By Chris Weller
Schools aren't just places where students cram facts into their brains. At their best, they are awe-inspiring places that people love to spend time in.
Around the US, beautiful schools from Seattle, Washington to Birmingham, Alabama create vibrant spaces for molding young minds.
Here are some of the most eye-catching schools the country has to offer.
E3 Civic High, in San Diego, California, uses creative design to fit into its home: the San Diego Central Library.