Yes, there are many excellent magnet schools in Jacksonville and because Springfield's neighborhood school is a title I school (high number of free and reduced lunch kids) our residents receive a higher priority for magnet admission. My son is at Pine Forest this year, along with a big group of Springfield friends, and loves it. We had a back to school gathering in August and are planning more events. Pine Forest is an arts magnet and offers daily classes in dance, visual arts, drama, vocal music and strings. It is a feeder for two of the United State's finest arts schools, LaVilla Middle School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. My older daughters went to La Villa and are now at Douglas Anderson for high school and we have been very happy with the experiences they have had.