Madison County Board of Education

550 S. Keeneland Drive

Richmond, KY 40475

Superintendent: Tommy Floyd

Ph: 859.624.4500

Building Data:

Building Area: 230,000 S.F.

Construction Cost: $23,000,000

Student Capacity: 1,600

Project Status: Phases I & II – Complete

Madison Central High School is a sentimental landmark to the residents of Richmond, KY. Rather than tear down the building and start new, Clotfelter/Samokar developed a master plan of phased additions and major renovations, while retaining the original structure built in 1930. MCHS nearly doubled in size and the rest of the school was renovated - essentially providing them with a new facility. The design allowed grouping of academic departments and joined the existing separate buildings into one facility, providing access throughout, addressing two important issues with the faculty.


Phase I included the addition of a new kitchen and cafeteria, science classrooms and labs, a business and marketing classroom, computer labs and consumer science classrooms and labs. A majority of the school was also renovated in this phase, including all mechanical and electrical systems.


Our careful attention to the buildings’ exterior has been met with positive public response. The school now fits the needs of its students and faculty, both academically and technologically.


Phase II added a 750-seat Performing Arts Center with fully functional orchestra pit.  Accompanying the Center are dressing rooms, scenery shop, green room, band room, chorus room, and a dance studio.  Other new spaces include a 200-seat lecture hall, a ROTC suite, classrooms, music classroom and several other learning areas. The existing gym, lobby, girls and boys locker rooms were also renovated in this phase.