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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Madison Central High School is an above average, public school located in Richmond, KY. It has 1,971 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Madison Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1230
18 responses
Average ACT
24
449 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$34,532
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$664
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Games
    29%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Archery and class are how I meet new people.
    10%
  • Club days
    10%
  • Marching band competitions
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,971
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,324/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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After attending MCHS for a total of 4 years, this year being my last as part of the graduating class of 2020, I’ve been able to see the pros and cons that come with the school’s environment.
MCHS has a welcoming environment, dedicated staff, and a very open relationship with students. Diversity is rich, meaning anybody and everybody from all different types of schools are brought together to socialize and interact.
The staff members are quick to work and function as well as ensure that a student feels welcome, safe, and secure in their learning environment. Teachers sit down with students and are willing to give students extra time to learn if needed and are very expressive about listening to students if they’re to ever vocalize their concerns.
Madison Central has had its negative moments but, overall, the school has a welcoming community of students and teachers alike.
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I was a student at Madison Central High School for the past four years. The school has around 2,000 students and the building is smaller than it should be. Personally, I think that the school district needs another school to further improve the high school experience for each individual student in the Madison County School system. At Madison Central, there is a program for highly accomplished students called the Advanced Scholars Academy. Through this program students can be immersed into a rigorous education. Madison Central has excellent teachers in the math department, but average teachers across other departments.
The overall school quality was divided- if you weren't in Pre-AP or AP the classes became a joke where most of the time people were interrupting classes or the content taught was so low level that basically just doing the work and showing up was enough for an A. Most of the teachers were just 'doing their job' and trying to go the curriculum as fast as possible, but there were some very standout teachers that I will remember for the rest of my life. Lucianne Junker(Latin), Benjamin Osborne (European history), Peter Edwards (Art), Mr. Bingham(English II) were the teachers I can say that actually made me interested and more knowledgeable in those subjects that they taught.