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 Javier Gomez, a recent high school graduate who organized school wide walkouts and protests against Florida’s anti-LGBTQ legislation at his Miami magnet school, was there to introduce Biden. Brooke Baitinger, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2022 Meanwhile, more than 6,000 students in Greater Hartford have been placed in an interdistrict magnet school or suburban school through the Open Choice program ahead of the 2022-23 school year. Seamus Mcavoy, Hartford Courant, 3 May 2022 The Supreme Court has dabbled in one of those cases this spring — centering on a magnet school in Fairfax, Va. — but decided not to intervene, at least for now, and sent it back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. James Vaznis,, 7 June 2022 His children now attend a public magnet school in Hartford. Seamus Mcavoy,, 16 Mar. 2022 Most applicants also apply for an interdistrict magnet school or a technical school, which are seen as other remedies to racial isolation in Hartford Public Schools. Seamus Mcavoy, Hartford Courant, 3 May 2022 The new magnet school, which will be located on the same campus as Audubon Middle School, will have 120 spots for ninth and 10th graders for the 2022-2023 academic year. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 17 Feb. 2022 In that case the school, Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, a public prep and magnet school, was put on lockdown for a search that turned up nearly 40 bags of fentanyl stashed in two classrooms and the gym, The Hartford Courant reported. NBC News, 8 Feb. 2022 But when public schools don’t work — or don’t work for everyone — parents deserve a choice, whether that be a magnet school, charter school, private school, virtual school, home school, etc. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of magnet school

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnet school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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