Pilot Knob earns national Merit Award
Pilot Knob earns national Merit Award from Magnet Schools of America
Posted on 02/24/2015

Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School recently earned a merit award from Magnet Schools of America (MSA), a professional education association that represents more than 2,000 magnet schools nationwide. The school has been named a Magnet School of Excellence for 2015. Another District 197 elementary school, Garlough Environmental Magnet, was also named a school of excellence for 2015.

Schools are awarded for their student achievement, innovative and engaging instruction and curriculum, community engagement, professional development, and commitment to diversity.  To receive a merit award MSA member schools must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. There are two categories of merit awards: Magnet Schools of Excellence, the top award given to a group of select magnet schools, and Magnet Schools of Distinction, the second highest award of recognition.

Pilot Knob was named a Magnet School of Excellence in 2013 and a Magnet School of Distinction in 2014.