Community Consolidated School District 181

Madison School is proud to be a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. In keeping with a tradition of excellence, the Madison School staff is committed, along with their colleagues from all District 181 schools, to providing an exemplary education to all learners. Our students are active participants learning in classrooms with differentiated instruction and a nurturing culture. Students recognize the importance of being a "kind, safe and respectful" learner from the shared messages expressed by all staff and their parents. We are all "making magic" while becoming engaged in meaningful educational offerings. Madison School was constructed in 1924 and has undergone several renovations and additions in its storied history

A letter from the Principal:

Dear Madison Families,

I am so fortunate that my educational career brought me to Madison. Prior to serving as principal at Madison, I was an assistant principal, instructional coach and classroom teacher. All of these prior experiences have helped me to understand the importance of building strong relationships when working with children.

I am honored to be working at such an amazing and welcoming school. Madison has a phenomenal group of educators, families, and community members who go above and beyond each day to support all of our students at Madison.

At Madison we understand that we are for the children and will always make decisions based on what is best for kids. Our goal is to meet children where they are and help them to grow. We believe in the importance of supporting each and every child’s academic, social, and emotional needs.

As always, I look forward to working with you to support the children at Madison. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and concerns.


Barb Shanahan

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Madison School Administration Team

Principal, Madison School
Barbara Shanahan

Pupil Services Administrator
Terese Molloy

Administrative Assistant
Monica Salinas

Madison School Information

Address: 611 S Madison St, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Phone: (630) 861-4100
Fax: (630) 861-4160

School Hours:

  • Grades 1-5 8:40-3:05
  • AM Kindergarten 8:40-11:25
  • PM Kindergarten 12:20-3:05

Madison School Quicklinks

D181 Handbook

District 181 Student Handbook

The District 181 handbook (Elementary Handbook and Middle School Handbook) provides useful information about District 181’s policies, procedures, resources, and expectations for students. Please take some time to review the handbook with your child(ren) and reference it throughout the year.