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 Alabama’s top high school, known as LAMP, is a magnet school with selective admission requirements and is one of five magnet schools in the state to land in the top 25. Trisha Powell Crain |, al, "Here are Alabama’s 2021 top high schools, U.S. News says," 27 Apr. 2021 Austin-East, an arts magnet school with about 640 students, a majority of whom are Black, has been a reflection of the East Knoxville community’s pride — but also of its struggles. New York Times, "One High School, Five Students Fatally Shot," 23 Apr. 2021 The idea blossomed from a 1:30 a.m. conversation in October between 17-year-olds Aziza Mattaka and Christian Thomas, both juniors at the magnet school in Essex. Lillian Reed,, "Teens at a Baltimore County magnet school saw a need adults couldn’t meet. So they stepped in to mentor others.," 19 Apr. 2021 The Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville was founded in 1968 and is the county's only magnet school for performing arts, according to the school's website. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "Tennessee high school student killed in officer-involved shooting in school bathroom," 15 Apr. 2021 Harris, a former military police officer, corporate marketer and restauranteur, closed a rundown alternative school and a divisive magnet school, reset elementary school enrollment rules and built a middle school. Levi Pulkkinen, USA TODAY, "Suspensions, handcuffs, jail — middle school discipline falls heavily on vulnerable kids," 8 Apr. 2021 In his home state of New Jersey, LeBlanc attended High Technology High School in Lincroft, a magnet school that specializes in engineering, but played football, lacrosse and basketball (for one season) at Manasquan High School. Edward Lee,, "‘Larry’ Legend: Kyle LeBlanc finally making a name for himself with Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse," 2 Apr. 2021 The campus is also different as it was designed as a magnet school with admission requirements for students. Eva-marie Ayala, Dallas News, "Learning from Lockdown: key lessons from virtual education across the country," 17 Mar. 2021 The campus is also different as it was designed as a magnet school with admission requirements for students. Ruth Serven Smith |, al, "Ed Lab collaborative: Lessons learned from remote school and why we might never go back," 17 Mar. 2021

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2021

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“Magnet school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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