Magnet Schools

The magnet school application period for enrollment in the 2018-19 school year is currently closed.

Thank you for your interest in Cedar Rapids Community School District Magnet Schools. A magnet school is a theme-based school providing parent choice in the type of learning environment they want for their child(ren). They are built on the foundation of the magnet school pillars: diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high quality instructional systems, and family and community partnerships. Magnet Schools use state and district standards but vary the delivery of instruction by teaching the standards within a theme.


We have three magnet schools of choice in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

  • Johnson STEAM Academy has a theme of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and are located at 355 18th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA.
  • Kenwood Leadership Academy has a Leadership theme and are located at 3700 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.
  • Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy has a business theme and provides three main pathways of learning; STEAM, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, and Global Systems. Magnet schools use a "hands on - minds on" approach to learning and are located at 300 13th Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA.

Enrollment at a Magnet School

CRCSD Resident: The Cedar Rapids Community School District believes in the value of neighborhood schools. Students who live within a magnet school attendance zone are allowed to automatically attend the magnet school. They are not required to enter the Lottery to attend the magnet school serving their neighborhood attendance area.

Non-CRCSD Resident: If a student living outside of a magnet school attendance zone wishes to attend a magnet school, they need to enter the Lottery. If a student living outside of the CRCSD wishes to attend a magnet school, they need to apply for Open Enrollment by March 1, 2018 and apply for the Lottery.


Choose from the Magnet School menus on the right for more information on Magnet Schools.