All Madison Public Schools Named Schools of Distinction

MADISON- Madison Public Schools prides itself on the exemplary educational opportunity we provide every student, every day. The high-caliber teaching and learning that happens in our classrooms prepares our students to be productive members of an ever-changing society, utilizing our profile of a graduate throughout our system. Our staff bring their focus and attention to the improvement of teaching and learning each day. The District’s long history of academic success needs no validation; however, we are pleased to share the following news:  

All schools in the Madison Public School District have been named Schools of Distinction by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Next Generation Accountability System. To our knowledge, Madison is the only district in Connecticut with multiple schools that has every school named as a school of distinction.  

To be named a school of distinction, a school must demonstrate overall high performance and/or high academic growth in a given year. The system grants points to schools and districts based on a broad set of 12 indicators, looking beyond just test scores and graduation rates to provide a more holistic perspective of district and school performance. Overall, the District received 87 percent of its total points possible - the highest outcome percentage of any district in the state. 

“This report validates what families and the community of Madison already know, that Madison Public Schools is a high performing district that cares deeply about the success of each of its students not just academically but socially and emotionally as well,” said Dr. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools. “This is not possible without the support of the Board of Education and the hard work of exceptional, talented staff.” 

Board of Education Chairman Seth Klaskin congratulated the District on the results.

“On behalf of the Board, I wish to wholeheartedly thank our gifted administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, and support staff for all the hard work, talent, and dedication that goes into results like these,” he said. “The board is proud to support meaningful professional development and the district’s unique curriculum development process.”

View the full results here:  the 2022-23 Next Generation Accountability System