STL City Public Schools

St. Louis Public Schools

After 10 years of being deprived of accreditation, Missouri State Board of Education unanimously decided to include the public schools of Saint Louis in their list of Fully Accredited Schools of other districts. The leaders of the district and other state education members were overjoyed as they finally saw a ray of hope. The hard struggle for improving the standard of education finally bore fruit. The Saint Louis City public schools are now acknowledged and deemed worthy of reaccreditation. The education standard did not comply with the State Board of Education previously, therefore it was considered as a failure and full of discrepancies 10 years back.

St. Louis City Public Schools

St Louis City Public High Schools  Phone
 Beaumont High School 314-533-2410
 Carnahan High School 314-457-0582
 Central Visual and Performing Arts 314-771-2772
 Cleveland NJROTC Academy 314-776-1301
 Clyde C Miller Career Academy 314-371-0394
 Gateway IT High School 314-776-3300
 McKinley Classical Academy 314-773-0027
 Metro High School 314-534-2894
 Northwest Academy of Law 314-385-4774
 Nottingham Community Access Job Training High School 31-481-40954
 Roosevelt High School 314-776-6040
 Soldan High School 314-367-9222
 Sumner High School 314-371-1048
 Vashon High School 314-533-9847
 St. Louis City Public Elementary and Middle Schools Phone
 Academy of Environmental Math & Science 314-932-1465
 Adams School 314-535-3910
 Ames VPA School 314-241-7165
 Ashland School 314-385-4767
 Bryan Hill School 314-534-0379
 Buder School 314-352-4343
 Busch School of Character 314-352-1040
 Carr Land VPA 314-231-0413
 Clay School 314-231-9608
 Columbia School 314-533-2750
 Compton Drew School 314-652-9282
  Cote Brilliante School 314-531-8680
  Dewey School 314-645-4845
 Dunbar School 314-533-2526
 Fanning School 314-772-1038
 Farragut School 314-531-1198
 Ford School 314-383-0386
 Froebbal School 314-771-3533
 Gateway Elementary 314-241-8255
 Gateway Math and Science 314-241-2295
 Herzog Academy 314-385-2212
 Hickey School 314-771-2539
 Hodgen School 314-932-5720
 Jefferson School 314-231-2459
 Kenard School 314-353-8875
 Laclede School 314-385-0546
 Lexington 314-385-2522
 Long School 314-353-1349
 Lyon Academy 314-481-3440
 Mallinkrodt 314-352-9212
 Mann 314-772-4545
 Mason 314-645-1201
 McKinley 314-773-0027
 Meramec 314-353-7145
 Monroe 314-776-7315
 Mullanphy 314-772-0994
 Nahed Chapman New American Academy 314-664-1066
 Nance 314-867-063
 Oak Hill 314-481-0420
 Patrick Henry Downtown Academy 314-231-7284
 Peabody 314-241-1533
 Pamoga Preparatory Academy 314-533-0894
 Pierre Laclede 314-385-0546
 Shaw 314-776-5091
 Shenandoah 314-772-7544
 Sigel 314-771-0010
 Stix 314-533-0874
 Wallbridge 314-383-1829
 Washington 314-361-0432
 Wilkinson 314-645-1202
 Woerner 314-481-8585
 Woodward 314-353-1346
 Yeatman 314-261-8132

Before the end of this decade, the management, teachers and education board regained their honor through sheer determination. The Public School education department of the district lost its status due to a poor ratio of graduates. The district was only able to graduate 55 percent of the students and, was able to comply with 5 out of the 14 state accreditation standards. The lack of proper education and management was so inadequate that the Missouri Board of Education took extreme measures. This resulted in a major issue among parents when Saint Louis Public Schools were ravaged after being excluded from the list of accredited schools.

The status quo took a sharp turn this January when the City Public School system received reaccreditation. This means that the parents will have more confidence in the district’s education system. Saint Louis has higher chances of regaining its reputation back, which was stained with the doubt of not being an ideal city to live with family. It may take some time before parents may begin to view a bigger picture of the Saint Louis’ school education potential. More than 10,000 children were sent, by their parents, to either St. Louis Charter schools or other STL school districts for quality education. In addition, some have decided to send their children to private schools in St. Louis.

Although the Charter schools of the district have maintained improved standard of education, the reaccreditation of City’s Public schools can be a competition for them. This healthy competition can force both institutes to maintain the quality of their system consistently. This positive rivalry can attract many families to settle in the district. Both parent and children can thrive on the opportunities provided by an improvement in the education system. The parents will be relieved from paying higher fees of charters and private schools since public schools are granted the accredited status. Superintendent Kelvin Adam says, “I may not see 10,000 kids coming back to our district tomorrow but I do see families using that as one of the weights to determine if they want to look at the St. Louis Public Schools. They can’t say any more the district is unaccredited or provisionally accredited. The district is fully accredited, and that says something.”

This tremendous success will surely have a positive impact on the children. Children will no longer have to go somewhere else in the search for recognized education. This optimistic factor will influence the lives of many inhabitants of the district. Even though the Saint Louis district has not achieved the extent of standard that other districts have, the expectation and enthusiasm are high. The State Education leaders do realize that they still have a long journey to cover in their mission of improving the education system. This accreditation is just a proof that they comply with the minimum state standard but this milestone greatly boosted their morale. The State Board granted the accreditation based on improvement in academics, the rate of graduation, examination scores, and proficiency in other areas. This testifies that the teachers and students have worked hard for this extraordinary achievement. Superintendent Kelvin Adams intends to educate every single child in the entire district.