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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
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Madison Southern High School is an above average, public school located in Berea, KY. It has 1,203 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Madison Southern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
7 responses
Average ACT
24
245 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$43,618
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,000
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Football games and homecoming
    63%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • WOW Day
    11%
  • Basketball games
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • The Hypnotic Intoxication presentation
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,203
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
$9,324/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Madison Southern High School Reviews

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I love how caring the teachers and staff are! They are always going out of their way to check in on us and they go above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need to succeed. As far as the school building itself, its constantly being cleaned, bathrooms are cleaned every class period, yard is always mowed, etc. The food there isn't all so bad either, they have the best tasting food iv'e ever had at a school. We have drills about every month to keep the school safe, we go through all the drills as if they were real. Our resource team is fantastic, they are always caring for every student in the school, from needing shoes, clothes, and food to just wanting a little snack during the day our resource center is there.
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Madison Southern has been a great experience for my daughter, she has had great teachers and her Guidance Counselor has been amazing! The career paths that they have are diverse so that all students can find one to be involved in. She has excelled in her classes academically as well as in Volleyball and the fact that MSHS makes sure they are do well in the classroom as students before they do well in sports as a student athlete.
The staff members are very friendly. However, I would like to see an actual counselor/therapist employed for students to go see if they are having issues. We do have school counselors, but they seem to be more for scheduling rather than mental illnesses. The food is okay. Any students can create a club as long as they have a teacher to sponsor them. I wish we had more funding for the arts-- we live in a city "where art's alive" but the theatre and band programs don't receive funding. These programs help students experience growth and learn important skills, but don't have any funding. All money is raised by the students.