magnet school


: a school with superior facilities and staff and often a specialized curriculum designed to attract pupils from throughout a city or school district

Examples of magnet school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team’s best player, senior defender Eduardo Villegas, transferred last year from a magnet school that didn’t have a sports program. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2024 Lincoln College Preparatory Academy The most diverse Kansas City public school on Niche’s list, Lincoln Prep is a magnet school with a largely nonwhite student body. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 26 Jan. 2024 Johnson wrote Tuesday that counselors and support staff at the magnet school would be available for students who may be unsettled by the incident. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2023 Youngkin criticized admissions changes to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, an elite magnet school in Fairfax County. Tyler Kingkade, NBC News, 1 Nov. 2023 For example, Vista Unified, which plans to consider consolidating schools because of falling enrollment, is expanding its magnet school programs and academic and social services to mitigate enrollment declines, said Superintendent Matt Doyle. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2023 The celebration of a film and television production magnet school in downtown Los Angeles had the feeling of a campaign rally. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Schatz became interested in the music program at Hill-Freedman, a public magnet school, after reading a 2022 story in Philadelphia’s Chalkbeat. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 7 Nov. 2023 Here’s a look at when school districts, charter schools and statewide magnet schools are taking their spring break. Tcrain, al, 12 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnet school was in 1965

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“Magnet school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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