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Welcome to James C. Wright Middle School!

James Colemon Wright Middle School is a magnet school in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The school was named after one of Madison's civil rights leaders. As one of Madison's schools of choice, Wright was created to provide a middle school option for families in the West High School attendance area.

Wright Middle School is a place where students will have the opportunity to grow and flourish to become actively involved citizens in their community. Our magnet, which is focused on social action, provides our students the opportunity to have an impact on positive change and create a just society.

The Madison Board of Education has agreed to limit enrollment at Wright to 255 students and academic class size to 22 pupils per teacher.

The Wright staff is committed to each student’s personal and intellectual growth. As partners in the Wright Middle School family, students are expected to demonstrate responsibility and discipline; families are asked to take an active role in creating a school culture that reflects respect, emotional and physical safety, and support.

School mission statement

The mission of James C. Wright Middle School is to prepare our students to become connected and engaged for positive change in their lives and in the community. We, at James C. Wright, believe our students can be taught to recognize injustice, research for better understanding, and plan for action to make a difference in their society. Wright philosophy is to work from the inside out by building resiliency and self-efficacy in students to empower them to enact these changes. Educators, students, families, and community members will be steadfast in their work towards closing the achievement gap and ensuring students have the skills necessary to effectively support our mission.

Wright Middle School will empower students to find their voice in advocating for change to assure a just society. In preparation, the James C. Wright community is committed to do whatever it takes, every day, to ensure that every student achieves at high levels.

Wright Middle School Exterior