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St.Louis Spanish Immersion School

Charter | K-5 | 863 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

I really wanted to love this school. I understood the importance of my daughter age 5 learning a second language but the class sizes are just too big and one day my daughter's kindergarten teacher was left alone. The teachers were so kind and wonderful but lacking support from the administration. The materials like center activities were old and the hyper kids in the room couldn't focus on anything whenever I came in. They just ran around yelling in the class. I disnerolled her and put her in The Soulard School. It has a sliding scale tuition and well worth it. My daughter loves that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2013

My son has attended sllis since kindergarten. He is more I'm the 4th grade and IBM beginning to notice that this school is falling him. My son started with a strong early childhood education and its sad to say that sllis has not complimented that. The founder of the schools children are not attending the school, that speaks volumes to me! My guess for the school and my child future in it have diminished. The staff blames everthing on the children instead of the lack of them to assert themselves. The foundation of education is language based and my child has not shared any profoundly newly learned material with me. I believe that he and his classmates are now at a disadvantage for attending this school NOT an ADVANTAGE as I onced believed early own. I'm pulling him from the school to attend pricate school. Although I can't afford it... I'd rather sacrifice my finances than my child's edication!
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Posted September 18, 2013

We have been at St. Louis Language Immersions Schools-The Spanish School for 4 years. I am very satisfied with our children's education. It's amazing to see them learning a second language and learning through the International Baccalaureate Programme. Every year our school grows and expands and the administration and staff do a fantastic job. We are lucky to have a school like this in St. Louis!
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Posted August 29, 2013

I have a daughter in the Spanish School and I like the diversity of cultures the school has. The PYP curriculum let students to be inquirers and thinkers. Teachers are committed and enthusiastic. I think it is the perfect age to learn another language in an 100% of instruction conducted in the immersion language.
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Posted December 4, 2012

I have two children in the Spanish School, and it is excellent. The administration is responsive, the curriculum is challenging, the teachers are committed. It is an absolutely amazing experience to watch your young children become bilingual AND learn the content that is expected of their grade level.
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Posted August 22, 2012

The curriculum is awesome on paper, the mission and vision I couldn't ask for more. However, the administration does not know how to pull it all together. They run out both faculty and families who try to bring in new ideas and improve the school, and they do not follow through on what they promise their families. It's a real shame. Though my child would like to return, he asks me why he wasn't taught many things until we switched schools (2 years at SLLIS). Until many areas are fixed, and the parents and staff's voice can be heard, I would not recommend this school to anyone.
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Posted November 23, 2011

I'm seriously considering enrolling my son in KG for the 2012-2013 school year. I attended an open house last week and I was amazed to see 1st & 2nd graders speaking in spanish, french, etc.. fluently. & all the extra activities they offer was exciting! Violin, cheese club, book clubs, arts & crafts, soccer, basketball, etc... and they have a parent assembly board, there are alot of parents that are truly involved in the education of there children. AWESOME! The curriculum and the structure of each program seems to be very detailed and well thought out to provide the children with a superior education. I'm excited! Although I have concerns like most people. But I believe all my questions were answered, and I do plan to continue my research on Language immersion school...
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students20%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students27%
Black17%
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Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students29%
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Whiten/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 56% 17%
White 25% 74%
Hispanic 18% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A45%
Female 50%N/A48%
Male 50%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Herlinda Arlene Galve
Fax number
  • (314) 533-0974

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4011 Papin Street
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Phone: (314) 533-0975

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