• Madison High School 
    5740 Hwy 25/70 Marshall, NC 28753
    Phone (828) 649-2876   Fax (828) 649-0104
    CEEB/ACT School Code 342500
    Superintendent of Schools:  Dr. Will Hoffman
    Principal:  Mr. Kevin Huskins
    Assistant Principal: Mr. Toby Anderson
    Student Services: Ms.Kathleen Crosby, Mrs. Tiffani Ferguson, Ms. Hailey Davis

    2022 - 2023 SCHOOL PROFILE

    Madison High school is located in Marshall, NC in Madison County.  Madison County spans 452 square miles and located deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. Bordering Tennessee, much of the county’s terrain is rugged and sparsely populated.  Within the county are 11 townships, 1 traditional high school, 1 early college high school, 1 middle school, and 3 elementary schools.  Mars Hill University is also located in Madison County and is the oldest college in Western North Carolina.

    Madison High School is a four year comprehensive high school enrolling around 600 students in grades 9-12.  Madison High School was opened in the fall of 1974. It consolidated the high schools previously located at Hot Springs, Laurel, Mars Hill, Marshall, and Spring Creek. Madison High School has 55 teachers of whom 100% are highly qualified and 24% have advanced degrees.  Approximately 55% of the students at Madison H.S. receive free/reduced lunch

    The curriculum at Madison High School is designed to be rigorous and meet the needs and abilities of all students.

    NC Future Ready Core Curriculum 
    28 credits required

    English (4 credits)
    English I
    English II
    English III
    English IV

    Mathematics (4 credits)
    Math I
    Math II
    Math III
    4th math aligned with post graduate plans

    Science (3 credits)
    Earth Science
    Physical Science or Chemistry

    Social Studies (4 credits)
    World History
    Civics & Economics
    American History I
    American History II

    Health/Physical Education (1 credit)

    Foreign Language (2 credits)
    (None required for high school, but required for college admission)

    Electives (10 Credits)
    4 of the 10 credits need to be in the same career cluster to complete a pathway

    A variety of AP, honors, and college courses are available to all students.  AP courses include: Human Geography, United States History, Earth and Environmental Science, and United States Government and Politics, as well as other AP options available through the North Carolina Virtual Public School.  Honors courses are available in English I, II, III, IV, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math I, Math II, Math III, Pre-Calculus, World History, American History I, American History II, Civics and Economics, Spanish III, Spanish IV, and a variety of CTE Courses.  All courses are taken in the block schedule format with 90 minutes per class period and 4 classes per semester. In addition, students are able to dually enroll through the Career and College Promise program in conjunction with local community colleges and universities, while receiving both high school and college credit for these courses. Madison High School has approximately 160 students enrolled in at least one college course. Madison High School also offers opportunities for MSIT certification and CTE Pathways certifications through AB Tech.

Grading and Ranking
  • Class rank is computed at the end of each semester and is based on the student's weighted GPA. Regular courses are worth 4 quality points, honors and dual-enrollment course are worth 4.5, and AP courses are worth 5.

Standardized Tests Results
Performance of Students' Scores at or Above Grade Level
  • Post-Secondary Placement
    37% 4 year College/University
    44% 2 year Community College
    18% Workforce
    1% Military

    Colleges and Universities Attended by Recent Graduates
    Appalachian State University - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - Berry College - Brevard College - Carson Neman - Centre College College of Charleston - Davidson College - Duke University - East Carolina University - East Tennessee State University - Gardner Webb University - Gaston College - Haywood Community College - Jefferson Community & Technical College - Kings College - Lees McRae College - Lenoir Rhyne University - Liberty University - Mars Hill University - Milligan College - Montreat College - North Carolina State University - Piedmont College - Tusculum College - University of North Carolina Asheville - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - University of North Carolina, Charlotte - University of North Carolina, Wilmington - University of Tennessee, Knoxville - University of Virginia, Charlottesville - Virginia Military Institute - Wake Forest University - Warren Wilson College - Walters State College - Western Carolina University - Wingate University

    Clubs and Organizations
    BAM, DECA, National Honor Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Interact Club, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Band, National FFA Organization, MHS Science Fair, National Technical Honor Society, PBIS, Scientific Investigators Club, Skills USA, Snowboarding Team, Student Government Association, Technology Students Association, Yearbook

    Cheerleading, Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, JV Football, Varsity Football, JV Volleyball, Varsity Volleyball, Wrestling, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Golf