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Madison soars in top schools rankings

MADISON – James Clemens and Bob Jones high schools rank 7th and 8th respectively in the latest U.S. News & World Reports top 25 high school rankings in Alabama. That’s among 376 high schools spread across 138 school districts statewide, according to the April 21 report.

Here is a link to the national findings.

The U.S. News & World Reports study is the latest among a variety of studies looking at school excellence.
Madison City Schools  consistently places near the top of most studies.
The district last year placed among the 50 best school systems in America, according to a national education study group. It also was one of the few districts in Alabama with every single school earning an A on the 2019 State Department of Education Report card.
The ALSDE assessment gave the Madison district a grade of 96 overall, up from 92 the previous year.
All 11 Madison City Schools also received an A for the third consecutive year, with numerical scores improving in all but one school, which only slid from a 99 to a 98. Only eight out of 137 school systems statewide had every school earning an A.

NICHE, a national education research group, ranked MCS 46th out of 10,768 public school districts nationwide in its 2019-2020 report. NICHE ranked Madison City 2nd best in Alabama among 137 districts.

Individual MCS schools also fared well, with all landing in the top 1-2 percentile of America’s best schools.

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