Magnet Schools

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We believe that students will succeed when they are presented with opportunities to excel. Families who are new to San José Unified will discover an innovative district offering a variety of programs at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Our Elementary Magnet Schools


Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet

Hammer Montessori Magnet at Galarza

River Glen Two-way Bilingual Immersion Magnet

Click here to see a schedule of Magnet school tours

Elementary Magnet Lottery

Students who participate in the magnet lottery will be enrolled in their neighborhood school while the lottery is in progress. The lottery is divided into two phases.

To enter the lottery for Phase 1, your student’s registration must be completed during the regular enrollment window. Applications will be processed on a computerized, random basis. All applications received after the enrollment window will be entered into the Phase 2 lottery.

If more students apply for a magnet school than that school is able to serve, the District will assign students to the school on a random basis, taking into consideration the instructional capacity of the school, Voluntary Integration Plan criteria, and students who have a sibling attending the school and who will continue to attend the following year.

Students who are not enrolled in their first-choice magnet school will be placed on a wait list for that school. A computerized random process establishes initial wait lists.