An Education that Limits Students Only by the Height of their Imagination 

We Are
A 2018 National Magnet School of Excellence!!

Former Principal Bob McCain was recognized and received a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at the 36th Magnet Schools of America National Conference. The conference hosted by Chicago Public Schools in Chicago, Illinois on April 25, 2018.

Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School. One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.

To receive a national merit award, these schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.

To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit


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