Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School.
In addition, six other WPS magnet schools were named Schools of Distinction:
Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School
Brooks Center for STEM and Arts Magnet Middle School
Earhart Environmental Magnet Elementary School
Hyde Leadership and International Explorations Magnet Elementary School
Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy
Price-Harris Communications Magnet Elementary School
“We’re thrilled to have so many of our magnet schools recognized nationally,” said Phyllis Cottner, WPS Magnet Curriculum and Instruction Coach. “This is the first time the district has had a school recognized as a School of Excellence and four of the WPS schools named Schools of Distinction, are first-time winners.”
To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.