Grades: A cumulative 2.50 grade point average (GPA) based on the last four (4) consecutive semesters
Test scores: Perform on a level of Basic or above on LEAP 2025 or the equivalent on a norm-referenced assessment in both ELA and math
Baton Rouge Magnet High School has earned a reputation as one of the finest secondary schools in the city, state, the South, and the nation. Since 1976, it has been a magnet school for academics and the performing arts. Thousands of outstanding citizens in all walks of life are proud to claim BRMHS as their alma mater.
Baton Rouge Magnet High School, one of the designated historical sites in the National Register of Historic Places, serves multicultural populations of high achieving students. It is an academic and visual and performing arts magnet, offering a college preparatory curriculum that includes many honors and advanced placement courses such as AP Human Geography, African-American Studies, television, radio, ballet, stagecraft, and architectural drafting. Baton Rouge Magnet also enjoys the distinction of being the only high school in the nation with an AM/FM broadcast station operated by students in radio production classes.
BRMHS has always provided activities beyond the classroom to meet the varying needs of its student population. Male and female students regularly participate and win championships in sports such as soccer, wrestling, golf, cross-country, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The performing and visual arts departments are well-known for excellent concerts, plays, recitals and exhibits.
The 9th and 10th grade students participate in a mandatory reading program through the Accelerated Reader Program and Springboard for enhancement of critical-thinking, comprehension, and writing skills, as well as college bound standards for college readiness. All students have the opportunity to participate in over 50 clubs and organizations. The school maintains an active student government association that meets with club sponsors and the administration to address student concerns.
The school, staff, and students have garnered well-deserved recognition for outstanding achievements. Most recently, BRMHS was recognized as a recipient of the Magnet Schools America Distinction Award and the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award.
Equally important, our students are driven to succeed, and they are complemented by a highly qualified staff that is equally driven. Two of our Bulldogs were the recipients of the 2015 EBRPSS Student and Teacher of the Year Awards. Moreover, BRMHS was recognized in 2015 by the Louisiana Department of Education for having the top AP students in Louisiana. In addition, to these local and state awards, BRMHS is also "home" to a 2015 Presidential Scholar.