This is the seventh bi-annual aviation magnet school survey completed for the FAA since 1991. The first survey conducted for a national magnet school conference identified 9 public high schools with magnet aviation themes. This latest survey has identified a total of 71 aviation magnet school programs in 2005/2006.
The total survey lists 125 separate contacts divided into three separate groups.
- The first identifies the 71 magnet schools and 3 magnet district office contacts.
- The second lists 36 schools with some type of aviation/aerospace program not clearly verified by type.
- The third lists 15 schools with unique aviation/aerospace programs.
A total of 25 states have school districts offering aviation magnet school programs in 2005. These states also have school districts offering other types of aviation/aerospace programs at schools. The states with the most magnet type programs are listed below:
|State||Number of Programs|
This survey indicates continuing growth of the aviation/aerospace theme in the development of magnet schools. Aviation/aerospace is one of the fastest growing themes.
Survey compiled by Dr. Frank G. Mitchell; The University of Oklahoma Department of Aviation; 1700 Asp Avenue; Norman, OK 73072