Outstanding Public Schools: Magnet & KIPP Schools

Outstanding Public Schools: Magnet & KIPP Schools

EVOLVAGE – MAGNET SCHOOLS

MAGNET SCHOOLS

Magnet schools are public high schools that attract the most talented students in a region using an application process that typically involves test scores and grade-point averages. The following are some of the nation’s best magnet schools.

ALABAMA

Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

Montgomery, AL

ARIZONA

Borton Primary Magnet School

Tucson, Arizona

(520) 225-1000

Safford Engineering/Technology Magnet Middle School

Tuscon, AZ

Utterback Magnet Middle School of the Arts

Tucson, AZ

(520) 225-3500

ARKANSAS

Gardner Math/Science/Technology Magnet
Hot Srings, AR

Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages
Little Rock, AR

Langston Aerospace & Environmental Studies Magnet
Hot Springs, AR

Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School
Hot Springs, AR

CALIFORNIA

Carver Academy
Principal: Lynda Brown
Cerritos, CA

Fiesta Gardens International School
Principal: Shelia Spieller
San Mateo, CA

Niemes Elementary School

Artesia, CA

North Shoreview Montessori
Music and Art School
San Mateo, CA

Ross Academy of Creative Media Arts
Artesia, CA

San Mateo Park Math and Science Magnet School

San Mateo, CA

(650) 312-7577

U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School

West Palm Beach, FL

(561) 802-2145

Sunnybrae Primary Years Pre-Elementary School

San Mateo, CA

(650) 312-7599

CONNECTICUT

Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School

New Haven, CT

(203) 691-3500

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School

New Haven, CT

King/Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School

New Haven, CT

Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School
Waterbury, CT

Metropolitan Learning Center

Interdistrict Magnet School for Global & International Studies

Bloomfield, CT

Montessori Magnet School

Hartford, CT

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
Waterbury, CT

The Metropolitan Learning Center
Bloomfield, CT

University High School of Science & Engineering

Hartford, CT

Warterbury Arts Magnet School

Waterbury, CT

FLORIDA

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

West Palm Beach, FL

Air Base Elementary School

Homestead, FL

Andrew J. Ferrell Middle School

Tampa, FL

Campbell Park Elementary for Marine Science

St. Petersburg, FL

Coral Gables Senior High School
Coral Gables, FL

Coral Reef Senior High School

Miami, Florida

(305) 232-2044

Crooms Academy of Information Technology
Sanford, FL

Crestview Elementary School
Miami, FL

Design and Architectural Senior High Miami, FL

Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary Center for Mathematics and Engineering

St. Petersburg, FL

Dowdell Middle Magnet
Tampa, FL

Driftwood Middle School

Hollywood, FL

(754) 323-3100

Dunbar High School

Fort Myers, FL

(239) 461-5322

Frank C. Martin IB K-8 Center
Miami, FL

Franklin Park Magnet School

Fort Myers, Florida

(239) 332-1969

G.W. Carver Middle School

Miami, FL

(305) 444-7388

Goldsboro Elementary Magnet
Principal: Cheryl Nicholas
Sanford, FL

Herbert A. Ammons Middle School
Miami, FL

James B. Sanderlin Elementary School

St. Petersburg, FL

(727) 552-1700

John F. Kennedy Middle School

Miami-Dade Public Schools

Miami Beach, FL

(305)947-1451

Lakewood Elementary School

St. Petersburg, FL

(727) 893-2196

Lee Elementary School of Technology and World Studies

Tampa, FL

(813) 276-5405

Lincoln Elementary Magnet School of Technology

Plant City, FL

(813) 757-9329

Lockhart Elementary Gifted and Talent Development Academy

Tampa, FL

(813) 276-5727

Lomax Elementary Magnet

Tampa, FL
(813) 276-5569

Macfarlane Park Magnet School for International Studies

Tampa, FL

(813) 356-1760

Maritime and Science Technology Academy Miami, FL

Maximo Micromax Society & Visual Arts Elementary

St. Petersburg, FL

McNair Middle Magnet School

Rockledge, FL

Midway Elementary School
Sanford, FL

Morikami Park Elementary School
Delray Beach, FL

Muller Elementary Magnet

Tampa, FL

Nathan B. Young Middle Magnet School

Tampa, FL

(813) 276-5739

New World School of the Art
Miami, FL

Norland Middle Magnet
Miami, FL

North Dade Center for Modern Languages

Miami Gardens, FL

(305) 625 3885

Paxon School/Advanced Studies Jacksonville, FL

Philip Shore Magnet School of the Arts

Tampa, FL

(813) 276-5712

Pine Forest School of the Arts

Jacksonville, FL

Pompano Beach High School

Pompano, FL

(754) 322-2000

Progress Village Middle Magnet School

Tampa, FL

(813) 671-5110

Rampello Downtown Partnership School

Tampa, FL

(813) 233-2333

Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School

Rockledge, FL

(321) 633-3630

Roosevelt Middle Magnet School
West Palm Beach, FL

Sawgrass Springs Middle School

Coral Springs, FL

S. D. Spady Montessori School
Delray Beach, FL

Sligh Middle School Health Explorations & Technology Magnet

Tampa, FL

Southwood Middle School
Miami, FL

Stanton College Preparatory Jacksonville, FL

Stewart Middle Magnet School

Tampa, FL

(813) 276-5691

Suncoast Community High School

Riviera Beach, FL

(813) 744-8360

Sunset Elementary School

Miami, FL

Tampa Bay Technical School

Tampa, FL

S. D. Spady Montessori School
Delray Beach, FL

Williams IB Middle Magnet School

Tampa, F

GEORGIA

Augustus R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering

August, GA

Butler Elementary School
Savannah, GA

Charles Ellis Montessori Academy
Savannah, GA

Columbus High School
Columbus, GA

Davidson Magnet School Augusta, GA

John S. Davidson Fine Arts School

Augusta, GA

(706) 823-6924

Marshpoint Elementary School

Savannah, GA

(912) 898-4000

Thunderbolt Elementary School

Thunderbolt, GA

(912) 303-6655

ILLINOIS

Agassiz Elementary School
Chicago, IL

Ariel Community Academy

Chicago, IL

Blain School
Chicago, IL

Northside College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL

Payton College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL

Walt Disney Magnet School

Chicago, IL

(773) 534-5840

LOUISIANA

Benjamin Franklin Senior High School New Orleans, LA

J.S. Clark Magnet School
Monroe, LA

McKinlev Middle Academic Magnet
Baton Rouge, LA

Peabody Montessori
Alexandria, LA

St. James Parish Magnet Program
Vacherie, LA

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet Elementary School

Baton Rouge, LA

MARYLAND

Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology

Baltimore, MD

(410) 887-4889

Lutherville Laboratory for Science, Mathematics, and Communications

Lutherville, MD

(410) 887-7800

MICHIGAN

Pleasant View Magnet Elementary School

Lansing, MI

(517) 325-6859

Wainwright Leadership Academy

Lansing, MI

(517) 325-6877

Wexford Montessori Elementary School

Lansing, MI

(517) 325-6883

Woodcreek Elementary School

Lansing, MI

(517) 325-6890

MINNESOTA

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
Brooklyn Park, MN
(763) 561-1374

Fridley Middle School

Fridley, MN

(763) 502-5400

MISSISSIPPI

Hayes Cooper Center

Merigold, MS

NEVADA

Clark High School Teacher Education Academy

Las Vegas, NV

(702) 799-5800

Gilbert Magnet Elementary School

North Las Vegas, NV

(702) 799 – 4730

Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communication

North Las Vegas, NV

(702) 799-7139

Mabel Hoggard Magnet School

Las Vegas, NV

(702) 799-4740

Roy W. Martin Middle School

Las Vegas, NV

Sandy Searles Miller Academy of International Studies

Las Vegas, NV

The Academy of Math, Science, and Technology at Bridger Middle School

North Las Vegas, NV

Walter Bracken Elementary School

Las Vegas, NV

NEW YORK

City Honors School at Fosdick Masten Park Buffalo, NY

Girls Preparatory Charter School

442 E. Houston St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 917.267.2756

P.S./I.S. 104: The Magnet School of Museum Studies

Brooklyn, NY

(718) 836-4630

Watson Williams Elementary School

Utica, NY

Yonkers High School

Yonkers, NY

NORTH CAROLINA

A.B. Combs Leadership magnet Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Brooks Museums Magnet
Raleigh, NC

Broughton High School

Raleigh, NC

Bugg Creative Arts & Science Elementary School
Raleigh, NC

Cenntenial Campus Middle School
Raleigh, NC

Charles R. Bugg Elementary School
Raleigh, NC

Clarkston School of Discovery
Clarkston, NC

Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School

Durham, NC

(919) 560-2525

Collinswood Language Academy

Charlotte, NC

(980) 343-5820

East Millbrook Magnet Middle

Raleigh, NC

(919) 850-8755

Emma Conn Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

(919) 856-7637

Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary

Cary, NC

(919) 460-3469

Douglas Elementary Creative Arts and Science Magnet Schoo
Raleigh, NC

Durham School of the Arts

Durham, NC

(919) 560-3926

Fred J. Cranage GT Magnet Middle School
Raleigh, NC

Idlewild Elementary School

Charlotte, NC

(980) 343-6411

Ligon GT Magnet Middle School

Raleigh, NC

Paideia Academy at Oakhurst

Charlotte, NC

Paisley IB Magnet School

Winston-Salem, NC

Poe Montessori Magnet School
Raleigh, NC

Powell GT Magnet Elementary School
Raleigh, NC

R.N. Harris Integrated Arts/Core Knowledge Magnet

Durham, NC

(919) 560-3967

Smith Academy of International Languages

Charlotte, NC

(980) 343-5815

University Park Creative Arts Elementary

Charlotte, NC

(980) 343-5178

Washington GT Magnet Elementary
Raleigh, NC

PENNSYLVANIA

Julia R. Masterman Secondary School Philadelphia, PA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Academic Magnet High School No. Charleston, SC

TENNESSEE

Arlington International Leadership School

Jackson, TN

Battle Academy
Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts

Chattanooga, TN
(423) 209-5929

Hume Fogg Magnet High School Nashville, TN Jackson Careers and Technology Magnet

Jackson, TN

(731) 427-4581

Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet – Pearl High School Nashville, TN

Normal Park Musuem Magnet

Chatanooga, TN

TEXAS

A.B. Anderson Academy

Houston, TX

Aldine Academy

Houston, TX

Austin Children’s Engineering Magnet School
Wichita Falls, TX

Bethune Academy

Houston, TX

Carroll Academy

Houston, TX

Carter Academy

Houston, TX

Carver Magnet High School
Houston, TX

Charles R. Drew Academy Middle School

Houston, TX
(281) 878-0360

Drew Academy

Houston, TX

Grantham Academy Middle School

Houston, TX

(281) 985-6590

Harris Academy Elementary School

Houston, Texas

(281) 878-7900

Hirschi Math-Science IB Magnet High School

Wichita Falls, Texas

(940) 716-2800

Huey Montessori
Wichita Falls, TX

Jewell Houston Academy Elementary School

Houston, TX

(281) 878-7745

JRuth Smith Academy
Houston, TX

Kirby Junior High
Wichita Falls, TX

Lamar Environmental Center
Wichita Falls, TX

Northwest EXCEL Academy

Houston, TX

(281) 878-7775

Raymond Academy for Engineering

Houston, TX

Reece Academy

Houston, TX

(281) 878-0800

Ruby Reed Academy
Houston, TX

Stovall Academy Elementary School

Houston, TX

(281) 591-8500

Versa V. Reece Montessori Academy
Houston, TX

William B. Travis Vanguard and Academy

Dallas, TX

(972) 794-7500

KIPP Schools

KIPP Schools, a darling of the journalism world, have been lauded by such publications as the New York TimesWashington PostNewsweekUS News & World ReportThe Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Forbes. They’ve also been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” where Oprah called KIPP, “a revolutionary school system.”

ARKANSAS

KIPP Blytheville College Prep. School Blytheville, AR – Middle School

KIPP Delta College Preparatory School Helena, AR – Middle School

KIPP Delta Collegiate Helena, AR – High School

KIPP Delta Elem. Literacy Academy Helena, AR 1- Elementary School

CALIFORNIA

KIPP Academy of Opportunity Los Angeles, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy San Diego, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Bayview Academy San Francisco, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Bridge Charter School Oakland, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Comienza Community Prep Los Angeles, CA 1- Elementary School

KIPP Empower Academy Los Angeles, CA 1- Elementary School

KIPP Heartwood Academy San Jose, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Iluminar Academy Los Angeles, CA 1- Elementary School

KIPP King Collegiate – High School San Lorenzo, CA 3- High School

KIPP LA College Preparatory School Los Angeles, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Philosophers Academy Los Angeles, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Raíces Academy Los Angeles, CA 1- Elementary School

KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy San Francisco, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory San Francisco, CA 3- High School

KIPP San Jose Collegiate San Jose, CA 3- High School

KIPP Scholar Academy Los Angeles, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Sol Academy Los Angeles, CA 2- Middle School

KIPP Summit Academy San Lorenzo, CA 2- Middle School

COLORADO

KIPP Denver Collegiate – High School Denver, CO 3- High School

KIPP Montbello College Prep Denver, CO 2- Middle School

KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy Denver, CO 2- Middle School

FLORIDA

KIPP Impact – Middle School Jacksonville, FL 2- Middle School

KIPP VOICE – Elementary School Jacksonville, FL 1- Elementary School

GEORGIA

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Atlanta, GA 3- High School

KIPP South Fulton Academy East Point, GA 2- Middle School

KIPP STRIVE Academy Atlanta, GA 2- Middle School

KIPP STRIVE Primary Atlanta, GA 1- Elementary School

KIPP Vision Academy Atlanta, GA 2- Middle School

KIPP Vision Primary Atlanta, GA 1- Elementary School

KIPP WAYS Academy Atlanta, GA 2- Middle School

ILLINOIS

KIPP Ascend – Middle School Chicago, IL 2- Middle School

KIPP Ascend Primary School Chicago, IL 1- Elementary School

KIPP Create – Middle School Chicago, IL 2- Middle School

INDIANA

KIPP Indianapolis College Preparatory Indianapolis, IN 2- Middle School

LOUISIANA

KIPP Believe College Prep New Orleans, LA 2- Middle School

KIPP Believe Primary New Orleans, LA 1- Elementary School

KIPP Central City Academy New Orleans, LA 2- Middle School

KIPP Central City Primary New Orleans, LA 1- Elementary School

KIPP McDonogh 15 – Middle School New Orleans, LA 2- Middle School

KIPP McDonogh 15 Primary New Orleans, LA 1- Elementary School

KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy New Orleans, LA 2- Middle School

KIPP New Orleans Leadership Primary New Orleans, LA 1- Elementary School

KIPP Renaissance – High School New Orleans, LA 3- High School

MARYLAND

KIPP Harmony Academy Baltimore, MD 1- Elementary School

KIPP Ujima Village Academy Baltimore, MD 2- Middle School

MASSACHUSETTS

KIPP Academy Boston Boston, MA 2- Middle School

KIPP Academy Lynn Lynn, MA 2- Middle School

KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate Lynn, MA 3- High School

MINNESOTA

KIPP Stand Academy Minneapolis, MN 2- Middle School

MISSOURI

KIPP Endeavor Academy Kansas City, MO 2- Middle School

KIPP Inspire Academy St. Louis, MO 2- Middle School

NEW JERSEY

Newark Collegiate Academy Newark, NJ 3- High School

Rise Academy Newark, NJ 2- Middle School

Seek Academy Newark, NJ 1- Elementary School

SPARK Academy Newark, NJ 1- Elementary School

TEAM Academy Newark, NJ 2- Middle School

THRIVE Academy Newark, NJ 1- Elementary School

NEW YORK

KIPP Academy – Elementary School New York (Bronx), NY 1- Elementary School

KIPP Academy New York New York (Bronx), NY 2- Middle School

KIPP AMP Academy New York (Brooklyn), NY 2- Middle School

KIPP AMP – Elementary School New York (Brooklyn), NY 1- Elementary School

KIPP Infinity Charter School New York (Manhattan), NY 2- Middle School

KIPP Infinity – Elementary School New York (Manhattan), NY 1- Elementary School

KIPP NYC College Prep – High School New York (Manhattan), NY 3- High School

KIPP STAR College Prep Charter School New York (Manhattan), NY 2- Middle School

KIPP STAR – Elementary School New York (Manhattan), NY 1- Elementary School

KIPP TECH VALLEY Albany, NY 2- Middle School

KIPP Washington Heights New York (Manhattan), NY 2- Middle School

NORTH CAROLINA

KIPP Charlotte Charlotte, NC 2- Middle School

KIPP Gaston College Preparatory Gaston, NC 2- Middle School

KIPP Gaston College Preparatory Primary Gaston, NC 1- Elementary School

KIPP Pride – High School Gaston, NC 3- High School

OHIO

KIPP Journey Academy Columbus, OH 2- Middle School

OKLAHOMA

KIPP Reach College Preparatory Oklahoma City, OK

KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory Tulsa, OK 2- Middle School

PENNSYLVANIA

KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy Philadelphia, PA 3- High School

KIPP Philadelphia Charter School Philadelphia, PA 2- Middle School

KIPP Philadelphia – Elementary School Academy Philadelphia, PA 1- Elementary School

KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Philadelphia, PA 2- Middle School

TENNESSEE

KIPP Academy Nashville Nashville, TN 2- Middle School

KIPP Memphis Academy – Elementary School Memphis, TN 1- Elementary School

KIPP Memphis Academy – Middle School Memphis, TN 2- Middle School

KIPP Memphis Collegiate – Elementary School Memphis, TN 1- Elementary School

KIPP Memphis Collegiate – High School Memphis, TN 3- High School

KIPP Memphis Collegiate – Middle School Memphis, TN 2- Middle School

KIPP Memphis Preparatory – Middle School Memphis, TN 2- Middle School

KIPP Nashville College Prep Nashville, TN 2- Middle School

TEXAS

KIPP 3D Academy Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Academy – Middle School Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Aspire Academy San Antonio, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters Austin, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Austin Beacon Prep Austin, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Austin College Prep Austin, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Austin Collegiate Austin, TX 3- High School

KIPP Austin Comunidad Austin, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Austin Connections – Elementary School Austin, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Austin Leadership – Elementary School Austin, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Austin Obras Austin, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Austin Vista – Middle School Austin, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Camino Academy San Antonio, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Coastal Village – Middle School Galveston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Coastal Village Primary School Galveston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Courage College Prep Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP SHARP College Prep Lower School Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Sharpstown College Prep Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP SHINE Prep Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Destiny – Elementary School Dallas, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP DREAM Prep Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy San Antonio, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Explore Academy Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Generations Collegiate Houston, TX 3- High School

KIPP Houston – High School Houston, TX 3- High School

KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Legacy Preparatory School Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Liberation College Prep Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Northeast College Preparatory Houston, TX 3- High School

KIPP PEACE – Elementary School Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy San Antonio, TX 1- Elementary School

KIPP University Prep – High School San Antonio, TX 3- High School

KIPP Spirit College Prep Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Sunnyside – High School Houston, TX 3- High School

KIPP TRUTH Academy Dallas, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls Houston, TX 2- Middle School

KIPP ZENITH Academy Houston, TX 1- Elementary School

WASHINGTON, DC

KIPP DC: AIM Academy Washington, DC 2- Middle School

KIPP DC: College Preparatory Washington, DC 3- High School

KIPP DC: Connect Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: Discover Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: Grow Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: Heights Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: KEY Academy Washington, DC 2- Middle School

KIPP DC: Lead Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: LEAP Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: Promise Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: Spring Academy Washington, DC 1- Elementary School

KIPP DC: WILL Academy Washington, DC 2- Middle School

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