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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Madison High School is an above average, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,023 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Madison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1080
230 responses
Average ACT
23
66 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-
Median Household Income
$83,141
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,849
National
$949
Median Home Value
$577,657
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
1,023
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
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
21:1
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
C+
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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Many of the teachers at Madison are very engaging with students, and work hard to ensure their success. The administration is friendly, and they work hard to provide opportunities to the students. However, the advanced courses are limited, as Madison is a fairly small school compared to others in the district.
Madison High School is certainly a unique place but in a good way. Although the school lacks spirit, the students definitely show academic promise as they take on difficult courses. There school isn't well funded and thus can´t reach its maximum potential. Its a really good school considering the low resources.