Magnet school lottery applications being sent home

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 2:34am
Staff reports

Parents interested in enrolling their children in one of Metro Nashville’s 29 magnet or optional schools for the 2010-2011 school year should check their kids’ backpacks this week as the school system will be sending applications home.

Due to historical trends in demand and availability, Metro Schools has changed the list of schools included in the magnet and optional school lottery.

Completed applications must be submitted to the office of school options by 5: 30 p.m. Dec. 4. Forms can also be printed at or picked up in Customer Service Center, located at 2601 Bransford Ave.

Schools in the lottery this year include:

Elementary Schools: Andrew Jackson Elementary (PK-4) Caldwell Elementary (PK-4) Carter Lawrence Math and Science Elementary (K-4) Eakin Elementary (K-4) Fall Hamilton Elementary Glendale Elementary (PK-4) Hull Jackson Montessori Elementary (PS-4) Jones Paideia Elementary (K-4)Lockeland Elementary Design Center (k-4) Percy Priest Elementary (K-4) Stanford Elementary Montessori (PreS-4) Sylvan Park Elementary Paideia (K-4) Robert E. Lillard Design Center (K-4)

Specialty Schools: MNPSMiddle College High School (10-12) Nashville Big Picture High School (9-12) Nashville Diploma Plus High School (9-10) Nashville School of the Arts (9-12)

Middle Schools: Creswell Arts Magnet (5-8) Croft Middle Design Center (5-8) East Literature Jr. High (5-12) Haynes Middle Design Center (5-8) Head Math and Science Middle (5-8) Meigs Magnet Middle School (5-8) Rose Park Math and Science (5-8) West End Middle School (5-8) High Schools: East Literature Magnet High (5-12) Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High (9-12) Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School (7-12) Pearl Cohn Business Magnet (9-12)

Lottery cards will be mailed Jan. 4 and the lottery will be held Jan. 9.