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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Madison Metropolitan School District is an above average, public school district located in Madison, WI. It has 26,917 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1380
230 responses
Average ACT
27
1,429 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,917
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,690
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,601/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,906
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,068
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,100
National
$184,700

Madison Metropolitan School District Reviews

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I've been in the Madison Metropolitan School District since kindergarten and I have blossomed into a well rounded and devoted student. I definitely think that my school district has areas for improvement but overall I haven't had a bad experience. When I was in fourth grade my mother decided to put me in private school for the year. This was definitely different from MMSD. Now that I am older I better understand the differences between the schools and what they meant. For instance, the private school I went to had far more resources than my public elementary school yet was far less diverse. Race was something I didn't worry about too much as a child but it was something I noticed. While I never had any racists experiences at that school MMSD was a much safer place for an African-American student and I'm glad my mother decided to move me back for my fifth-grade year. MMSD was a good school district I just hope they can diversify their teaching staff and receive more government funding.
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As a current high school student I feel like the Madison Metropolitan school district does not provide enough resources to the minority students. My experience in this school district has had its ups and downs. Although I appreciate the meetings that are held to discuss the issue of helping more African American kids be on the right path to graduate, nothing is ever done to fulfill these promises or even to prepare more African American students for life after high school. I feel like the school district needs to encourage the minority students into joining more clubs, and taking more Ap college classes, or honor classes instead of expecting the bare minimum from these students. One thing about the school district that I did like is the variety of sports that are available for students. I was able to join a sport which allowed me to meet new people who I became close friends with.
I was in the Madison Metropolitian School District (also known as MMSD) starting from kindergarten through graduating high school. I will say that my experience was nothing short of enlightening. I wanted to use the term enlightening because now I go to college in a less diverse area up north of Madison and it made me realize how diverse MMSD really is. MMSD allowed me to grow up in an environment where everyone appreciated and learned from each others cultures. Being a minority myself, diversity is a huge part of my life and I think the accepting culture that MMSD gives its students is something that not a lot of school districts can mimic.