Magnet schools take top spots in Best High schools in the US

May 2012
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By the wall
My ex-wife taught science at one of them.

Their students consistently place among the top in the entire state.

They all wear uniforms and there is absolutely no pop culture allowed anywhere, the kids want to be there or they are removed.

The interesting thing is that they teach using the Socratic method, the teachers actually have to complete a program that shows them how to teach in this way.

It's pretty expensive though but it seems a guaranteed way to get your kid into a decent college.
 
Dec 2018
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Florida
Relatively new thing to me, magnet schools. Appears many are focused on math, science and technology.

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings
Don’t be fooled too much. They don’t do much that you can’t find at other schools. They have selective membership. But the big thing they do is get away from a lot of the bureaucratic nightmares that plague public education. I’m sure most people here are fine with the education they had as a kid. And got public education.