We do not “rank” our schools. The state Department of Education issues report cards for every school with a variety of information including student performance. You can find those report cards by clicking on the ALSDE Logo next to each school’s name in the Schools Section.
Board districts are set by geographical boundaries. If you have a child in school you can look at the list with each board members name in the Board Section or contact the Communication Office at 334-223-6761.
All principals are year-round employees, but they do take time off in the summer for vacation and to attend workshops. You should call the school you want to visit during the summer to make sure the principal is available.
You can find the bus number and pickup times on the website in the For Parents section under Bus Routes. If you still aren’t sure, your child’s school should be able to help you identify the bus your child will ride, or you can call the Transportation Department at 334-284-2085.
Calling in advance is a good idea, but you are welcome to visit your child’s school anytime. In order to maintain a safe campus and to minimize disruptions, you must go to the office and sign-in. If you wish to have lunch with your child, simply go to the office about 10 minutes prior to his or her scheduled time to eat and sign-in. School personnel will make sure you get to the cafeteria.
We build one day into our calendar each year to use as a make-up day if we have to close school due to inclement weather. If we do not have to close school unexpectedly due to bad weather, we use the weather day as a school holiday.
It varies from school to school, grade level, and even by class. We work to follow the state guidelines for class sizes. Some classes may vary in size because of the demand for that class or due to the number of students in a school.
The MPS Central Office is 307 South Decatur Street. South Decatur is a one-way street that runs south and crosses the main streets of Madison and Dexter Avenues. Parking and the main entrance to the office is behind the building.