Madison County Schools is a school district that governs various elementary, middle and high schools. Founded in 1850, the school district serves more than 2,500 students. It operates child nutrition, student health, finance, payroll, personnel, testing, transportation and exceptional children departments. The district s schools also maintain libraries and media centers that stock books and instructional and reference materials. Its schools offer a variety of athletic programs that includes football, basketball, volleyball, and track and field. The district s schools syllabus includes English, mathematics, language arts, science, fine arts and social studies. In addition, its schools organize parent-teacher meetings that encourage parental involvement in children's education. Madison County Schools is located in Marshall, N.C.