James Madison Elementary | 80-845 Avenue 46 | Indio CA 92201 | 760-775-3850

Thank you for visiting Madison's website, home of the Patriots. I hope you will find it informative. Please allow me to tell you a bit about our fantastic school. James Madison Elementary School is in the Desert Sands Unified School District. We are located in Indio, a city in the Coachella Valley, and in the heart of the Southern California desert. (Yes, but it's a dry heat...) We are 554 students strong, serving grades Kindergarten through Fifth.

Students at Madison School take pride in knowing they have a safe and caring environment in which to learn and grow. The parent involvement is further evidence that education is an important component of the neighborhood culture. Not only does Madison boast an excellent Parent-Teacher Club, but parents can be seen volunteering daily in all aspects of their children's classrooms as well as the school in general.

In short, James Madison Elementary School is a respectful, nurturing environment that provides everything students need to be successful. Please come by for a visit!

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David Karlquist - Principal

david.karlquist@desertsands.us


Kathy Klug - Counselor

kathy.klug@desertsands.us


Diane Tijerina - Instructional Coach

diane.tijerina@desertsands.us

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School Hours

Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm

Kindergarten: 8:15 am - 2:33 pm

Grades 1-3: 8:15 am - 2:33 pm

Grades 4-5: 8:05 am - 2:33 pm


EVERY WEDNESDAY IS MINIMUM DAY!

Kindergarten, 1st through 3rd Grades release time is 1:33 pm

4th and 5th Grades release time is 1:26pm

If your child is absent call the school at the following number to clear the absence and or leave a message:(760) 775-3850


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