About Us


Julie Neilson, James Madison principal Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year, it is hard to believe three months can pass so quickly! As a staff we are excited to have the students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. I wanted to let you know what an honor it has been to get to know you and your children. When I was assigned to be the principal at James Madison Elementary I was told that it was a great school but my short time here has surpassed all of my expectations. We truly do have the most caring, hard working, dedicated staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Our students come to school with energy, ready and willing to learn. And you as their parents are so supportive. It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child… what a village we have!

Here at James Madison we believe that of most importance, and the purpose behind all of our labor, is the students themselves. We have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers use essential standards to drive their lesson creation and student outcome data to adjust instruction and help students meet and exceed our expectations of them.

Over the 2016-2017 school year we implemented and refined many school systems including the beginning and end of the day. Adjusting our end of the day system, created a need for the city to provide us with a second crossing guard as well as the addition of 20 mph street lights that will flash during our release times and in turn provides our students with a much safer exit from school. This year, our end of the day system will remain the same. In regards to the morning system, for the safety of the students, students will now enter the building at 7:30 am.


I am privileged to serve at James Madison as your principal. I feel honored to work with a highly qualified staff, wonderful students, and supportive parents. We have an outstanding school and I anticipate a most successful year. Thank you for your support.

James Madison History

James Madison Elementary building exterior.

James Madison Elementary was established in 2007 when the school, originally, Central Middle School, was changed to an elementary school.

Many current teachers have stayed here for the many excellent programs that are offered. Some of the favorite programs the teachers like are: Art from Art Specialist Mr. Rhodes, Music from a Music Specialist, daily computer lab classes, and wireless tech device (iPads, Chrome Books, Laptops) for all grade levels.

The yearly play we perform for the community and families is one of the most anticipated performances of the school year. In addition, we have an after school program, as well as, different after school clubs to participate in throughout the school year.


James Madison Elementary

James Madison

Be our best, Do our best:

Every minute . . . Every day!

James Madison

James Madison will be an exemplar school built upon a diverse integration of faculty, students and parents and community that will achieve academic excellence.

James Madison

Patriot Pride

High Five Rules

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be There/Be Ready

Hands and Feet to Self

Follow Directions

James Madison

School Song sung to the tune of Zippity doo dah

Madison's our school we're proud to say.

We choose to do our best every day.

Teachers and friends here help on our way.

Madison's our school, hip hip hooray.

We step up to every challenge;

never give up, keep trying.

On ourselves we are relying.

We can succeed in every way.

Madison's our school, hip hip hooray.