Madison County’s Pre-K through college students will have access to the highest level of quality education in the United States. The public, private, and parochial schools will create an exceptional learning environment that engages, challenges, and supports all students preparing them to pursue post-secondary education as well as other career opportunities.

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When families are asked why they choose to make Madison County home, the resounding answer is the quality of Madison County Schools.

Madison County Schools is the highest scoring county school district in Mississippi to achieve an "A" rating based on the statewide accountability model. Consistently strong academic performance is a hallmark of Madison County Schools. More National Merit Semifinalists have graduated from Madison County Schools than any other public, private, or parochial school in the state.

With more than 13,000 students, Madison County Schools is the fifth largest school district in the state of Mississippi, serving the communities of Camden, Farmhaven, Flora, Gluckstadt, Madison and Ridgeland. Over the last 20 years, the District has grown from nine schools to 23 campuses currently in operation. Individually, we are Falcons, Jaguars, Mavericks and Titans, but together we are Madison County Schools.

Across Madison County, students have opportunities to participate and excel in sports, arts, and technology. With the creation of the 1:M program, all students in middle school have access to Mac computers in the classroom, and all high school students have their own MacBooks to take home.

Students can join award-winning debate teams, enroll in advanced placement and dual-credit classes, and develop cutting-edge programming on the robotics team. Madison County Schools’ sports teams are high-level competitors, often bringing home championships and inspiring a culture of school pride.

Specialized career academies prepare students for a future that can only be imagined. Labs and classrooms at each of Madison County Schools’ four high schools are equipped to encourage students to explore hi-tech digital multimedia, robotics, biomedical courses, culinary arts, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. Madison County Schools’ teachers strive to motivate students with care and compassion, engaging students in a broad range of subjects.

The District’s motto is “Madison County Schools: Mark of Excellence!” MCS is strongly committed to offering a challenging education, and that commitment is evident in the programs and opportunities available to students. The goal of Madison County Schools is to help each child reach his or her fullest potential and for each child to excel. Put simply, MCS strives to motivate, educate, and graduate.

Madison County Schools educates students to prepare them for college and beyond, graduating the next generation of leaders not only for Madison County but also for the nation and world.


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Dr. Don Burnham

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