Madison Elementary

Summary:

Madison Elementary is a public elementary school in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, serving 649 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the St. Cloud Public School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite having a diverse student population, Madison Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom 25% of Minnesota elementary schools over the past 10 years. The school's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is significantly below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in math, reading, and science were 33.33%, 37.27%, and 32.18%, respectively, compared to the state averages of 45.49%, 49.92%, and 39.21%. Additionally, Madison Elementary has a very high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, with 73.81% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Westwood Elementary, which is only 1.88 miles away, the contrast in academic performance is stark. Westwood Elementary had significantly higher proficiency rates in math (49.73%), reading (45.16%), and science (41.82%) compared to Madison Elementary. The challenges faced by Madison Elementary appear to be systemic, affecting all student subgroups, including English Language Learners and students with special needs, who also struggle academically at the school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2805 9th St N
       Saint Cloud, MN  56303-8888


(320) 370-6330

District: St. Cloud Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
646th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,943 Help


Students who attend Madison Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    North Junior High
High:    Apollo Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  649

Racial breakdown:

African American:
42.2%
White:
31.0%
Two or more races:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.8% Help


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Compare Details Madison Elementary ranks worse than 76.6% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 5th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the St. Cloud Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Madison Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (42.2%), White (31%), two or more races (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Madison Elementary is 19.2. 4 elementary schools in the St. Cloud Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Madison Elementary is $12,943. 5 elementary schools in the St. Cloud Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Madison Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison Elementary 646th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Madison Elementary in the ranking list.)

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St. Cloud Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Cloud Public School District 329th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Madison Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 32.57 540th 676 20.1%
2005 24.26 592nd 685 13.6%
2006 36.49 606th 756 19.8%
2007 28.43 665th 777 14.4%
2008 28.37 659th 781 15.6%
2010 40.60 617th 803 23.2%
2011 27.54 679th 814 16.6%
2012 26.06 699th 820 14.8%
2013 15.76 734th 824 10.9%
2014 23.14 699th 826 15.4%
2015 11.87 754th 840 10.2%
2016 12.62 761st 848 10.3%
2017 9.08 772nd 853 9.5%
2018 15.66 737th 847 13.0%
2019 13.74 763rd 870 12.3%
2021 18.84 713th 869 18.0%
2022 17.44 720th 858 16.1%
2023 25.84 648th 845 23.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.13 83rd 98 15.3%
2019 8.95 94th 96 2.1%
2021 10.46 43rd 45 4.4%
2022 9.04 84th 87 3.4%
2023 7.39 77th 77 0.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.14 160th 242 33.9%
2019 32.24 185th 239 22.6%
2021 43.65 85th 175 51.4%
2022 38.92 154th 256 39.8%
2023 55.74 91st 276 67.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.39 371st 463 19.9%
2019 20.71 440th 515 14.6%
2021 13.05 392nd 417 6.0%
2022 46.99 273rd 500 45.4%
2023 28.93 407th 524 22.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.45 648th 728 11.0%
2019 13.78 680th 740 8.1%
2021 26.68 540th 683 20.9%
2022 24.99 534th 663 19.5%
2023 30.58 582nd 774 24.8%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.81 2nd 4 50.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.87 676th 774 12.7%
2019 9.79 721st 787 8.4%
2021 16.14 669th 783 14.6%
2022 12.82 703rd 799 12.0%
2023 29.48 592nd 787 24.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.19 689th 779 11.6%
2019 20.54 670th 798 16.0%
2021 22.35 637th 784 18.8%
2022 22.63 659th 808 18.4%
2023 22.79 646th 799 19.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.09 235th 266 11.7%
2019 19.68 244th 283 13.8%
2021 30.44 164th 227 27.8%
2022 31.39 208th 282 26.2%
2023 41.72 151st 279 45.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.60 217th 220 1.4%
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Rank History for White students at Madison Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.48 606th 712 14.9%
2019 17.56 667th 722 7.6%
2021 32.92 544th 710 23.4%
2022 26.34 606th 725 16.4%
2023 39.73 462nd 712 35.1%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Open Quote We need to move so our son can go to a good school. Getting an education from stray dogs would be more beneficial than what Madison has to offer. Everyone needs to be fired. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Open Quote Madison has a diverse population and offers a Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program teaching students the cirriculum in Mandarin Chinese allowing students to learn to read, write and speak fluently in Mandarin while retaining English as their primary language. This program has raised the bar for test results and the school is in high demand in the area. Similarly, ISD 742 offers Spanish Immersion at its Clearview School. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Madison Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 599 1 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 609
1989 592 5 5 3 7 n/a n/a 0 612
1990 615 8 5 7 3 n/a n/a 0 638
1991 640 12 33 5 4 n/a n/a 0 694
1992 653 10 27 5 3 n/a n/a 0 698
1993 641 0 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1994 653 1 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1995 580 4 8 5 1 n/a n/a 0 598
1996 580 4 8 5 1 n/a n/a 0 598
1997 544 6 12 1 5 n/a n/a 0 568
1998 527 3 13 3 9 n/a n/a 0 555
1999 509 15 13 2 8 n/a n/a 0 547
2000 481 15 17 3 8 n/a n/a 0 524
2001 439 12 16 5 3 n/a n/a 0 475
2002 387 27 21 10 6 n/a n/a 0 451
2003 387 27 21 10 6 n/a n/a 0 451
2004 525 45 32 13 5 n/a n/a 0 620
2005 472 65 27 13 11 n/a n/a 0 588
2006 384 64 27 21 9 n/a n/a 0 505
2007 396 71 20 27 12 n/a n/a 0 526
2008 404 109 24 37 16 n/a n/a 0 590
2009 336 120 23 25 10 n/a n/a 0 514
2010 347 129 24 18 5 n/a n/a 0 523
2011 390 142 19 20 4 2 52 0 629
2012 464 158 23 27 5 2 59 0 738
2013 433 174 29 40 9 2 73 0 760
2014 428 197 21 47 8 0 78 0 779
2015 400 235 25 57 7 0 70 0 794
2016 368 262 16 54 7 0 79 0 786
2017 294 260 13 39 5 0 56 0 667
2018 278 296 17 42 4 0 62 0 699
2019 269 308 23 38 8 1 65 0 712
2020 244 323 26 45 8 1 70 0 717
2021 217 300 25 45 5 1 80 0 673
2022 212 287 22 60 7 2 80 0 670
2023 201 274 20 59 5 2 88 0 649

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Madison Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 609 21.5 28.3 16.3
1989 612 24.5 24.9 14.1
1990 638 24.6 25.9 13.9
1991 694 30.8 22.5 15.3
1992 698 26.6 26.2 19.1
1993 656 27.1 24.2 21
1994 667 27.4 24.3 21.9
1995 598 0.0 0.0 20.6
1996 598 0.0 0.0 20.6
1997 568 35.1 16.2 21.1
1998 555 n/a 0.0 23.6
1999 547 38.3 14.3 23.8
2000 524 41.1 12.7 34.7
2001 475 35.2 13.5 35.2
2002 451 33.8 13.3 41.2
2003 451 33.8 13.3 41.2
2004 620 40.7 15.2 50.2
2005 588 42.1 14.0 46.8
2006 505 38.8 13.0 45.7
2007 526 38.1 13.8 48.1
2008 590 36.2 16.3 55.4
2009 514 35.1 14.6 59.9
2010 523 41.0 12.7 61.4
2011 629 39.9 15.7 64.9
2012 738 43.2 17.0 63.6
2013 760 47.9 15.8 66.1
2014 779 52.3 14.8 67.1
2015 794 51.0 15.5 68.3
2016 786 55.0 14.2 68.3
2017 667 52.6 12.6 70.2
2018 699 48.5 14.3 71.8
2019 712 53.4 13.3 71.5
2020 717 44.8 15.9 70.4
2021 673 44.6 15.0 61.5
2022 670 45.6 14.6 62.4
2023 649 33.8 19.2 73.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Madison Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 609 21.5 28.3 16.3
1989 612 24.5 24.9 14.1
1990 638 24.6 25.9 13.9
1991 694 30.8 22.5 15.3
1992 698 26.6 26.2 19.1
1993 656 27.1 24.2 21
1994 667 27.4 24.3 21.9
1995 598 0.0 0.0 20.6
1996 598 0.0 0.0 20.6
1997 568 35.1 16.2 21.1
1998 555 n/a 0.0 23.6
1999 547 38.3 14.3 23.8
2000 524 41.1 12.7 34.7
2001 475 35.2 13.5 35.2
2002 451 33.8 13.3 41.2
2003 451 33.8 13.3 41.2
2004 620 40.7 15.2 50.2
2005 588 42.1 14.0 46.8
2006 505 38.8 13.0 45.7
2007 526 38.1 13.8 48.1
2008 590 36.2 16.3 55.4
2009 514 35.1 14.6 59.9
2010 523 41.0 12.7 61.4
2011 629 39.9 15.7 64.9
2012 738 43.2 17.0 63.6
2013 760 47.9 15.8 66.1
2014 779 52.3 14.8 67.1
2015 794 51.0 15.5 68.3
2016 786 55.0 14.2 68.3
2017 667 52.6 12.6 70.2
2018 699 48.5 14.3 71.8
2019 712 53.4 13.3 71.5
2020 717 44.8 15.9 70.4
2021 673 44.6 15.0 61.5
2022 670 45.6 14.6 62.4
2023 649 33.8 19.2 73.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Madison Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,943

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Madison Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 763rd of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 648th of 845 Elementary schools
 11%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Madison Elementary)5040.5
 9.5%
   3rd Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)5039.1
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Madison Elementary)29.531.9
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)38.132.2
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Madison Elementary)33.330
 3.3%
   4th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)43.636.5
 7.1%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Madison Elementary)29.931.5
 1.6%
   4th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)37.432
 5.4%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Madison Elementary)25.729.7
 4%
   5th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)36.829.5
 7.3%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Madison Elementary)41.448.4
 6.9%
   5th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)51.645.7
 5.9%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Madison Elementary)29.132.2
 3.1%
   5th Grade Science (St. Cloud Public School District)43.835
 8.8%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students712649
 8.8%
African American308274
 11%
American Indian85
 37.5%
Asian2320
 13%
Hispanic3859
 55.3%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White269201
 25.3%
Two or More Races6588
 35.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.5%73.8%
 2.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Madison Elementary

Students who attend Madison Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : North Junior High
High : Apollo Senior High

Students at Madison Elementary are 42% African American, 31% White, 14% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 649 students attended Madison Elementary.

Madison Elementary ranks in the bottom 23.4% of Minnesota elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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