Magnet Schools of America commissioned a study with the University of North Carolina – Charlotte’s Urban Institute to compile a comprehensive and more current count of the number of magnet schools across the country, as many school districts have broadened what it means to be a magnet school. The Institute determined there are now 4,340 magnet schools. These dynamic schools educate one out of every 15 public school students in the United States.
As the largest and original provider of public school choice, magnet schools have the power to turn around low-performing schools, and forever shape students’ and educators’ lives. The stories included in this report illustrate the transformative power of America’s magnet schools. Read on to learn about the educational movement that’s already benefiting nearly 3.5 million students across the United States.