Research and Studies

There is a wide body of research detailing the many advantages of attending racially and socioeconomically diverse magnet schools. These benefits include increased academic achievement and graduation rates, improved student attendance and lower disciplinary problems, greater parent and teacher satisfaction, innovative curriculum and specialized teaching staffs, diverse classrooms and higher racial and cultural understanding among students.

On this page you will find a selection of reports, papers, and articles from leading researchers and organizations covering all these topics. There are also resources on school integration policies and trends, as well as magnet school best practices. Please take time to review this information and include it in your discussions about magnet schools.

Magnet School Research

Benefits of School Diversity

School Integration Policy and Trends

Best Practices

Articles About Magnet Schools


Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.

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