2016 National Merit Award Winners


Magnet School of Merit Awards recognize member magnet schools/programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement.

The 2015-2016 Merit Award categories are: (1a) School of Excellence – Whole School Magnet; (1b) School of Excellence – Program Within-a-School; (2a) School of Distinction – Whole School Magnet; and (2b) School of Distinction – Program Within-a-School. The Magnet School of Excellence is the top merit award category and is only awarded to a select group of magnet schools. The Magnet School of Distinction is the second highest award of recognition. To receive a merit award member schools must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators. Cash awards are provided to the top Magnet Schools of Excellence.

2016 National Merit Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2016 National Merit Awards. These schools will be recognized during our national conference in Miami, FL, May 3-7, 2016. Please click the links below to see a full list of winners. If you have any questions about the merit awards program, please contact our national office.

  1. Schools of Excellence
  2. Schools of Distinction

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