Skip To Main Content

About Us

Welcome to Randall Elementary School!

Randall Elementary is the oldest operating school in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The landscape has changed since its doors first opened in 1906, but the pride and sense of honor in being a Randall Raccoon have flourished. Our school cherishes its wondrous blend of traditional and progressive approaches to education.

Since 1984, Randall has been a partner school with Franklin Elementary, a unique arrangement in that children from two school attendance areas join for pre-kindergarten through second grades at Franklin and third through fifth grades at Randall.

Franklin and Randall share a common mission — to foster an energetic, child-centered community of learners — to embrace the diversity of our school community — to ensure academic success for all — and to enable all children to be joyful, lifelong learners who respect themselves and others, and who recognize their responsibilities to the group and to the larger community through:

  • An integrated, developmentally-based, multicultural curriculum designed to meet each student’s needs
  • A caring, safe, and respectful environment
  • High expectations that enable all students to reach their potential
  • A school, family and community partnership sharing responsibility for student learning

We are proud and privileged to claim the University of Wisconsin Athletics Department as our Foundation for Madison Public Schools “Adopt-a-School” partner. Throughout the year, we collaborate with the UW leadership and athletes to provide unique support for our students in a grand variety of ways. You will note the Badger flag waving in union with our school banner in front of Randall, a symbol of our cherished relationship.

Randall stands within cheering distance of the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium. While the school formally claims Regent Neighborhood membership, Randall is also home to the families from the Bay Creek, Bay View, Bram Addition, Brittingham, Dungeon Monroe, Greenbush, South Campus, and Vilas neighborhoods. Randall is an inclusive school, welcoming all children and their families to our learning community.