Welcome to Madison Elementary!

Madison Elementary School opened its doors to students in September, 1952. There were three primary teachers and a teaching Principal. All four classrooms were full and a waiting list of kindergarten children was established after the kindergarten reached sixty students. In September 1953, three more classrooms were added and Madison School added double sessions to accommodate Riverside's rapidly increasing population. By 1956, six more classrooms were added and the enrollment soared to 580 students. The second grade students were all bused to Mountain View Elementary School. In 1958, the school library was created and a part-time librarian added to the Madison staff. During the summer of 1967, Palm School closed its doors and many of the students were transferred to Madison for the 1976-77 school year. Beginning in the 1987-88 school year, our school received students from the Woodcrest, Orangecrest and Mockingbird Canyon areas of Riverside. With the completion of new schools within the school district, Madison was then able to serve students residing within our own attendance boundaries. Madison currently has an enrollment of 740. A full-time Principal, part-time Assistant Principal, and Teacher on Special Assignment work closely with the parents, staff and students to maintain a safe, learning-centered environment.

What's Happening

Superintendent's Message


Did you know that HEARTS has a Distance Learning Program? Click HERE for more information. 

A Message from Ms. Ramirez

I am proud and honored to be the new Principal of Madison Elementary as I welcome you back to the 2020-2021 school year. I recognize that 2020 has been a unique year full of challenges for all of us, especially as our students have returned to school virtually through distance learning. Although this has been a very different way to begin the school year, this will not last forever. The amazing Madison teachers, staff and all of the RUSD teachers across the district will be here to support you and our students. 
While we want nothing more than to be back on campus with you face to face, we will continue to do our very best to stay connected and provide all families access to high-quality instruction and the resources to engage in learning from a remote location.  As you participate in distance learning, hybrid learning, or home based learning this year, please know that we are here for you. Please reach out and we will do our best to get you the technology, resources, materials, and support for your child’s success.  

Communication will be important, so please stay in touch with your teacher via email or communication apps such as Dojo and Remind. We will provide website updates, Facebook posts, phone calls, and text messages to keep you current with information from Madison and RUSD. There are also family engagement opportunities such as membership in PTA, School Site Council, and English Learner Advisory Committee. 

Remember, daily student attendance and engagement is the key to student success. It is important your child is in school every day to ensure a successful school year. 

I look forward to meeting all of you and becoming even more immersed in our school community when we return to in person learning. In the interim, feel free to contact me with any questions or needs. 

Textbook/Supply & Enrollment Information

Second Trimester Textbook distribution is 10/20 - 10/22 between the hours of 11:15 - 2:15 p.m.
If you need to enroll (new students only), withdraw, or change your address (in Madison's boundary only), you will need to make an appointment through Sign-Up Genius by going to this link:
Madison Registration Appointments
Please note: We ask you wait in your vehicle until your appointment time. Face masks must be worn on campus at all times, as well as adhering to social distancing. Only one adult family member will be allowed in the office (no children). A temperature check will be performed upon arrival.
All requests for an intra or inter district transfer will be done through the Pupil Services website: Transfers
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