New entrance requirements for Magnet Schools established

Students must meet specific requirements for academic grades and standardized test scores in order to qualify for entrance into an academic magnet school. Metro Schools has released the revised entrance requirements for academic magnet schools due to the cancellation of TCAP standardized testing for the 2015-16 school year.

The process will use all test data available to determine who qualifies for an academic magnet and who does not, including a new benchmark test that will be taken next week. Parents of children who qualify will receive a letter in the mail.

The requirements can be accessed on the Tests and Assessments page on

For questions about the new requirements, families can call the Family Information Center at (615) 259-INFO (4636).