Emilio Garza embodies the core values of Magnet Schools of America, according to the person who nominated him. When he arrived at Elysian Heights, he noticed that the school’s racial demographics did not represent that of the community.
Principal Lipp has made great strides in closing the achievement gap with regard to minority group isolation. In fact, three times the number of the school's minority students reach the benchmark on both SAT test than the district and state. Additionally, the Aerospace and Hydrospace Engineering School boasts a district-leading 98% graduation rate, as well as an 80% college readiness index.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2022 — Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2021-2022 National Award Winners Washington, D.C. – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) announced its 2021-2022 awards recipients during the 39th National Conference on Magnet Schools, April 18-22, 2022, in Clark County, Nevada. More than 1,200 magnet leaders and educators came together virtually and […]
For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2021Todd MannExecutive Director, MSAtodd.email@example.com Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2020-2021 National Award Winners Washington, D.C. – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) announced its 2020-2021 awards recipients during the 38th National Conference on Magnet Schools, which was held virtually April 27-30, 2021. More than 1,000 magnet leaders and educators came together on […]
Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is pleased to announce that Thomas Sims, Principal of Dickinson Fine Arts Academy in South Bend, Indiana is the 2017 National Magnet School Principal of the Year. Through a competitive application process, Mr. Sims was selected from a group of eight Regional Principals of the Year dispersed across the country.
Kathleen Decker, principal at Walter Bracken, Walter Long, and Hollingsworth STEAM Academies in Clark County School District, (CCSD), located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is not new to success. She was named MSA Principal of the Year in 2013 for her vibrant leadership skills and ability to turn around Walter Bracken, which in 2001 was a failing school. Since her initial MSA recognition, two more schools have been placed under her leadership. One ingredient of her success with all three schools is her use of the empowerment method.
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.