About Madison City Schools

  • 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. Click this link for a summary on the formation of Madison City Schools. The video below is a brief documentary featuring some of the original instigators for change.


    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.


    Madison City Schools has a $87 million 2018-19 operating budget and employs 1,210 full time employees. Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is approximately 11,300 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 community of approximately 2,500 residents, including 461 students in Madison City Schools (2018 figures). Although it has not experienced the same growth rate as Madison, it too has benefited from the increase in technology based businesses coming to the North Alabama area. A large percentage of Triana residents work in technology related business and industry.

    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. Parents are active in their support of school functions by participating in booster clubs, PTA, school events, and school volunteer programs.