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DPS Magnet Schools Win National Award

Magnet School Awards

Ten DPS schools received merit awards for meeting the high standards set forth by Magnet Schools of America (MSA).  MSA recognizes magnet schools that demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and consistent delivery of high-quality educational services to all stakeholders.

Superintendent Mubenga noted, “We are extremely proud that DPS magnet schools are receiving national recognition for the exceptional work they do to provide innovative programming for our students.  This is the highest number of awards that DPS has ever received and we are excited to put Durham on the map as we offer excellent school options for our students and families.”

The ten awardees were as follows:

Magnet Schools of Distinction:
Burton International Baccalaureate Elementary School
George Watts Montessori Elementary School
City of Medicine Academy
Middle College at Durham Tech
Morehead Montessori Elementary School
WG Pearson STEAM Elementary School
Magnet Schools of Excellence:  (Highest Honor)
Club Boulevard Humanities Elementary School
Lowe’s Grove STEM School of Technology Middle School
Holt Language Academy Elementary School
The School for Creative Studies