On a purple rectangular embroidered item arched convexly at top and bottom edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gold border, a gold tiger's head couped at the neck detailed purple. Attached above the rectangle a white arched scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gold border inscribed "MADISON" in purple letters. Attached below the rectangle a white arched scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gold border inscribed "TIGERS" in purple letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width.
The school colors are purple, gold, and white. Traditionally these colors represent loyalty, honor, and truth respectively, which are all traits desired in future leaders and the cadets of Madison County High School. The tiger is the school's mascot. The fierce head of the tiger symbolizes the determination and passion the cadets apply in their academic, athletic, and military training.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 1 April 2011. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-953)