Madison Elementary School

Welcome to Madison Elementary
Welcome to Madison Elementary! We are very proud of our students and our programs. We believe that quality education can be achieved through high expectations of student performance and behavior. It is essential to have a strong family-school-community partnership; and a dedicated, enthusiastic staff committed to providing the best education possible for our children. 

Mr. Kieffer, Principal

Madison Elementary offers many programs to enhance as well as support student achievement. These programs are
  • Literacy Groups
  • Madison 20-20 Reading Program
  • Computer Club
  • Madison Student of the Month
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Safenet
  • Kid's Hope
  • MHS Athlete Reading Program
  • Madison / Jefferson ATP
  • March Reading Month
We look forward to working with you and your child to provide the best education possible. By working together your child will have a happy and successful school year. If you have any questions please call the Madison office 231-723-5212 or email at mkieffer@manistee.org

Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten Clinic Registration 2015-2016

Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration Clinics for Manistee Area Public Schools will be held Wed., April 29th.  By law students must be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2015.  A waiver is available at the clinic for students who turn five (5) years old between September 2, 2015 through December 1, 2015.

There is only one school registration clinic held each year.

It is important to keep your scheduled appointment.  You must present your child’s immunization records and an official birth record at the time of the clinic.  Hospital birth certificates are not acceptable.

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday April 29th.  You will receive a letter in early April confirming your child’s registration clinic time.

Madison Elementary School
1309 Madison Road
Manistee, MI 49660
231-723-5212

If your child was in the GSRP, Headstart, or MAPS Preschool program during the 2014-2015 school year, he/she WILL still need to attend the clinic.

If your child was in the MAPS Young-5’s program during the 2014-2015 school year, he/she does not need to attend the clinic.

Please complete the form below and return it to Madison School or your child’s teacher for delivery to Madison School no later than Friday March 20, 2015.


Pre-School Registration 2015-2016

Manistee Area Public Schools will be continuing a tuition based preschool for 3 and 4 year olds.  The four year old program is $100.00 per month, while the three year old program is $75.00 per month.  The MAPS Preschool is located at Madison Elementary School and runs from 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-3:00pm.  Your child must be 3 by September 1st, 2015 for the three-year old program or 4 by September 1st, 2015 for the four year old program.  The four year old program is open three mornings or afternoons a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) while the three year old program is two mornings a week (Tuesday and Thursday).  If you are interested in signing your child up for this program, please complete the form below and return it with a $40.00 registration fee to:

Madison Elementary School

1309 Madison Rd.

Manistee, MI, 49660

ATTN:  Connie Miller


Make checks payable to:  Manistee Area Public Schools


Space is limited and the class will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  If we have filled the class and you sent in the form with a check, we will return the check and place your child on a waiting list.  Thank you for your interest in our program.  If you have any questions, you may contact Sandy Ludwig at Madison Elementary at 723-5212.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Madison Elementary School Staff is to develop confident, productive citizens through challenging curriculum, parental involvement, and community support.

It is the policy of the Manistee Area Public Schools to provide an equal opportunity for all students to learn through the curriculum offered in this district

In Manistee Area Public Schools we want all students to become:
  • Responsible citizens who are ethical, productive members of a global society; take responsibility for their own actions and physical well-being; are environmentally conscious; and contribute their time; energies, and talents for the improvement of their community and the quality of life for all.
  • Effective communicators who posses skills in written, visual, and spoken skills.
  • Self-confident individuals who demonstrate a positive self-image and are caring, sensitive and flexible human beings. Life long learners understand that learning is a process, not an event.