For Immediate Release: July 25, 2015

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 663-1903


District’s Annual Report Details Progress over 2015-16 School Year

The Madison Metropolitan School District is seeing positive results for students, according to the district’s Annual Report on the 2015-16 school year. School District staff were joined by students, staff, families and community members to celebrate progress and the release of the report today.

“Our district has a simple but bold vision – that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student for college, career and community, and we are proud of the progress we are making in bringing that vision to life,” said Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. “

“Madison has a vision for all students – that they will not only graduate, but graduate with the skills and abilities to be successful in college, career and community,” Cheatham said. “This vision is already coming to life through our students. Our graduates display the diversity of strengths, interests, skills and bright futures that exist for every child in MMSD. In each of our students, we see them for who they are and who they are becoming.

“As a school district, we are working hard to disrupt the patterns of inequity that exist across our country and our community. Everything we do is aimed at raising student achievement for all and closing gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement.”

The report details student achievement results, including evidence of gap-narrowing progress in things like early literacy and reading in third grade. To see all results and read the full report, visit

The report also highlights schools and students across the district.

“I’d like to thank our Board of Education, our educators and staff for their skill and commitment, our families for their partnership, our community for their engagement and most of all our outstanding students,” Cheatham said.