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Magnet Schools of America Magnet School Merit Awards

2023 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​

Congratulations to our magnet schools who achieved the high standards of Magnet Schools of America's Merit Award.

Top Magnet School of Excellence 2023

University Avenue Aerospace, Children's Engineering, and Science 

Merit Schools of Excellence
Anoka Middle School for the Arts

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

Merit Schools of Distinction
Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts

Evergreen Park Elementary - STEM School of Innovation