In the 2010-11 school year, a committee of stakeholders worked to develop a single, unifying mission and vision statement for the school district. Those statements were developed based on the district's statement of philosophy:
The basic premise of the philosophy of the Madison County School District is putting children first. Each student possesses those qualities and characteristics necessary to become a productive and successful individual. It is the goal of the school district to provide each student with the maximum opportunity to realize his/her full potential.
A second premise upon which our philosophy is based in the need to relate to the whole student. While academics and intellectual development of the student are our primary concerns, social and emotional development cannot be ignored. All areas of growth must be stimulated and guided to reach mature levels of development.
It is also the belief of the school district that to reach the highest level of achievement in these areas, the commitment and close cooperation of the school, the student, and the parent is required.