Spoede Elementary

Public K-4

 425 N Spoede Rd
       Saint Louis, MO  63141-7715


(314) 432-4438

District: Ladue

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,950 Help


Students who attend Spoede Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ladue Fifth Grade Center
    Ladue Middle
High:    Ladue Horton Watkins High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.8%
Asian:
20.3%
African American:
19.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.6% Help


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Compare Details Spoede Elementary ranks better than 97.3% of elementary schools in Missouri. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Ladue School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Spoede Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.8%), Asian (20.3%), African American (19.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Ladue School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spoede Elementary is 11.5. 2 elementary schools in the Ladue School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Spoede Elementary is $15,950, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Ladue School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Spoede Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Spoede Elementary 24th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See Spoede Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Ladue:

SchoolDigger ranks Ladue 7th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Spoede Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Spoede Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.45 69th 1074 93.6%
2007 77.04 157th 1080 85.5%
2008 84.46 81st 1084 92.5%
2009 84.17 110th 1053 89.6%
2010 91.64 35th 1066 96.7%
2011 89.73 46th 1088 95.8%
2012 89.97 45th 1085 95.9%
2013 91.09 33rd 1108 97.0%
2014 89.65 54th 1089 95.0%
2015 88.80 67th 1058 93.7%
2016 87.86 73rd 865 91.6%
2017 87.56 80th 1032 92.2%
2018 85.69 105th 1045 90.0%
2019 86.54 92nd 1052 91.3%
2021 92.84 40th 901 95.6%
2022 92.60 40th 908 95.6%
2023 95.42 24th 898 97.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Spoede Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.13 823rd 887 7.2%
2019 51.75 406th 907 55.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Spoede Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.08 28th 70 60.0%
2019 63.08 38th 91 58.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Spoede Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.31 1st 23 95.7%
2019 74.57 5th 24 79.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Spoede Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.46 120th 243 50.6%
2019 75.52 36th 250 85.6%
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Rank History for White students at Spoede Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.32 64th 898 92.9%
2019 87.97 62nd 917 93.2%
2021 91.52 34th 691 95.1%
2022 90.94 42nd 675 93.8%
2023 95.14 19th 673 97.2%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Open Quote We are really happy with Spoede. We moved a few years ago from a different school district and my son has really blossomed. Teachers are kind and caring. Students get to do so many extras during school, as well as before and after. It's great! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Open Quote I have been extremely dissapointed with Spoede. My wife and I moved into the district because we were under the impression that it was a great school. Although it is a bit more academically challenging then her last school, it is not at all what I thought it would be. Even at Parkway we had a Vice Principal as well as a security gaurd, at Spoede there is neither.
I also discovered that the staff is overworked and overtasked, the Principal does not even have a Vice Principal and the staff seems stressed and unhappy. Although there does seem to be a few good teachers, I would consider my childs teacher to be sub par. I would not have moved into the district if I knew the reality of this school, very depressing. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Spoede Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 308 308
1992 223 83 16 3 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1993 242 88 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1994 261 87 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1995 318 97 19 5 2 n/a n/a 0 441
1996 318 97 19 5 2 n/a n/a 0 441
1997 308 96 26 10 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1998 331 117 28 9 1 n/a n/a 0 486
1999 304 98 23 4 1 n/a n/a 0 430
2000 291 76 22 4 0 n/a n/a 0 393
2001 285 66 26 5 1 n/a n/a 0 383
2002 279 50 24 5 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2003 279 50 24 5 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2004 269 62 25 5 2 n/a n/a 0 363
2005 289 74 25 8 2 n/a n/a 0 398
2006 286 80 42 10 1 n/a n/a 0 419
2007 303 92 45 12 2 n/a n/a 0 454
2008 277 91 62 14 3 n/a n/a 0 447
2009 299 88 66 17 2 n/a n/a 0 472
2010 293 91 87 23 2 n/a n/a 0 496
2011 264 70 81 35 0 0 25 0 475
2012 273 61 83 31 0 0 24 0 472
2013 255 81 93 25 0 0 32 0 486
2014 223 77 77 16 2 0 23 0 418
2015 233 80 82 14 2 0 21 0 432
2016 213 81 88 18 2 0 28 0 430
2017 203 71 90 16 2 0 30 0 412
2018 210 75 92 16 1 0 33 0 427
2019 198 87 87 19 0 0 29 0 420
2020 198 81 87 22 0 0 28 0 416
2021 195 74 76 21 1 0 32 0 399
2022 177 67 73 21 2 0 27 0 367
2023 171 72 74 21 1 0 26 0 365

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Spoede Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 308 21.1 14.5 n/a
1992 325 21.2 15.3 n/a
1993 345 23.5 14.7 n/a
1994 363 24.2 15.0 11.3
1995 441 28.2 15.6 n/a
1996 441 28.2 15.6 n/a
1997 440 28.9 15.2 6.4
1998 486 30.2 16.1 12.8
1999 430 29.1 14.8 13.7
2000 393 29.2 13.5 12.2
2001 383 29.4 13.0 9.9
2002 358 28.4 12.6 11.5
2003 358 28.4 12.6 11.5
2004 363 30.7 11.8 13.2
2005 398 33.7 11.8 12.8
2006 419 32.4 12.9 10.3
2007 454 31.3 14.5 10.1
2008 447 38.4 11.6 10.7
2009 472 40.7 11.6 11.9
2010 496 41.0 12.0 12.3
2011 475 37.5 12.6 13.9
2012 472 34.3 13.7 15
2013 486 37.3 13.0 17.1
2014 418 33.1 12.6 21.5
2015 432 35.0 12.3 16.4
2016 430 36.0 11.9 16.3
2017 412 33.5 12.2 14.1
2018 427 33.5 12.7 17.1
2019 420 35.5 11.8 16
2020 416 35.5 11.7 13.7
2021 399 35.3 11.2 11
2022 367 33.1 11.0 10.9
2023 365 31.5 11.5 12.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Spoede Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 308 21.1 14.5 n/a
1992 325 21.2 15.3 n/a
1993 345 23.5 14.7 n/a
1994 363 24.2 15.0 11.3
1995 441 28.2 15.6 n/a
1996 441 28.2 15.6 n/a
1997 440 28.9 15.2 6.4
1998 486 30.2 16.1 12.8
1999 430 29.1 14.8 13.7
2000 393 29.2 13.5 12.2
2001 383 29.4 13.0 9.9
2002 358 28.4 12.6 11.5
2003 358 28.4 12.6 11.5
2004 363 30.7 11.8 13.2
2005 398 33.7 11.8 12.8
2006 419 32.4 12.9 10.3
2007 454 31.3 14.5 10.1
2008 447 38.4 11.6 10.7
2009 472 40.7 11.6 11.9
2010 496 41.0 12.0 12.3
2011 475 37.5 12.6 13.9
2012 472 34.3 13.7 15
2013 486 37.3 13.0 17.1
2014 418 33.1 12.6 21.5
2015 432 35.0 12.3 16.4
2016 430 36.0 11.9 16.3
2017 412 33.5 12.2 14.1
2018 427 33.5 12.7 17.1
2019 420 35.5 11.8 16
2020 416 35.5 11.7 13.7
2021 399 35.3 11.2 11
2022 367 33.1 11.0 10.9
2023 365 31.5 11.5 12.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Spoede Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $58 (0.4%) $13,173 (99.6%) $13,231
2020 $87 (0.6%) $13,435 (99.4%) $13,522
2021 $239 (1.6%) $14,926 (98.4%) $15,165
2022 $158 (1.0%) $15,792 (99.0%) $15,950

Data source: Missouri Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Spoede Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 92nd of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 24th of 898 Elementary schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Spoede Elementary)68.273
 4.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ladue)66.867.6
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spoede Elementary)62.572.6
 10.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ladue)70.373.1
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Spoede Elementary)67.874.7
 6.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ladue)69.478.6
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.8
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Spoede Elementary)70.974.1
 3.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ladue)75.878.5
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)49.345.9
 3.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students420365
 13.1%
African American8772
 17.2%
American Indian01
Asian8774
 14.9%
Hispanic1921
 10.5%
Pacific Islander00
White198171
 13.6%
Two or More Races2926
 10.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16%12.6%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Spoede Elementary

Students who attend Spoede Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ladue Fifth Grade Center
Middle : Ladue Middle
High : Ladue Horton Watkins High

In the 2022-23 school year, 365 students attended Spoede Elementary.

Students at Spoede Elementary are 47% White, 20% Asian, 20% African American, 7% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic.

Yes! Spoede Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 24th of 898 Missouri elementary schools.


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