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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  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 High School is an above average, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,086 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
4833 Doliva Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
Telephone
(858) 496-8410

Madison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1080
207 responses
Average ACT
23
60 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$70,290
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Median Home Value
$513,360
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
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    26%
  • School Dances
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Football games, dances,pep rallies and spirit week
    10%
  • Last Day of School
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,086
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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My experience at Madison High School in San Diego has been anything but ordinary. I started at Madison back in 2014 as a freshman. All my classes were great and challenged me greatly. The teachers and students really helped make my first year in high school great. During my sophomore year, I did leave Madison due to some emotional issues I was going through. The staff at madison totally understood and even though I wasn't at Madison for 2 years, they helped me out so much with my re-enrollment for my senior year. The counselors at Madison are great and I truly appreciate them for helping me out so much. The school is a great school and most of the staff truly love their job and the kids they teach. I recommend this school for any child that is college bound and wants to have a great education!
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Currently, I am a junior at Madison High School. The diversity at this school is so unique that there is no words for me to describe it. Each and every classroom is a place where a student can go and find themselves. We're very supportive of each other and when football season starts - you'll see every single student coming to support our Warhawks. We are one big family - a nest. Even after graduation, we come back to support each other as alumni. Teachers are so supportive and push you to challenge yourself. They want you to go far in life. They are your mentors, your friends and sometimes - your family. When preparing you for college, they don't sugar coat anything. I am currently enrolled in the AVID course which prepares you for college. It teaches you time management, how to use your planner and basically prepares you for life outside of high school.
Madison High School is what I was automatically forced into, like a cow into a slaughterhouse. Ever since my freshman year, I have been fed into classes with mediocre teachers that honestly could not care less about my education. I've only met about three who do, and that's a generous amount. (Shoutout to Mr. Stout and Ms. Chen!) Everyone here cares more about our state champion football team than anything else, and it's not like we even have the school spirit to back that up. I used to want to go to Yale. Everyone here has convinced me that my dreams were invalid because I never got the 1-on-1 assistance I longed for while planning out my collegiate aspirations. I've become so utterly hopeless and sad because of my experience here. I truly pray for a better experience in college.