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Magnet high schools are public high schools that attract the most talented students using an application process that typically involves test scores and grade-point averages. Magnet schools enhance academic standards with innovative approaches to learning that maximize student potential. Magnets open doors of opportunity and spark the imagination of students, preparing them to become responsible citizens in a global society.
The following are the nation’s 20 best magnet high schools in America:
20. Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School, Nashville, TN
Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School is a public magnet school in Nashville, Tennessee. It has 924 students in grades 9-12. This school 100% prepares you for college experiences. It may be hard but it is worth it. Students must be proactive because from the minute they arrive it’s up to them. There are no more multiple reminders of due dates, tests are frequent and the workload is heavy.
Academics at Hume-Fogg are the best of the best. Classes are challenging but still engaging and generally entertaining. All students have to graduate with at least two AP credits, but there are so many AP courses offered that most graduate with at least 3 or 4. The workload is unbearable intense and overwhelming but necessary. All classes are either honors or AP. Self-motivation is key to success at this school.
The teachers at Hume-Fogg are very friendly and are very out going. They care about the students. All teachers are enthusiastic about teaching, learning, their subject, the school. All teachers are willing to help the students to understand the material, and to work with students and their parents in order to produce better grades and less stress.
One of the major focuses at Hume Fogg is active participation in extracurricular activities. There are dozens of clubs open to the student body. All students are involved in clubs that meet during the school day and some after school. Many students participate in activities like Youth in Government, Model United Nations, Forensics, Quiz Bowl, Chess, and Mock Trial.
The sports at Hume-Fogg are what you may expect from a magnet school. Those who participate in sports here at good at what they do, as well as in academics. Hume-Fogg offers almost every sport a public school can offer such as soccer, track and field, lacrosse, football, swimming, wrestling, basketball, cheer-leading, volleyball, bowling, and cross country.
- Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School graduation rate is 99.0%. National average is 82.2%.
- 95.0% students of Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
- 99.0% students of Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.