JAMES MADISON CHARTER ACADEMY SCHOOL

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660 SYRACUSE ST
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80911
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Phone: 719-391-3977
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Widefield School District No. 3
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 22.1
  • Number Students: 155
  • Number Teachers: 9
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3866
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Anne Shearer-shineman
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (28 ratings)
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    School Reviews (28 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-19
    "Last year my son attended a public school in District 3, he cried every morning and night that he hated it and didn't want to go the next day. This year I decided to send him to JMCA and my child and I love it. He has grown so much in such a short time. Every night he tells me about the great day he had and all of the things he learned about, and every morning he has a smile. The teachers and staff at this school are wonderful. Each staff member knows the children by name and the communication is great. His teacher emails me on a regular basis to let me know how he is advancing. My son was out sick and his teacher emailed me the next day on a SATURDAY to see how he was feeling. They do require volunteer time from each parent, but I think that is great because it encourages each parent to be involved in their child's education. The class sizes are small which provides each child with more one on one time with their teacher. They have programs like PE, Music, Band, Library, and Art. Yes the building is small but the love and education in those walls is amazing. I don't desire my child to go to any other school, we are JMCA Mountain Lions and proud of it!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-08
    "While JMCA has benefitted our kindergartener educationally, we're pushed to wits end in many other aspects of the school. Our son has an excellent teacher who keeps us informed about class functions/progress on a routine basis. The school has had to cut a few budgetary corners. The building is a modular structure in a low-lying flood zone, susceptible to damage in case of random Colorado Springs tornados or excessive precipitation. The children eat lunch and have recess/gym in the same multi-purpose room. The school has a HORRIBLE notification system. Their webpage is basic and out-of-date, and their Facebook page (to which the webpage directs parents) is also out of date. Recently, we (and much of the region) experienced a day or two of closures due to extreme weather. However, we received a notification at approx. 10pm (from the pre/post-school caregiver) that they'd be closed the following day due to 'temperatures below 0' because some children walk to school. That was unacceptable, since temperatures were predicted a week or so in advance. There is also a parenting responsibility in play there. Lastly, parents are forced to volunteer time or funds to the school annually."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-25
    "This school is a small school with big city attitude. As long as you kiss butt to them they will like you and involve your child. I'm not one to sit back and kiss... They obviously have favorites to parents/students. They try to handle bullying after SEVERAL complaints, but it still happens. but for the most part, i honestly think they don't care. Some of the teachers are great. But you're lucky if you get them. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-16
    "We are in our second year at JMCA and love it more all the time. I drive over 50 miles a day so that my child can attend here and I Have never regretted it. The faculty is involved with EVERY student in the building and parents are very involved. No school is without it's issues but I can tell you this; when I have had a concern or question , the solution has always been simple thru communication. My child was bullied during her first grade year and it was addressed immediately and monitored afterward. The child that bullied mine became her friend only because of the intervention of the faculty and close follow up. The academics are enriching and stimulating for the children. I also love how the older kids in the school are involved with the younger ones. Overall, no school is perfect but, afer raising an older child and starting my younger one out at a different school I can tell you this, JMCA is pretty darn close."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-16
    "My child has attended this school from K-3rd grade, she has had excellent teacher that are caring, supportive, and creative when it comes to learning. The school administrators are excellent, and have address any concerns or issues we have had so far. I have only had one concern in 3 1/2 years. I also drive a great number of miles to get my child to this school. The only negative thing would be that they need more advance programming for advance students. But, again this is a small school and they overall meets the needs of the majority of it children. This might be the last year of attendance for my child, but I would recommend it to other parents for K-3 only because these are the only grades my child has attended. The parents of the children are also wonderful, and the children that attend this school are very respectable and caring. A great school with small classes!"
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