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23 Wake magnet schools earn national honor

Posted March 6, 2014 4:15 p.m. EST

Wake County Public School System

— Twenty-three Wake County schools received Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America, the organization announced Thursday.

The annual awards recognize programs demonstrating a strong commitment to academic standards, innovation, diversity, specialized teaching staffs and parent and community involvement.

Eleven Wake County public schools earned the top title, School of Excellence. Twelve Wake County magnet schools earned the title of School of Distinction.

“It is truly an honor for Wake County to have 23 schools earn national recognition from among all of the programs and schools that were reviewed,” Deputy Superintendent Cathy Q. Moore said in a statement. “This is a reflection of the hard work teachers and staff have put into building strong, innovative programs for our students.”

Schools of Excellence
• Fred J. Carnage GT/AIG Magnet Middle School
• Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
• A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary
• Conn Active Learning and Technology Magnet Elementary School
• Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary School
• Fuller Gifted & Talented/Academically & Intellectually Gifted Basics Magnet Elementary School
• Hunter GT/AIG Magnet Elementary
• Millbrook Elementary International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Magnet School
• Powell Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School
• Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
• Washington Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School

Schools of Distinction
• Charles R. Bugg Creative Arts and Science A+ Magnet School
• Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
• East Garner Magnet Middle School: School of Distinction
• W.G. Enloe GT/IB Center for the Humanities, Sciences and the Arts
• Garner Magnet High School
• Ligon GT Magnet Middle School
• Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School
• Millbrook Magnet High School
• Smith Magnet Elementary School, IBO World School
• Underwood Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School
• Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School
• Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary School