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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Madison County High School is an above average, public school located in Danielsville, GA. It has 1,441 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Madison County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
166 responses
Average ACT
24
41 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$56,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Median Home Value
$101,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    38%
  • Pep Rallys
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    8%
  • Yearbook Signing Day
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,441
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,546
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$11,247/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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My experiences at Madison County High School were generally positive, although it failed to adequately prepare me to enter into college. Not that the academics were below-average by any means, I've performed exceptionally well as a student, and I managed to adapt to collegiate-style courses with relative ease. The problem lies in the administrative and advisory sector. As a student, I went years without knowing about the importance of extracurricular activities, grades, and general involvement in regard to constructing a competitive college application, and lacking that critical information made applying and then transitioning into college a deeply unpleasant experience to me. Overall, the academic sector is satisfactory, but the long-term advising is disappointingly underdeveloped.
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Overall, MCHS offers a wide range of classes of very diverse subjects (from agriculture and construction to technology, art, and music), taught by some extraordinarily wonderful, engaging, and experienced teachers. Teachers are even encouraged to stand out and step up their teaching game through the opportunity to be recognized on the "Teacher of the Year" plaque at the entryway of the main building (this plaque is generally pretty accurate). Students are encouraged to be kind and dedicated by the school faculty and administration through several rewards for high grades, perfect attendance, etc. The best meal is the Boom Boom Chicken Wrap, which combines sour-dough bread with a slice of cheddar cheese, a few strips of chicken, and slices of bacon, all rolled up into one delicious sandwich and topped with Boom Boom sauce. The only thing that I would do is get rid of the hand blow dryers in the bathroom and replace them with paper towel dispensers because the blow dryers barely work.
I came from Clarke County. I think Madison County is not only more flexible with the students’ schedules, but also more focused on the students’ futures. At my old school, we had personal laptops. Although at MCHS we don’t get this privilege because of the school’s income, I believe the staff go that extra mile to make sure every student is safe and well-maintained. Some students may be mean to others, but kids are always cruel. Minorities aren’t really heard of in Madison County, and being a latina, I have experienced some forms of “bullying.” But the teachers will do their best to make sure everyone is treated right and fair. I believe this school is the right place for me.