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.

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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