Student and Community Demographic Data
The total enrollment of Madison County Middle School is 1,157, which is 2.4 percent higher than four years ago. The racial ethnic percentages have been consistent over the last four years with a slight rise in the percent of African American students. The percentage of low-income students (students eligible for the free-and reduced-lunch program) stands at 52.9 % for the 2003-2004 school year.
The students of Madison County Middle School are residents of a rural county with a population of 26,214. The per capita income is $21,314. Of the 180 Georgia school systems, Madison County ranks 130th in property (home and business) wealth per FTE weight. The county has 9955 households with an average family size of 3.04. School-age children make up 21.9% of the population of Madison County.
The racial composition of the county is predominately white (87.4%) with 9.4% African-American, 1.93% Hispanic (persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race), and 1.3% other races.
The county has an industry mix of services, manufacturing, state and local government, retail and wholesale trade, construction, transportation, public utilities, and farming. The largest employers in the county are the Madison County Board of Education, with 600 employees; and Trus Joist MacMillan, a producer of Parallel strand lumber, with 250 employees. The number of residents in Madison County ’s employable labor force is 16,139 with 2.6% percent unemployed. Seventy-five percent of Madison County ’s work force is employed outside the county.
Residents of the county are predominantly Protestant in religious belief. Denominations in the county include Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of God , and Christian.