School Improvement

  • The purpose of school improvement is to improve achievement and outcomes for every student by working to eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.

    We do this by collaboratively and continuously analyzing data and making decisions considering the unique needs of the learning community and the district's strategic plan.


  • School Improvement Team Membership

    Process Manager- Amy Bennett, Teacher and IB Coordinator

    (Objective 1.07)
    Amanda Ireland, Media Specialist; Objective Operator
    Blair Pruette, Assistant Principal
    Pam Johannes, Assistant Principal
    Patrick Reilly, English Teacher
    Jon Sherwin, Teacher and IB Coordinator
    Lisa Himes, Clerical Staff
    Emily Marsh, English Teacher
    Madelyn Butler, Media Specialist

    (Objective 2.04)
    Joanna Hetrick, Math Teacher; Objective Operator
    Joe Bundens, Assistant Principal
    Mark Maultsby, Assistant Principal
    Heather Wimberly, Science Teacher
    Tim Magowan, Social Studies Teacher
    Dalton Perkinson, Spanish Teacher
    Dee Hamlett, CTE Teacher

    (Objective 4.06)
    Carter Hillman, Principal
    Beverly Smith, Assistant Principal
    Patrice Banks, Intervention Coordinator
    Sam Wanamaker, Chorus Teacher

    School Improvement team members approved on September 2018.

    School Improvement Meetings

    All school improvement meetings will be held in Room 1110.

    • August 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    • September 23, 2020 at 2:40 PM
    • October 21, 2020 at 2:40 PM
    • November 18, 2020 at 2:40 PM
    • December 9, 2020 at 2:40 PM - Quarterly Review
    • January 20, 2021 at 2:40 PM
    • February 24, 2021 at 2:40 PM - Quarterly Review
    • March 17, 2021 at 2:40 PM
    • April 21, 2021 at 2:40 PM - Quarterly Review
    • May 19, 2021 at 2:40 PM
    • June 9, 2021 at TBD

Indistar Login

To view our School Improvement Plan, log in using the credentials below.

  • Indistar Username: GuestS17477
  • Indistar Password: GuestS17477

Mission & Vision

District Mission

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.


Respect self, Respect others, Respect tradition! WE ARE TROJANS!

Vision Statement

Garner Magnet High School is an internationally-minded environment where school and community stakeholders strive to inspire and engage all to become productive, reflective, respectful citizens who develop compassion and understand that other perspectives should be considered and can also be right.

Value Statements

  1. We establish structure, develop self-discipline, and maintain high expectations for ourselves and others.
  2.  We communicate with respect, dignity, compassion, and honesty.
  3. We make reasoned, ethical decisions, promote digital integrity, and encourage social responsibility.
  4. We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action when responding to local and global problems/issues.
  5. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences and recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
  6. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
  7. We create collaborative learning environments to work together effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
  8. We develop skills for cross-curricular inquiry and research, both independently and with others.
  9. We reflect on our strengths and weaknesses in order to support and continue our learning.
  10. We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to develop resilience in the face of challenges and change.