Top STEM Magnet Schools in the United States


K-12 education is an important part of children’s lives. From a social standpoint, this is when they develop soft skills, emotional intelligence and start to engage with their peers. On the education side, this is when they start to find what subjects they are passionate about and decide their goals for higher-education.  

Magnet schools are public schools that have a special area of focus. STEM magnet schools offer different science, technology, engineering and math curriculum than another non-magnet public school would. Below we have a list of the top STEM magnet schools in the United States according to Niche

If your child is passionate about STEM, a STEM magnet school in your area is a great option. From the curriculum to the extra curricular programs, your child will have a greater opportunity to improve their STEM literacy skills and see what career opportunities there are using the skills they are learning. 

Niche Top STEM Magnet Schools List:

  1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Location: Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
  1. Bergen County Academies 
  • Location: Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ
  1. Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies 
  • Location: Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School District, NK 
  1. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 
  • Location: Aurora, IL 
  1. Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  1. The Davidson Academy 
  • Location: Reno, NV
  1. Liberal Arts and Science Academy 
  • Location: Austin Independent School District, TX
  1. Union County Magnet High School 
  • Location: Union County Vocational-Technical School District, NJ
  1. School for the Talented and Gifted 
  • Location:Dallas Independent School District, TX
  1. Walter Payton College Prep 
  • Location: Chicago Public Schools, IL
  1. Tesla STEM High School 
  • Location: Lake Washington School District, WA
  1. Maine School of Science and Mathematics 
  • Location: Limestone, ME
  1. School of Science and Engineering 
  • Location: Dallas Independent School District, TX
  1. The Early College at Guilford 
  • Location: Guilford County School District, NC
  1. Northside College Preparatory High School 
  • Location: Chicago Public Schools, IL

Finding a niche is something that everyone hopes to do. If your kid has shown interest in science, technology, engineering and math, enrolling them in a STEM magnet school is a great option! It will give them the opportunity to be involved in STEM focused curriculum and be around like-minded students.

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