Madison City Schools scored big in the annual U.S. News and World Report "Best Schools in America" rankings for 2021. https://www.usnews.com/education/k12 Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools placed in the top 4 percent nationally among nearly 24,000 ranked high schools across the U.S. Bob Jones landed at 678th and James Clemens at 978th. Again, that's out of 24,000 public high schools. The statewide rankings placed BJHS at 6th and JCHS 10th in Alabama. The study last year listed JCHS 7th and BJHS 8th. The U.S. News and World Reports analysis looked at college readiness, AP (Advanced Placement) participation and scores, math/reading proficiency, graduation rates and other indicators to rank the schools.
Middle Schools and elementary schools are ranked statewide in the U.S. News and World Report study but not nationally.
Liberty Middle placed 9th in Alabama and Discovery 13th of 415 Alabama middle schools.
All MCS elementary schools were also top performers in Alabama. Heritage led the MCS pack at 5th in Alabama, with Mill Creek a close 14th. The remainding MCS elementary schools scored in the top 7 percent and lower. Keep in mind that is among 800-plus elementary schools.