Congratulations to our magnet schools who achieved the high standards of Magnet Schools of America's Merit Award. (click on the school names to read more about their individual awards)

Top Magnet School of Excellence 2023

Salk Middle School - Pre-Engineering STEM Magnet


Merit Schools of Excellence
Anoka Middle School for the Arts

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts

Salk Middle School - Pre-Engineering STEM Magnet

Merit Schools of Distinction

University Avenue Elementary School - Aerospace, Children's Engineering and Science
​Weaver Lake:  A Science, Math & Technology School 

Magnet Schools of America Magnet School Merit Awards

2024 National Magnet School Merit Award Winners

National merit awards are given to magnet schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and strong parent and community involvement. To be considered for a merit award, member schools must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.

There are two categories of merit awards: (1) Magnet Schools of Excellence, the top merit award given to only a select group of magnet schools and (2) Magnet Schools of Distinction, the second highest award of recognition. (see​

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