The Madison Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in Wisconsin and serves over 27,000 students in 49 schools. The district covers approximately 65 square miles including all or part of the cities of Madison and Fitchburg, the villages of Maple Bluff and Shorewood Hills, and the towns of Blooming Grove, Burke and Madison.

The MMSD is committed to ensuring that every school is a thriving school that prepares every student graduate high school well-equipped for college, careers and their community.

Developed together with our staff, families, students and community members, our Strategic Framework describes our strategy as a district. Together, we have set out to close the gaps in opportunity that lead to gaps in achievement, and to be the model of what a strong, successful public school district looks like.

For general information about the schools and the school district, you are invited to contact us.

Our Students.
27,149 students.
Demographic information:
African American - 18%
Asian - 9%
Hispanic - 20%
White - 44%
Two or more races - 9%
Pacific Islander - less than 1%
Native American - less than 1%.
93.57% attendance rate.
Over 100 languages spoken.
27% English Language Learners.
14% students receiving special education services.
19% advanced learners in grades K-8.
48% low income.
81% graduates enrolled in postsecondary education.
Our Schools and Staff.
5,468 staff members.
32 elementary schools.
12 middle schools.
4 comprehensive high schools.
2 alternative secondary schools.
Schools offering dual-language immersion: 14.
Average elementary class size: 18-26.
82% voter approval of 2015 $41M facilities referendum.
56.6% staff with a Masters' degree or higher.
$419.8 million budget for the 2015-16 school year.
$12,546 per-student spending.
Moving the Needle.
81.6% ACT Participation Rate, compared to 63.5% statewide.
Graduation rates on the rise: 76.2% in 2012, 78.3% in 2013, 79.4% in 2014, 80.4% in 2015.
+10: Nearly 10 point gains in reading and math across elementary schools since Strategic Framework implementation.

*Data accurate as of July 1, 2016