The purpose of the magnet schools is to reduce high concentrations of poverty in schools; promote school integration; maximize use of school facilities and provide innovative educational opportunities. Therefore, we consider two key factors in considering magnet applications:
- Projected overall socioeconomic status of the school to which that student is assigned for next year.
- Socioeconomic status of the area where the applying student resides.
To find your level of priority, complete the following steps:
- Review the projected overall socioeconomic status of the school to which are assigned for next school year
- Review the socioeconomic status of the area where the student resides
- Write down the characteristics of both criteria. For example: Medium for socioeconomic status of the school and high for socioeconomic status of the area.
- Click on the links below to see your level of priority for the appropriate grade level and/or school you are considering.
The socioeconomic status of where you live and your assigned school will determine your place on the priority list.
- Magnet Elementary School Priorities (Excluding Joyner, Underwood, Hodge, Smith, Wendell and Zebulon elementary schools)
- Magnet Middle and High School Priorities (Excluding Zebulon and East Garner middle schools, Garner High school)
- Group 2 Magnet Schools - Joyner Elementary and Underwood Elementary
- Group 3 Magnet Schools - Hodge, Smith, Wendell, Zebulon Elementary, Zebulon and East Garner Middle, Garner High)
Call the Office of Magnet Programs at 919-533-7289.