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Best magnet schools in US? We've got 'em!

By definition, magnet schools are designed to attract. Two of ours have attracted national attention by being recognized as among the best in the United States.
Douglas Creative Arts and Science Elementary School was named the best in the nation by the Magnet Schools of America at the organization's annual conference in Miami on May 6. This same award was given to Combs Elementary in 2014.
Wiley Elementary -- an international studies magnet -- was named the top elementary magnet school.
Douglas received the Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, named for a pioneer in magnet programs. This is the highest honor bestowed by the MSA.The school receives a $5,000 award for this recognition.
Wiley was given the Elementary Magnet School of Merit Award, for having the top-rated magnet programs among elementary schools in the nation.
Douglas and Wiley were among nine of our schools that already had been deemed Schools of Excellence by the MSA for the 2015-16 school year.
We are very proud of our magnet school programs, which continue to seek to provide a variety of specific themes that spark higher levels of interest and motivation to learn among our students!