeling to any parent helping out at the school. The school complains about lack of parental support, but are treated like second class, and a bother, if they're to volunteer. Check yourself Madison, and Ms. Toledo!
Finally, things are starting to look better for Madison. A new (improved) principal and the PTO is getting better and better after years in a slump.
I was lucky enough to have been part of the Madison School staff as a student teacher, and I believe that the entire staff work extremely hard to make sure that every child reaches his or her potential. Especially since they are fighting an uphill battle with funding, parent involvement, and time constraints.
The parents at this school do not seem to be very involved and it is located in a fairly poor area. There are no extra activites available for the kids.
Great principal and teaching staff. Many parents avoid involvement with PTO due to overbearing leadership. Overall, best elementary in this struggling system.
I found the teacher my child had last year to be disinterested and overworked. The schedualing difficulties in the distric left her overburdened and in my opion her teching style was static and uncreative, though her many years of teaching should have given her some insight as to how to help my child. She simply didn't have the desire to take any extra steps. The principal was unsympathetic and very defensive when approached with a complaint about her teacher. She does not listen well and interupts to the point of being rude. Overall I feel this school failed to teach my child and In fact put a negative taste in my childs mouth about all things school related. Positive awards are not stressed like they are in other schools in the area. Communication between taecher and parent must be forced and promises for specific help for my child were not kept.
My daughter went to Madison, Kindergartin through 5th grade. The teachers are very professional and every teacher that she had loved their job, and we all know this is what makes a fabulous teacher. The teachers were attentive when I had questions or concerns. I am very sad to see Mr. Palimetakus go, as he was very positive with the kids and had a wonderful repore with them. We will miss Mrs. Hoffman as well.
I have 2 kids that attend this school. One in 3rd grade the other in 1st grade both have been here since grade K. All the teachers (from classroom to gym teachers) that I have met at this school are wonderful. The Principal is also wonderful. She is very involved with the kids. They make the kids feel important as well as take the time to meet or call you when you have questions or concerns. They encourage the parents to get involved as much as possible. My kids enjoy going to this school. I will send my kids here until it's time for them to go to Middle School.
My daughter went to Madison elementry from K thru 2 grade. All of her teachers were very good,(Mrs. Davis, Miss Whitis and Mrs. Emwalle) Only reason my daughter does not attend Madison any longer is that I wanted her to go to a christian school. If you cannot afford the tutition of a private school I do recomment Madison Elementry.
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