To ask what a typical James Madison student is like is to ask what a typical soldier is like, all join for different reasons all have pretty much the same goal. James Madison high school doesn't discriminate according to the people i have seen there. There are semi-affluent students there as well as students who need the free lunch program. There are Goths, Nerds, wannabe gangsters, Special-Ed students, musicians, and skaters there is no average or typical student. All this might sound bad and dangerous but contrary to what you might think everyone gets along, no one makes fun of the Special-Ed students, "gangsters" don't mess with the nerds and everyone gets into the food fight. Anyone one with a desire to fit in and/or learn should attend James Madison high school.