Garner Magnet High School (GMHS) is a 4A school located in Garner, North Carolina, in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). GMHS has a current (2014–2015) enrollment of nearly 2700 students. There are over 150 members of the teaching faculty, in addition to a variety of staff employed in administration, guidance and other support services. GMHS prides itself on a skilled and accredited faculty, of which 30 members are nationally certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and 32% possess an advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in their respective fields. GMHS is one of only four WCPSS High Schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and one of only two to also offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.
Garner Magnet High School offers a comprehensive selection of courses in languages, literature, social studies, science, mathematics, fine arts, health and physical education and career & technology. In addition we offer Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate programming, Army JROTC and a Public Safety Academy.
GMHS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and Diploma Programme. The MYP, for ninth and tenth grade students, provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The Diploma Programme involves a rigorous and balanced two year program of university level coursework culminating in IB examinations. DP students also write a 4,000 word extended essay, complete a course in theory of knowledge and complete a number of creativity, service and action and service (CAS) projects. Students who qualify via IB examinations receive the IB Diploma recognized by universities throughout the world.
GMHS fields competitive teams in a range of sports including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, gymnastics, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.
Wake County Public School System will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.
Garner Magnet High School is a global environment where school and community stakeholders strive to inspire and engage all to become responsible, reflective practitioners in the pursuit of life-long learning and productive citizenship.