Magnet Priorities Criteria

  • The purpose of the magnet schools program is to reduce high concentrations of poverty in schools; promote diverse school populations; maximize use of school facilities and provide innovative educational opportunities. To that end, we consider two key factors in considering magnet applications:

    1. Socioeconomic status of the area where the applying student resides.
    2. Projected overall socioeconomic status of the school to which that student is assigned for next year. 


    Check your student's magnet priorities

    Complete these steps to determine where your application will be placed in our magnet school's priorities.  

    Remember, rising Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade students receive guaranteed priority to join an older sibling at the same school in 2019-20.


    Step 1: Check the socioeconomic status for your area

    Each area is designated as having high, medium or low socioeconomic status. Check the status for your area.


    Step 2: Check the socioeconomic status of your assigned school

    We project socioeconomic status of each school. Check the status of your assigned school. 


    Step 3: Check your desired school's priorities

    Check your desired school's magnet priorities to see how your student's application will be prioritized. There are three groups of priorities:

School's Magnet Priorities


    Call the Office of Magnet Programs at 919-533-7289.