School Details

Madison Exploratory School

202 East Douglas, Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 276-6140

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-6 72 students 16 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

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About this school

Madison Exploratory School is a public elementary school in Canon City. 72 children attend Madison Exploratory School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 72 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Madison Exploratory School is 16:1. Lincoln Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 88%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school was perfect they shouldn't have moved it though and the principle is the worst. She couldn't care less about the kids but everyone else is perfect!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my childs first year at Madison before this he was in the bigger public schools and all we ever heard was I don't want to go to school and he hated it. He is in the 4th grade now and this year has changed him! He told me one day while talking "Mom I really like this school I have good friends and the teachers really want to help me". Do you know what that is like for a parent to hear that I cried. Having him in this school is a God send. I would love it if he could go here until he went to high school. Teachers learning environment projects students are all wonderful. My child has completely changed his way of thinking about school due to the AMAZING Madison Exploratory School. I hope it is around for years so others can enjoy it as much as we have!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Great School. Awesome staff. Learning the way it was meant to be. Can not believe School board is trying to close this school. Most cost effective school in the district. See

  • (4 years ago)

    Madison Exploratory School is a 5 star School. The children learn to work as a team so that there is less chance to have a student fall behind. I am proud of my child because she is doing great at Madison and I'm sure her fellow students are as well. - A proud parent-

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been wonderful for our child since we came to Canon. After interviewing with all the schools in the area we were thrilled to find Madison. They are truly concerned with our child and their education. They do amazing projects and really get the kids involved together as a group. My child has never been more outgoing and absolutely thrilled to go to school. Isn't that what counts? The education level is well abover other schools my child has been in! My only concern is where she will go from here Madison only goes to 6th grade and the MS and Harrison do not have such great reputations.

  • (4 years ago)

    Truly my child was very unhappy with this school. She did not feel that she learned as much as she should and was teased constantly. She had no friends what so ever and that is my explanation for this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Madison has a 'Flat Dinosaur' that I took to Washington DC to the White House. 'Madison' the flat dinosaur got to play soccer with Barney--the first dog. When I brought the dinosaur back and met the teachers who facilitated this activity I realized these were first-class gals who love what they do. They are inovative and energetic young women who put their hearts and souls into their work! The kids loved seeing the pictures from 'Madison' at the Museum of Natural History with his relatives. Madison school cares!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great! My children go to this school and LOVE it. It is project based and everyone works together. It is 1-6 grade.

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