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6Theme-based magnet schools
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Magnet schools are theme-based schools providing choice in a student’s learning environment and are built on five pillars: diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, leadership, and family and community partnerships. Magnet schools utilize state and Cedar Rapids Community School District educational standards, but deliver instruction within a theme.

CRCSD has six magnet schools of choice:

  • Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary—sustainability theme
  • Johnson STEAM Academy—science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM) theme with an emphasis on the arts
  • Kenwood Leadership Academy—leadership theme with the Leader in Me programming
  • McKinley STEAM Academy—STEAM theme with an emphasis on medical sciences and the arts
  • Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy—business and leadership theme with the Leader in Me programming
  • City View Community High School—community impact

Students who live outside of the magnet schools’ attendance zones may enter the magnet school lottery. Learn more about the magnet school lottery here.


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Cedar River Academy
at Taylor Elementary School

720 7th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Johnson STEAM Academy

355 18th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kenwood Leadership Academy

3700 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

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McKinley STEAM Academy

620 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Roosevelt Creative Corridor
Business Academy

300 13th St NW, Cedar Rapids, IA

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City View Community High School

501 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401