School Details

Madison Elementary School

9075 Chance Place, Ruther Glen, VA 22546
(804) 448-2171
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 546 students 9 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

72%
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Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Caroline County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
67%
70%
69%
73%
80%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Caroline County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
72%
73%
62%
65%
71%
87%
77%
74%
85%
77%
73%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Caroline County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
67%
72%
62%
64%
70%
87%
84%
86%
74%
63%
72%
85%
77%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Caroline County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Madison Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ruther Glen. The principal of Madison Elementary School is Scott Belako. 546 students attend Madison Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 54% of the 546 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Madison Elementary School is 9:1. Carmel School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 56%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 32%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Madison Elementary is a caring and nurturing environment. The teachers are knowledgeable and care about the students. The office staff and administration are easy to work with and care about the students. I am looking forward to another great year!

  • (1 year ago)

    I TRULY ENJOY MES I WENT TO THE SCHOOL WHEN IT WAS LADY SMITH PRIMARY MY DAUGHTER NOW GOES AND IT IS THE SAME FAMILY FRIENDLY AND GOAL ACHIEVING SCHOOL IT WAS WHEN I ATTENDED THERE. MY DAUGHTER IS NOW IN THE 1ST GRADE AND HAS HAD WONDERFUL TEACHERS FROM HER KG TEACHER MRS SMITH TO NOW HER 1ST MS PAVIE I AM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE GOTTEN BOTH TEACHERS FOR HER.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended MES since the middle of his kindergarten year. He is now in 2nd grade. He is extremely shy and our wonderful staff and teachers have gone above and beyond to encourage him to come out of his shell. He has good grades and perfect citizenship. Our school may not be fancy on the outside but the heart is there on the inside. Small classes with teachers that care...

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers and staff at Madison Elementary are wonderful. The administration and office staff are very helpful and welcoming. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son attended MES for two years. His academic achievement plummeted during those two years. The teachers are underpaid in comparison to surrounding counties. We saw two good teachers leave to take positions in other divisions. The division seems to be a training ground for new graduates. The facilities are shocking. The children sit on the dirty cafeteria floor during assemblies as there is no auditorium. The principal last year was unapproachable lacked kindness and was highly punitive. This was largely true for the 5th grade teachers as well with the exception of Mrs. Brown. The principal and some teachers discussed private matters regarding my child in public areas of the school as other children walked past. My child went from scoring advanced on SOLs and benchmarks to scoring "proficient" (aka average). He went from practically straight A's to C's and D's. Moving to Caroline County was the biggest mistake of my life.

  • (2 years ago)

    Madison Elementary is not a bad school our oldest son attended and had no issues. Our younger son was another story. The first principal we had there was Mrs.Heingardner who was adored by the children and staff. She was on track to make Madison a truly great school. HOWEVER...she was transferred to another school within the county to work her magic there and since then the school seems to be on a slow downhill slide. Some of the staff can be vindictive towards the children and we ran into this with our youngest son last year. So much so that we decided to make the switch to private school for him. The last month of school at Madison was geared towards benchmark testing and SOL's anyway so several weeks of what could have been new instruction were lost. Our son got "burned out" on all the repetition and drilling and couldn't understand why they kept making him do the same work over and over. He aced his SOL's but did not use the test taking method his teacher preferred so she banned him from the pizza party AND the sub sandwich lunch. I am told by a parent whose child still attends Madison that they now see many behavioral problems with students. I'm just glad we're gone!

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school that all three of my children attend. i always feel welcome and my help is enlisted at all times. the teachers are willing to work with me and despite me to teach and love my kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    We LOVE this school! My daughter has been going there for 3 yrs now and she LOVES it!!! I always feel welcome and feel like I know most of the teachers already!

  • (4 years ago)

    Last year we had a great teacher but this year it does not even seem like the same School we can not talk to this teacher!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended Ladysmith Primary for 3 years. I find the staff to be exceptional. There is a great feeling when you walk into this school. Not only does learning occur here but one can tell that the staff truly cares for the children and each other. There is a sense of family here. I believe that kind of environment is the most conducive to learning and helps develop our children into more kind and responsible adults. Job well done!

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