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


Daily (Monday-Friday) 8 am - 12 noon

Please call (760) 775-3850 daily 1 pm - 4 pm



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Upcoming Event:

October 1st-Panda Express in Indio, visit the PTO page

Enrichment and Educational Resources for Parents and Students
COVID-19 Resources/Recursos

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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California PBIS 2019 recognition medallion
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Scott Davis - Principal

Rosa Garza-Castillo - Counselor

Faye Stanford - Instructional Coach

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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


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 or leave a message:

(760) 775-3850

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Patriot Mural Dedication