St. Louis City


The St. Louis City School District encompasses 63 schools, including 42 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 13 high schools, serving a diverse student population across the city. The district faces significant challenges, with most schools performing well below state averages on academic measures, high rates of poverty, and stark disparities in resources and outcomes between the highest and lowest-performing schools.

At the top of the district, Mallinckrodt A.B.I. Elementary and Betty Wheeler Classical Junior Ac stand out as the top-performing elementary schools, with over 90% of students proficient in math and English. At the high school level, Metro High and Collegiate School Of Med/Bio are the highest-ranked, with strong academic outcomes and diverse student populations. However, the district as a whole ranks 338th out of 376 districts in Missouri and is rated just 1 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

Across the district, the average free/reduced lunch rate is extremely high, ranging from 93% to 100% at most schools, indicating widespread poverty. Student demographics also vary widely, with some schools serving predominantly African American or Hispanic populations. Test scores are generally low compared to state averages, with most schools performing well below the Missouri proficiency levels in math, science, and English language arts. Funding and staffing levels also differ significantly, with the highest-performing schools tending to have higher per-student spending and lower student-teacher ratios.

District Detail

 801 N 11th St
Saint Louis, MO 63101-1401

 (314) 231-3720

SchoolDigger Rank:
338th of 376 Missouri districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 18,321

Primary Schools: 43
Middle Schools: 8
High Schools: 15
Alternative Schools: 2

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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