Metro High

Summary:

Metro High is a public high school in Saint Louis, Missouri, serving 343 students in grades 9-12 with a diverse student population. This exceptional school has consistently been ranked among the top high schools in Missouri, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranking 1st or 2nd in the state for several years.

Metro High's academic performance is truly outstanding, with significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the St. Louis City and Missouri state averages across all End of Course (EOC) exams. The school's success is particularly noteworthy for specific student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 99 Missouri high schools for African American students and 1st out of 268 Missouri high schools for low socioeconomic status students. This exceptional performance is even more impressive given that over 99% of Metro High's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, defying the common correlation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement.

When compared to nearby schools in the St. Louis City district, the performance gap is significant. While schools like Soldan International Studies, Beaumont CTE High School, and Miller Career Academy have proficiency rates well below the state and district averages, Metro High continues to excel. This level of sustained excellence is a testament to the school's commitment to providing a high-quality education for all students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4015 McPherson Ave
       Saint Louis, MO  63108-3117


(314) 534-3894

District: St. Louis City

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 352 Missouri High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,312 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  343

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.5%
African American:
33.8%
Asian:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Metro High ranks better than 99.7% of high schools in Missouri. It also ranks first among 11 ranked high schools in the St. Louis City School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (47.5%), African American (33.8%), Asian (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Metro High is 14.9. 10 high schools in the St. Louis City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Metro High is $14,312. 12 high schools in the St. Louis City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Metro High:

SchoolDigger ranks Metro High 1st of 352 Missouri public high schools. (See Metro High in the ranking list.)

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St. Louis City:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Louis City 338th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Metro High

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Rank History for all students at Metro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 99.81 4th 534 99.3%
2007 99.87 2nd 538 99.6%
2008 99.67 4th 539 99.3%
2009 95.40 1st 507 99.8%
2010 91.50 1st 516 99.8%
2011 91.41 1st 528 99.8%
2012 95.62 1st 522 99.8%
2013 85.51 5th 523 99.0%
2014 86.68 6th 521 98.8%
2015 86.68 4th 504 99.2%
2016 80.75 27th 401 93.3%
2018 92.81 1st 468 99.8%
2019 92.90 2nd 460 99.6%
2021 96.43 1st 358 99.7%
2022 93.54 2nd 361 99.4%
2023 97.47 1st 352 99.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Metro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.30 1st 382 99.7%
2019 96.59 1st 368 99.7%
2021 99.92 1st 255 99.6%
2022 99.86 1st 250 99.6%
2023 99.92 1st 268 99.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Metro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.70 88th 100 12.0%
2019 30.16 86th 96 10.4%
2021 48.83 33rd 50 34.0%
2022 47.88 26th 45 42.2%
2023 50.75 27th 47 42.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Metro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.82 1st 38 97.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Metro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.34 1st 111 99.1%
2019 99.29 2nd 106 98.1%
2021 99.99 1st 96 99.0%
2023 99.96 1st 99 99.0%
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Rank History for White students at Metro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.29 3rd 440 99.3%
2019 94.99 3rd 430 99.3%
2021 98.60 1st 309 99.7%
2022 96.03 2nd 310 99.4%
2023 96.75 3rd 302 99.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Metro High

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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 224 224
1992 94 115 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 217
1993 84 106 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 202
1994 103 111 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 219
1995 110 133 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1996 110 133 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1997 123 128 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 255
1998 123 130 4 0 1 n/a n/a 0 258
1999 123 125 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 253
2000 127 135 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 266
2001 125 124 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 256
2002 110 113 12 0 1 n/a n/a 0 236
2003 110 113 12 0 1 n/a n/a 0 236
2004 103 114 13 0 2 n/a n/a 0 232
2005 119 127 10 1 1 n/a n/a 0 258
2006 132 145 13 3 1 n/a n/a 0 294
2007 138 167 16 6 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2008 145 146 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2009 139 145 11 9 0 n/a n/a 0 304
2010 128 142 16 11 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2011 125 133 18 15 0 0 0 0 291
2012 137 144 27 15 1 0 0 0 324
2013 123 190 28 18 1 0 0 0 360
2014 125 154 38 16 2 0 0 0 335
2015 139 152 35 8 1 0 0 0 335
2016 133 152 37 9 3 0 0 0 334
2017 132 156 37 14 1 0 0 0 340
2018 136 160 36 20 0 0 0 0 352
2019 153 161 40 23 0 0 0 0 377
2020 154 156 31 27 1 0 0 0 369
2021 151 146 31 27 0 0 8 0 363
2022 171 137 32 22 1 0 10 0 373
2023 163 116 30 23 0 0 11 0 343

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 Metro High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 224 14.0 16.0 n/a
1992 217 14.0 15.5 n/a
1993 202 14.0 14.4 n/a
1994 219 14.1 15.5 16
1995 247 14.1 17.5 18.2
1996 247 14.1 17.5 18.2
1997 255 16.1 15.8 15.7
1998 258 17.1 15.1 16.3
1999 253 17.1 14.8 14.2
2000 266 16.1 16.5 13.2
2001 256 17.0 15.1 12.9
2002 236 19.5 12.1 17.4
2003 236 19.5 12.1 17.4
2004 232 17.5 13.3 25
2005 258 18.5 13.9 25.6
2006 294 20.0 14.7 30.6
2007 328 19.4 16.9 31.4
2008 310 21.0 14.8 32.9
2009 304 22.1 13.7 0
2010 297 22.5 13.2 38.4
2011 291 20.9 13.9 33
2012 324 24.2 13.3 40.4
2013 360 22.2 16.2 34.7
2014 335 24.4 13.7 44.2
2015 335 24.0 13.9 100
2016 334 24.0 13.9 100
2017 340 24.0 14.1 100
2018 352 24.5 14.3 100
2019 377 24.0 15.7 99.2
2020 369 23.0 16.0 99.2
2021 363 23.0 15.7 99.2
2022 373 24.0 15.5 99.2
2023 343 23.0 14.9 99.1

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 Metro High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 224 14.0 16.0 n/a
1992 217 14.0 15.5 n/a
1993 202 14.0 14.4 n/a
1994 219 14.1 15.5 16
1995 247 14.1 17.5 18.2
1996 247 14.1 17.5 18.2
1997 255 16.1 15.8 15.7
1998 258 17.1 15.1 16.3
1999 253 17.1 14.8 14.2
2000 266 16.1 16.5 13.2
2001 256 17.0 15.1 12.9
2002 236 19.5 12.1 17.4
2003 236 19.5 12.1 17.4
2004 232 17.5 13.3 25
2005 258 18.5 13.9 25.6
2006 294 20.0 14.7 30.6
2007 328 19.4 16.9 31.4
2008 310 21.0 14.8 32.9
2009 304 22.1 13.7 0
2010 297 22.5 13.2 38.4
2011 291 20.9 13.9 33
2012 324 24.2 13.3 40.4
2013 360 22.2 16.2 34.7
2014 335 24.4 13.7 44.2
2015 335 24.0 13.9 100
2016 334 24.0 13.9 100
2017 340 24.0 14.1 100
2018 352 24.5 14.3 100
2019 377 24.0 15.7 99.2
2020 369 23.0 16.0 99.2
2021 363 23.0 15.7 99.2
2022 373 24.0 15.5 99.2
2023 343 23.0 14.9 99.1

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 Metro High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $492 (3.5%) $13,640 (96.5%) $14,132
2020 $468 (3.4%) $13,161 (96.6%) $13,630
2021 $702 (5.5%) $12,132 (94.5%) $12,835
2022 $523 (3.7%) $13,789 (96.3%) $14,312

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Metro High

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 2nd of 460 High schoolsRanks 1st of 352 High schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Metro High)82.784.2
 1.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (St. Louis City)23.419
 4.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Missouri)45.341.5
 3.8%
End of Course Biology I (Metro High)73.990.1
 16.2%
   End of Course Biology I (St. Louis City)22.119.9
 2.2%
   End of Course Biology I (Missouri)39.238.5
 0.7%
End of Course English II (Metro High)92.290.9
 1.3%
   End of Course English II (St. Louis City)34.627.1
 7.5%
   End of Course English II (Missouri)5954.4
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students377343
 9%
African American161116
 28%
American Indian00
Asian4030
 25%
Hispanic2323
Pacific Islander00
White153163
 6.5%
Two or More Races011
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.2%99.1%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Metro High

In the 2022-23 school year, 343 students attended Metro High.

Students at Metro High are 48% White, 34% African American, 9% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Yes! Metro High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 1st of 352 Missouri high schools.


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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.

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