Raleigh’s Douglas Elementary voted top magnet school in America

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Douglas Elementary in North Raleigh was voted the number one magnet school in the nation by Magnet Schools of America.

Douglas held a pep rally on Friday morning to celebrate.

Principal Derek Burns says Douglas beat out 3,400 other schools around the country for the top spot.

Burns says a committee visited the school several weeks ago when Douglas was announced as a finalist for the award.

In addition to bragging rights, the award also comes with a $5,000 prize.

“We just bought a 3D printer…we are always looking for new and innovative things and making sure these kids have awesome experiences,” Burns said.

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