About James Madison Elementary

James Madison Elementary is a unique and diverse neighborhood school providing programming for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, numerous support programs are available for students from a variety of backgrounds, including exceptional needs programming, to ensure every student reaches their potential. James Madison’s diversity teaches an appreciation and acceptance of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities.

Families at James Madison enjoy various extra-curricular events such as ‘Hot Dog I Love Reading’, and Technology Extravaganza. In addition, James Madison students look forward to PTO sponsored after-school events such as BINGO and Holiday Craft Night.

The staff at James Madison is dedicated to ensuring that each individual student is meeting his or her academic goals. Over 94% of James Madison teachers hold a Master’s degree or higher and many support staff members have attained college degrees.

Staff members are at the forefront of the newest technology to increase student achievement. Each grade-level classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard to increase engagement and motivation. In addition, each student in 3rd–5th grade is provided a Chromebook that helps build 21st Century Skills so students are career and college ready. All students have access to iPads and Chromebooks to support teaching and learning. Staff members are continuously seeking grants to prepare students for their future.

James Madison is committed to offering students a variety of experiences both inside and outside of the classrooms, which provides a well-rounded education. Student Council, Battle of the Books, Math Olympiad, and educational field trips enrich the student’s education.

The James Madison swimming pool builds a sense of community. It is the only elementary school in the district that has a pool. James Madison students in grades 3–5, as well as exceptional needs students, utilize the pool as part of the physical education curriculum to promote water safety and wellness.

Instructional Hours

Please do not drop students off before 8:20 am.

M-T-W-Th-F 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Office Hours


Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Positive behavioral support is an approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities. PBIS improves the link between practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that provide positive results (personal, academic, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making desired behavior more functional, and problem behaviors less effective.

State Report Card

As part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin.

Assessment is used to monitor student progress. In the classrooms, teachers provide a variety of experiences that will help students practice the skills necessary to help them learn and apply their knowledge in order to demonstrate their understanding.

There are a variety of assessments that are used in the district in order to monitor the progress of individual students, track student growth, and evaluate the success of the school and district. Some of these assessments are required by the state, others are part of district efforts to monitor and evaluate progress.

In all cases, assessment results are used by teachers, schools and the district as part of an established protocol of continuous improvement. Individual student needs are recognized and evaluated. Student growth is compared to expected growth and districtwide growth is measured to evaluate successes and plan for the future.

Title I is a federal program that provides money to school districts to help children becoming successful learners. Title I funds are given to schools that have the largest percentage of low-income students.

Download our Sheboygan Area School District Title I Brochure

Title I Brochure - English
Title I Brochure - Hmong

Title I Brochure - Spanish

Parent/School/Student Compact - English
Parent/School/Student Compact - Hmong

Parent/School/Student Compact - Spanish

Parent Involvement Guidelines - English
Parent Involvement Guidelines - Hmong

Parent Involvement Guidelines - Spanish

Parent Survey Results

Arranging a Visit

At this time, visitors are not allowed without an appointment or mask. Please call our school office at (920) 459-3585 to set up a tour. For our students' safety, visitors are required to enter through the main doors, sign in at the office, and obtain a visitor's pass. The visitor's pass should be displayed throughout your visit to make it clear that you are an authorized visitor.

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