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About This School

Madison Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 375 students go to Madison Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 77% of the 375 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Madison Elementary School is 12:1. Cattell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 42% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    While this school is fine for children without special needs I would not recommend it for kids with special needs. They do not believe in "labels" and are against IEPs... which means that if your child has a special need... they may not get the services they need (and likely won't get any services without a fight). They particularly lack in ability to identify and recognize disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders (even when a child is already diagnosed). Otherwise it is a small school great for kids with no special needs who do not have difficulty making friends (a little cliquey at times).

  • (10 years ago)

    My grandson attended Madison for the last 5 years. He has some special needs and his needs were more than met by the wonderful school staff. Not just the teachers but everyone is always so helpful. I am sure if it weren't for the dedication of the staff at Madison he would not have done as well as he has. He is now in 6th grade and will be attending McCombs. I can not begin to tell you how very much all the help we have gotten has made our lives so much richer. Thank you for such a wonderful school and all the great memories.

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