About Madison City Schools
Empowering Students For Global Success.
The City of Madison Board of Education, with effective leadership and community cooperation, will provide all students a nurturing, safe and effective learning environment, an uncompromising excellence in instruction, a relevant and rigorous curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities so they can achieve their fullest potential, strive toward global learning, compete globally in the work force and contribute positively to society.
The Madison City School System is located just west of Huntsville in Madison, Ala., serving Madison and Triana. The System was established in 1998 after separating from the Madison County School System and consists of two high schools, two middle schools, seven elementary schools and a stand alone PreK Center. A new elementary school, Midtown Elementary, opened in 2021 and a new middle school (Journey Middle) is scheduled to open in fall 2022. MCS has consistently seen enrollment increases and remains as one of the fastest growing school districts in Alabama (March 2020 growth analysis report).
Madison City Schools has a $108 million FY-2021 operating budget and employs 1,332 full time employees. Enrollment at the start of the 2021 school year was unofficially 12,200 students. Test scores on national standardized tests are above the national average at all schools. Madison has a population of approximately 50,000. It is an affluent suburban community, with residents working in highly technical jobs with companies such as SCI, Intergraph, Boeing, as well as the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and NASA. Over 69% of adults in Madison hold Bachelor's or advanced degrees.
The town of Triana just south of Madison is a small but rapidly growing community that is a valuable partner to Madison City Schools. October 2020 records show approximately 571 students from Triana attending Madison City Schools. Like Madison, a large percentage of Triana residents work in technology related business and industry in the Huntsville metro region.
Citizens of both communities believe in quality education for their children and have demonstrated that by raising their ad valorem taxes in support of education, including a 12-mil increase in October 2019 to build additional schools. Parents are active in their support of school functions by participating in booster clubs, PTA, school events, and school volunteer programs.