Madison Academy (Alabama)
|Madison, Alabama, United States|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Church of Christ|
|Hours in school day||8:00 A.M. - 2:30/3:00|
|Color(s)||Maroon, White, Gold|
Madison Academy is a private, co-educational school located in Madison, Alabama. It serves students in preschool through 12th grade. (Preschool - Pre-1st are in "Little MA", while 1st - 12th attend school in the main MA building.) The school is affiliated with and endorsed by many area churches of Christ. It competes at the 3A level of athletics in the Alabama High School Athletic Association under the nickname "Mustangs".
Madison Academy has a current enrollment of 846 students.
Students of elementary and high school attending Madison Academy wear uniforms, so-called "Spirit Wear". Unlike most schools requiring uniform dress, MA has a fairly large selection of garments for both boys and girls, including pants, skirts, and shorts for girls and button-up or polo shirts for boys-. Each article of clothing is emblazoned with the MA logo, and most garments display at least one of the school colors. This uniform style began in the fall of 2002.
Children attending Little MA also have to wear "Spirit Wear."
The Mustangs maintain quality athletic programs (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, golf, tennis, swimming, volleyball, cross country and cheerleading). In recent years, they have built a strong reputation for basketball, winning three consecutive state championships in the 3A division (2006, 2007, 2008). The Mustang baseball program won a state championship in 2009 and placed runner up in 2010. Over the last decade, the football program has posted numerous regional championships. The varsity football program posted a 12–1 record in 2009. This includes an undefeated regular season and regional championship. In 2011, the team advanced to the state championship, and was defeated by Handley High School, 20–14. They went 12–3 for the season, losing the first two games of the season, winning 12 consecutive games, and losing the state championship. The Mustangs won the football state championship in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Madison Academy became the first school in the history of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) to win football, basketball, and baseball in the same academic year.
- Don Black (b. 1953), Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the Stormfront website
- Jordan Matthews, American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
- Kerron Johnson, basketball player for the New Zealand SkyCity Breakers.
- Madison Academy NCES
- "Don Black," NNDB, Soylent Communications, 2014.
- McCarter, Mark (3 December 2012). "Former Madison Academy standout Jordan Matthews named All-SEC". AL.com. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
- McCarter, Mark (6 December 2012). "Madison Academy alums Kerron Johnson, Jordan Matthews enjoying alma mater's football success". Retrieved 21 March 2016.