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The East Baton Rouge Parish School System offers outstanding magnet programs in seven elementary schools, four middle schools and four high schools throughout the parish. Many of our magnet schools have been recognized for earning Blue Ribbon status and for being awarded numerous Magnet Schools of America Merit awards.

East Baton Rouge Parish's Magnet Schools offer a wide variety of different programs in addition to their accelerated academic reputation. At the elementary level visual and performing arts, Montessori, and Foreign Language Immersion programs are offered.

Our middle school programs include visual and performing arts, pre-engineering and a Foreign Language Immersion track. And at the high school level, various special programs such as medical, visual and performing arts as well as Centers of Excellence programs focusing on health sciences, business and governmental affairs, as well as engineering.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved policy allows students enrolled in a dedicated magnet school to progress to the next magnet school level if they apply and qualify. Therefore, students who attend elementary magnet schools will receive priority admission into McKinley Middle, Scotlandville Middle, Sherwood Middle and Westdale Middle Immersion's Program at the middle school level.

Students enrolled in a middle magnet school program will receive priority admission into Baton Rouge Magnet High School, if they apply and meet academic eligibility requirements during the first magnet application period.




What are Magnet Programs?
Magnet schools create exciting learning experiences that promote student achievement. They are schools with programs that have a special focus, ranging from science and literature to performing arts and innovative technology. They attract students based on their learning needs, skills and special interests.