magnet school


Definition of 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 Cynthia Coronado, 22, graduated from Aldine ISD's magnet school, Carver High School for Engineering, Applied Technology and the Arts in 2016. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Aldine ISD alumna's painting business takes off after Bad Bunny offers $5K for his portrait," 21 Apr. 2020 Theodore Potter Spanish Immersion School 74, an IPS magnet school on the north side of Indianapolis, is a 50/50, two-way dual immersion model. Sorell Grow, Indianapolis Star, "'So much more than a language': How Indianapolis immersion schools prepare students," 3 Mar. 2020 Chirag Mehta, whose daughter and son attend a magnet school on the city’s north side, volunteers with a group called Parents 4 Teachers that has been urging parents to contact Lightfoot’s office every week in support of the teachers union. Kathleen Foody, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chicago teachers may test unions’ ‘social justice’ strategy," 13 Oct. 2019 David Makes Man follows a 14-year-old prodigy from the South Florida projects named David, who attends a magnet school. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Why Today’s Google Doodle Is So Special," 13 Aug. 2019 Lee is the home of a creative and performance art magnet school. Lee Roop |, al, "New theater spotlights the performing arts in tech town of Huntsville," 3 Feb. 2020 Two recent lawsuits against the Capitol Region Education Council claim the network of Hartford-area magnet schools failed to follow its own policies to protect its students, traumatizing them in the process. Rebecca Lurye,, "Two lawsuits claim CREC schools wrongfully questioned students over shooting threat, sexual abuse," 10 Oct. 2019 More: 'There is no positive to this': JCPS proposals on magnet schools draw praise and criticism Last year, JCPS green-lighted a $120 million plan to build four new schools in the coming years — three elementary schools and one middle school. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS may build a middle school in the East End. Here's how you can give feedback," 15 Jan. 2020 For instance, there are five different formulas for magnet schools. Kathleen Megan,, "Charter schools say state is ‘starving’ them by providing less funding than traditional public schools," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of magnet school

1968, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2020

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“Magnet school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of magnet school

chiefly US : a school that has courses in special subjects (such as the arts or technology) and is designed to attract students from all parts of a community

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