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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Madison County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Ridgeland, MS. It has 13,252 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Madison County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1260
104 responses
Average ACT
25
902 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,252
Free or Reduced Lunch
37.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,745
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$110,577,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,322/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$57,387
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,900
National
$184,700

Madison County School District Reviews

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I love my school and school district so much! When people in my area attend private schools, I am also shocked because we have the best public school system. The teachers are so kind and really want to impact each students life for the better. They are all well qualified for the subjects they teach. I love everything about my school from the campus, students and teachers, to the pep rallies, school dances, and Friday night lights. I couldn't ask for a better public school district, and I wouldn't go to a private school even if I could!
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Madison county schools are top of the line. They have qualified teachers and staff. I am currently a student at Velma Jackson High school. The students there are very nice and you get to experience a lot of different cultural backgrounds. If I had to recommend Velma Jackson or the Madison county school district I will absolutely stand behind my words when I say that it is one of the best schools in the Madison county area. We have a advanced digital media program, student organizations, athletics as well as lots of student involvement in school wide activities and functions.Now with the educational point of view, the teachers really make a connection with the students. They teach the standards while teaching life skills and preparing us for the future. Lots of the students that have graduated from Velma Jackson have went on to own their own business, become singers, professional athletes and some even politicians. Velma Jackson is the top of my list of recommended schools.
Overall I have had a pretty good experience at Madison Central. I think we have a wide variety of clubs offered as well as clubs being created. I think the administration as a whole could open up to the idea of more political student body environment. I personally would love to see more student-driven political clubs like "Students Demand Action" and "Young Highschool Democrats for America", but since it is very conservative and right-leaning there is a split in what is allowed and what isn't. I do think that they are starting to loosen up and maybe in the next few years clubs like this will be added if people stand up!