Madison High School (Middletown, Ohio)

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Madison Jr./Sr. High School
Madison Jr./Sr. High School
5797 West Alexandria Road

Middletown, Ohio

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United States
Coordinates39°32′2″N 84°26′35″W / 39.53389°N 84.44306°W / 39.53389; -84.44306 (Madison Jr./Sr. High School)Coordinates: 39°32′2″N 84°26′35″W / 39.53389°N 84.44306°W / 39.53389; -84.44306 (Madison Jr./Sr. High School)
TypePublic, coeducational high school
Motto"Achieving excellence one student at a time!" & "It's good to be a Mohawk!"
School districtMadison Local School District
PresidentDavid French
DeanDan Baker
AdministratorJeff Staggs
PrincipalChris Smith
Enrollment408 (2017-18)[3]
Color(s)Red, black and white[1]    
Athletics conferenceSouthwestern Buckeye League[1]
SportsBaseball, softball, tennis, basketball, golf, track & field, cross country, football, soccer, wrestling, and marching band
Team nameMohawks[1]
RivalPreble Shawnee Arrows, Carlisle Indians
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]

Madison Junior-Senior High School is a public high school near Middletown, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Madison Local Schools district. The school colors are red, black and white.

Madison's sports teams, known as the Mohawks, participated in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference from 1979 until 1984,[4] when the school left for the Southwestern Buckeye League's Buckeye Division, which consists of smaller schools.


The Madison High School (Grades 9–12) was recognized in the national rankings of US News Best U.S. High Schools in 2018 and earned a bronze medal.[5] It is ranked a 6/10 on the Great!Schools website.[6]


On February 29, 2016, four students were injured during a shooting in the school's cafeteria.[7] The shooter fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged as an adult with four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic.[8][9] On June 6, the shooter was sentenced to six years in juvenile detention.[10] The victims' families later filed a lawsuit against him, his family, and the state, alleging that the shooter's parents entrusted him with the gun used in the shooting, and that the weapon was registered to another relative who failed to properly secure it.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ "Madison High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "History". Fort Ancient Valley Conference. 2006-06-14. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  5. ^ Education, U.S. News (2018). "Madison High School". US News. Archived from the original on 2018-09-14.
  6. ^ "Explore Madison High School in Middletown, OH". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  7. ^ "4 hurt as student opens fire in Ohio school cafeteria". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. February 2016. Archived from the original on March 1, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Two Students Shot at Madison High School in Ohio". NBC News. February 29, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Possible motive revealed in Madison High School shooting". WLWT. April 29, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Madison School shooter receives 6 years". WDTN. June 6, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Families of Madison Jr./Sr. High School shooting victims file suit". WDTN. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  12. ^ Foist, Shaun. "Bio/Endorsements". Shaun Foist. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Fewest Putts In a Round of Golf: The All-Time Record". Golf Compendium. Retrieved 9 March 2020.

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