Madrid–Waddington Central School

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Madrid-Waddington Central School
2582 State Highway 345
Post Office Box 67
Madrid, New York 13660

United States
Coordinates 44°47′19″N 75°09′13″W / 44.7886°N 75.1535°W / 44.7886; -75.1535Coordinates: 44°47′19″N 75°09′13″W / 44.7886°N 75.1535°W / 44.7886; -75.1535
School type Public
Established 1991 (Waddington and Madrid Schools combine)
School district Madrid-Waddington Central
Principal Joe Binion (High School) & Matt Daley (Elementary School)
Grades PreK-12
Enrollment About 645[1] (2015-2016)
Student to teacher ratio 15:1 [2]
Campus size about 4 acres
School colour(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot a Yellow Jacket
Nickname The Yellow Jackets
Team name The Yellow Jackets
Newspaper MW Hive

Madrid–Waddington Central School, often shortened to MWCS, is a public school consisting of both elementary school and high school located in Madrid, New York. It is a small, rural district located in St. Lawrence County on State Highway 345 between the communities of Madrid and Waddington, New York. MWCS has an enrollment of approximately 650 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade.[4] Eric Burke is the current Superintendent of Schools. The Board of Education consists of 9 members who are elected by the residents of the district. These members are Andy Bracy, Richard Hobkirk, Brian Hammond, Toby Bogart (Vice President), Tina Wilson Bush, Jordan Walker, Matthew O'Bryan (Board President), Gerald Molnar, and Darcy Backus.[5] MWCS is a PK (pre-kindergarten)- twelfth grade school. It is divided into 2 sections, the elementary being split by a fourth lobby in the center of it. The HS lobby is next to the HS cafeteria (looks a bit like a greenhouse) and the elementary has a huge skylight. The third lobby is next to the auditorium. Pre-K, JK, and kindergarten is the pre-school, first-fifth grades are the elementary, sixth- eighth are middle school, and ninth-twelfth is high school. There are several events a year, including numerous dances and assemblies. The district includes Chase Mills, Madrid, Waddington, and parts of Lisbon and Potsdam, and a few students coming from as far as Canton. It is a large district in St. Lawrence County.