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About This School

James Madison High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of James Madison High School is Marian Willard, whose e-mail is MWillard@dallasisd.org. 532 children attend James Madison High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 6% of the James Madison High School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 532 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James Madison High School is 12:1. Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 28%
Hispanic 24% 67%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 5%
Asian 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 86%
Limited English proficiency 6% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 79% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My School Is So Blessed and intelligent. Our Principle is very well kept and responsible.

  • (2 years ago)

    James Madison High School is a great school with a wonderful Principal and teaching staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am please with this school. The leadership is great and the principal cares about her students and staff. I would rate this small high school a five. Academic Excellence is number one.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has had a dramatic change From the new principal to the uniforms. It is very strict and the teachers are not that good but In security and discipline it is the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    This high school The Great James Madison High School is a smaller high school that has more cooperative learning from teachers and students. Trust me this school changes lives! It's a traditional school that has a legacy a great Code of Conduct an old quaint feeling that you will love (the kind of feeling when you walk in an older school in the first grade lol) and just because it's in South Dallas this school performs better than many other schools in the DISD (well except for Townview lol).

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had the privilege of being a part of 'The Great James Madison high School for about 7 years now and there has been some changes that I am very happy to see. The principal has done a wonderful job in turning this school around. The kids at this school are very intelligent and they needed some one to show them that love and support from the entire staff. Even though you can't change everyone you see more respect for our school. Ms. Willard and staff keep up the good work.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school! alot of people make rude comments about it but it's one of the best schools dallas has to offer. For along time this school has taken bad raps for stuff other schools were doing a fight breaks out they show madison on the news or low performing scores madisons at the top of the list. Madison has some of the brightest students in the district. If people would only stop a look at what these kids have going for them they would see a schools full of stars and they would try to help these kids be all they can be. Madison's hallway is filled with teachers staff andcoaches who inspire mentor and take care of it's students.If people would only stop the 'rival' mentality.Truth betold madison doesn't hold any grudges against it's so called 'rivals'.All i'm saying is that madison is the place to be because there help and hope.

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