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Salk MS Earns National Award for Seventh Straight Year

Salk Middle School has once again been recognized by Magnet Schools of America, after the national association for magnet and theme-based schools named Salk Pre-Engineering Magnet School a National Magnet School of Excellence.


This is the SEVENTH year in a row that Salk has been recognized by Magnet Schools of America as a Merit award winning school.


Magnet School of Excellence Awards are given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School. One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.


To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.


A group of representatives from the school will head to Florida this spring to accept the national recognition.


To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit