Baltimore County Public Schools designated Cromwell Valley Elementary School a magnet school in 1993. That status is now in question.
A decision on whether the Towson school stays a regional magnet, becomes a neighborhood magnet with definitive boundaries or loses its magnet status altogether won’t be known until December, when BCPS’s magnet task force makes its recommendations. Until then, Cromwell Valley school parents have taken a proactive stand although they are not unified in their goals for the future of the school.
Some parents want the pre-K through fifth-grade school to keep its regional magnet status. Others would like it to become a neighborhood magnet.
Whatever the designation, all seem to agree that the school should stay a magnet and not become simply a neighborhood school.