School Districts

St. Louis is known for it’s high quality schools, and according to the U.S. news, has one of the top 150 schools in the nation. The St. Louis Metro area includes more than a dozen school districts, and choosing one can be difficult, especially if you’re just moving to the area. If you’re moving, you can choose a location accordingly, but otherwise, you may have to choose a school that suits your location needs based on convenience rather than choosing the best possible option. St. Louis is also home to over 42 public schools In preschool, elementary, and high school, so you have a lot of education choices no matter which district you decide to go with. The following include some of the top ranked  school districts in the metro area.

The STL metro area is vast and consists of numerous different school districts located in St. Louis city, St Louis county, St Charles County, Jefferson County, and Southern Illinois.

St. Louis School Districts

 

St. Louis City

St. Louis City Schools         St. Louis Special Schools               St. Louis Charter Schools

St. Louis County

Affton School District             Bayless School District                       Brentwood School District

Clayton School District          Ferguson Florissant Schools              Hazelwood School District

Jennings School District        Kirkwood School District                    Ladue School District

Lindbergh School District      Maplewood School District                Mehlville School District

Normandy School District       Parkway School District                    Pattonville School District

Ritenour School District         Riverview School District                    Rockwood School District

U City School District            Valley Park School District                  Webster School District

St. Charles County

Fort Zumwalt School District       Francis Howell School District

St. Charles School District          Troy School District                      Wentzville School District

Jefferson County

Festus School District       Fox School District         Northwest School District

Windsor School District         Hillsboro School District

Lindbergh: Lindbergh serves over 6,100 students in nine communities including Crestwood, Concord Village, Fenton, Grantwood Village, Green Park, Kirkwood, Lakeshire, Sappington, and Sunset Hills. The district features one high school, two middle schools, five elementary schools, and one early childhood evaluation center. The district also scored the highest among the public school districts in St. Louis, ranking it #1. The district scored 98.6 and is one of only 20 schools in the region who scored 95 or higher, making it literally the highest ranked school in the metro area.  More on Lindbergh Schools

Clayton: Clayton is a relatively small school district just outside of the St. Louis City District, and they scored an impressive 97.5 on the Missouri Annual Performance Report. The district includes 6 schools including a family center, three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district also has a thriving community including an event center with rentals available, and is convenient as it’s just inside of St. Louis.  More on Clayton Schools.

Ladue: The Ladue district features 7 schools with over 4,000 attending students and a 98.7% graduation rate. The district scored 97.5 on the performance report, and boasts higher than national average SAT and ASAT scores from students who attended it’s schools. The area also has well paid teachers, a high teacher to student ratio, and multiple family centers for parents who want to get involved or participate. More on Ladue schools

Kirkwood: Kirkwood also scored 97.5 on the Missouri performance report, and has ten schools. These include 5 elementary schools, one high school, two middle schools, an early childhood center, and the VISTA school. The district is also one of the oldest in the St. Louis area, with some of the oldest and most established schools. More on Kirkwood schools

Brentwood: Brentwood is a relatively small district with only five schools, including two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and a childhood development center, but did score high at 97.5%. The district is located between Clayton and Webster, two of the highest scoring districts and the region, and while small, does have a lot to offer in the way of student interactivity and various learning resources. More on Brentwood schools

Webster Groves: Webster Groves scored 95.7 on the Missouri performance report, placing it in the top 20 in the region. Webster Groves features 10 schools including six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one family center, and a 6th grade center. The district features a non-discrimination policy, and a wide curriculum catering to a variety of advanced studies. More on Webster Groves schools

Affton: Affton, like Webster Groves, has a 95.7 rating on the Missouri performance report, and is one of the oldest school districts in the region. Affton features five schools including an early childhood center, a primary school, an intermediate school, a middle school, and a high school, making it diverse if not large. While not the highest ranking district in the region, Affton does excel in terms of student support through anti-bullying hotlines, teacher participation, resources, and transportation. More on Affton schools

Surprisingly, St. Louis City is among the three school districts in the St. Louis are that did not reach accreditation level for 2014, making it one of the worst districts in the area. However, it is the most improved school district in the region over last year. There are dozens of public school districts in the St. Louis area but choosing one should usually depend on location. With the wide availability of schools, there are options available nearby to many neighborhoods, although location is not always the best way to go. You can consider choosing the best school district within your immediate area. You can check with slps.com (Saint Louis Public Schools) to check for specific schools or to look up local options.