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Why Choose Madison

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Madison is an "A" rated district with high performing students and staff dedicated to inspiring passion for learning and leading.

Welcome from Superintendent Guerin

Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Guerin

Whether you are a resident in our community or a new family interested in learning more about our district, we are thrilled to welcome you to Madison.

Madison School District is dedicated to providing caring, innovative, and academically strong experiences for our students. We take great pride in our Signature Programs, which ensures families have the opportunity to choose the academic program that will be the right fit for their child and allow students to discover and explore their passion for learning. 

Thank you for your interest in the Madison School District, and we are excited to have you as part of our community.

Madison School District

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Madison School District, established in 1890, currently serves nearly 6,000 students from preschool to eighth grade across eight schools. Throughout our more than 130-year history, we have focused on our commitment to educating Arizona’s children and preparing them for the future. We provide a solid educational foundation and embrace their natural curiosity to help them develop into lifelong learners.

Madison is more than just a school district - we are a community. The generational ties across the district are truly unique. Many of our community members, and teachers and staff were Madison students. We often hear stories from parents who are also former Madison students and have chosen to send their own children to our schools. This special connection and deep community roots speaks volumes about the quality of education and lasting impact of the Madison experience. This belief and commitment to carrying on the Madison legacy exemplifies the excellence and value that we bring to our students, families, staff and community.

Student Achievement

The combination of Madison's dedication to educating and supporting our students, staff, and families results in outstanding student performance, with students regularly scoring higher than the state average on standardized testing.

Learn more about Madison student achievement

Awards & Recognitions

Our students, staff and schools are recognized for their achievements and excellence at the local, state and national levels. Six Madison schools were named 2024 "Best" schools by U.S. News & World Report. For a comprehensive list, please visit our Awards & Recognitions page.

More Awards & Recognitions

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan is centered around our mission to foster success for all through dynamic, engaging, and relevant learning experiences, with a focus on students' academic, social, and emotional growth.

We are committed to being student-focused, ensuring that their needs are the driving force behind all decision making. We prioritize leadership, and providing opportunities for all to contribute to the success of the organization. We emphasize innovation, aiming to develop curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking to drive dynamic learning for all. In addition to our Strategic Plan, our district systems and processes have been accredited by the international Cognia organization.

Read our Strategic Plan

Programs, Clubs & Activities

Our schools offer Signature Programs which allow students to develop their talents and explore new opportunities. The integration of specialty programs with traditional academic subjects helps students become more engaged in their classes and have a more rounded educational experience.

Our Signature Programs include:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
  • Spanish Immersion
  • REACH - Profoundly Gifted
  • Traditional Academy

We offer before and after school programsschool break camps, athletics, and a variety of other clubs and activities where students have a productive and safe environment to enjoy fun, supervised activities with their peers.

Student & Family Support

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We know that students learn best when they feel safe, supported and cared for. Our "whole child" approach addresses the academic, social, and emotional wellbeing of our students. Students learn to work together, respect one another, practice positive behaviors and create caring school cultures where everyone can learn and grow.

We implement multi-tiered systems of supports to make sure each student receives the help and support they need to be successful. We work with families to ensure they have the knowledge and resources needed to best support their child.

Heath & Wellness

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The District Wellness Committee works to support the health and wellness of both students and staff. 

The District Wellness Committee's goal is to involve parents, students, food service staff, physical education teachers, school health professionals and administrators in a collaborative approach to support, nutrition education and promotion, physical activity, and other school-based initiatives that promote health and wellness.

Financial Stability

Providing our students with resources and opportunities requires strong and responsible financial planning. As a result of our optimized use of financial resources, including funding through voter approved Bond and Override ballot initiatives, we are proud to be able to provide our students with strong educational resources, technology, and safe, modern learning spaces designed to enhance student learning.

Madison has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for more than 30 years and has a "Aaa" bond rating from Moody’s Investor Service.

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Dedicated and Professional Teachers and Staff

Our focus on inspiring passion for learning and leading extends beyond our students. All Madison teachers and staff are provided opportunities for professional development to help them grow and continue to be the best educational professionals for our students.

Our teachers, administrators and staff are regularly recognized for their achievements and dedication to their work and students. Madison teachers have been honored as Arizona IB Teacher of the Year, Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year, semi-finalist for the Arizona Teacher of the Year, and more. 14 Madison teachers are designated as National Board Certified Teachers, an optional certification demonstrating their commitment to educational excellence.

Become a Part of Madison

Ready to learn more about joining the Madison family? Visit our Signature Programs page to learn more about our programs and schools. Interested in seeing our programs in action and learn about enrollment? Visit our Tours & Enrollment section.

Tours & Enrollment Information

We are always looking for great people to join our team and help make a positive impact for our students. Visit our jobs section to learn more about working for Madison.

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