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Merrol Hyde Magnet

  • MHMS is an academic magnet school, students must meet selection criteria (85% in reading, language and math) as determined by our testing done in February.  The following is a timeline of important dates in order to seek enrollment at MHMS.

    • Sept 17th - applications are available on our website
    • Sept 17th  through Dec 14th - applications accepted 
    • Jan - those who have turned in application will schedule a testing appointment
    • Saturdays in February  - testing will be conducted   *no make-ups without a doctor' excuse
    • March - testing sent off to be scored 
    • Late March / Early April  - you will receive information about your child's status (testing results)
    • April - Public drawing 

    Enrollment requirements:

    You must be a resident of Sumner County at the time of application.

    Kindergarten applicants must be 5 yrs. old by August 15 

    85% or higher on a nationally normed standardized test in the areas of reading, language, and math. 

    Grades 6-12, an A/B average on the past two years report cards.

  • In efforts to align the MHMS screening process with best practices in the use of data, initial screen results will be considered valid for a 3 year span.  Students who are currently on the Merrol Hyde Magnet School waiting list and reach the three-year mark for reevaluation will be required to retake the MHMS entrance exam meeting the 85% or higher requirement in Reading, Math, and Language, and to provide the most recent report card showing a B average (grades 4-11) or an academic average of on track or mastery (grades K-3).  
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Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.