A POW! WOW! 2018 Mural by The London Police come to Jacob Haitt Magnet School between August 31st and September 9th. When Jacob Haitt Magnet School opened on September 5, 1990, renovations to the former home of Central New England Colleges and Worcester Junior College were still underway. The new magnet school at 772 Main Street was at the center of the desegregation pact that Worcester Public Schools entered into with the state in 1989. The District hoped that giving families greater choice over attending their neighborhood school, another school in their quadrant or one of six magnet schools would push the city toward great racial balance across schools. While initially Jacob Haitt increased progress toward racial balance across schools, the trend recently has seen the school veer closer to the racial makeup of its surrounding Main South Community with minority enrollment at nearly 85% of the student population.