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Southside Elementary

Collectively, we all work toward improving student outcomes. Our strong teacher teams work with aligned curriculum, resulting in exponential increases in student achievement. Throughout the halls, visitors will hear Wildcat Scholars celebrating their successes, exclaiming how they’ve reached their goals.

Welcome to Southside Elementary

Where the success of every child matters!

The mission of the staff is to ensure that every student has the knowledge and skills needed for academic achievement and a successful life.

What Makes Southside Elementary Unique

Our motto is: I am a Learner. I am Respectful, I am Responsible, I am Safe, I am Kind.

  • Students practice the philosophy that “Every Day is a New Day.”
  • Diverse staff dedicated to meeting the needs of the whole child. Academic skills are taught using a variety of learning modalities including literacy, math, physical education, technology, music and fine arts.
  • Parents and families are an important part of our school community. It is our goal to have a family-centered event every month. We believe that family events at school strengthen the bond of learning.
  • Clubs Day provides an opportunity outside of the regular school day. Each club brings a mix of students from different homerooms and grade levels together.
  • Sports Club provides structured recess activities as well as increased family involvement.
  • Dual Language Immersion Site.

Madison’s Newest Elementary School

We opened our doors for the 2023-24 school year!

Southside Elementary is Madison’s newest school in 15 years and is situated off Rimrock Road, sharing a campus with Badger Rock Middle School. Our staff and students moved from the Allis “Palace” and remain committed to developing and sustaining a school environment which encourages individuality and responsibility, celebrates diversity, fosters a desire to learn, and supports every community member to discover and strengthen their skills, tales, and abilities so that each is prepared to be a productive participant in our changing global society.


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Get In Touch

Contact Southside Elementary

Southside Elementary
501 E. Badger Road
Madison WI 53713

Office: (608) 204-1056

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Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.

“A huge shout-out to the entire staff of Allis Elementary! They are working together to find ways to make Allis a fabulous place to learn and grow! Exciting things are happening at Allis!”

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