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St. Louis Charter School

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

PCS continues to exceed our expectations. From caring teachers who take the their down time to text me with a picture of my daughter doing her book report, to a music program that is outstanding! To the involved grandma who posted below, if you are not receiving our parent/family Community e-mails, please leave your name and e-mail with Mrs.Combs at the front desk of the elementary building. Tell her it is for Parent community and she will get it to me. We want to make sure you are well connected. Thanks! Ronda-Parent and parent community communications
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

I am a grandmother of a Kindergarten student at PCS. I volunteer in my granddaughter's class once a week to read with the children. The Kindergarten teacher is excellent - the class day is very well structured and managed, everything is based around learning, and there is support for each child. I also volunteer in one 1st grade class and one 4th grade class. Again, from what I've observed, the teachers are well organized and kind, and the children are busy learning in a happy environment. PCS is a large school and I have only been involved with a small number of classes (3) so I can't comment on every class and every teacher. But I can say the Principal of the Elementary School is excellent, too - she takes the time to show interest in everyone, and she has clearly put together an outstanding group of teachers. From what I have experienced in the 2013-14 school year as a volunteer and an involved grandparent, I am very thankful that my one and only granddaughter is a student at PCS. I feel it is the best place she could be! I have been very impressed with all the creative activities the teachers use to help the students learn.


Posted January 7, 2014

this is a really good school i have been going there for 9 years, kindergarten to 8th. and I played soccer and am in drum line. I love my school so much we won the cheater of the year award. But are school is no longer called st.louis charter school we are know as premier charter school.


Posted September 30, 2013

I have been a parent at St. Louis Charter School since 2002 and this school is a great diverse community full of wonderful teachers & administrators along with a fabulous parent community group. My oldest is in high school now & he reflects back on numerous things he learned at St. Louis Charter School that has helped in high school. I currently have 2 still attending the school & they love the diversity & the attention they receive from their teachers. I would highly recommend St. Louis Charter School to anyone who is in the process of looking for a school for their child. We are a National School of Character winner and I'm proud to be a part of SLCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

What are the qualifications for entering this and other charter schools, cost, childs academics, etc. where the child lives and do you bus to the school from surrounding area. Are low income parents and single parents with low incomes allowed to send their children here and to other charter schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

We have kids elem - 8th at SLCS. We really enjoy the school and quality of education they receive. The middle school teachers are a TEAM. They work well together to support student's success. They go beyond academics and teach the kids to be leaders. My kids have been taught how to take notes and build study habits local colleges use so they are prepared. All of my kids are honor roll students. Teachers are very helpful with transition into high school. The private and magnet school representatives have personally told me they really like working with SLCS and find the students are always a good social fit for their schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

I made the switch from St. Louis City public schools to St. Louis Charter two years and it was a great decision. We had a rough start at first, but the more the teachers saw that I was an involved parent, the better the communication became and we became stronger advocates for her education. Now, my daughter is an 8th grader and I absolutely love her 8th grade teachers. They express their concerns, they brag on her, they tell her when they are disappointed in her-and they do it in a nurturing environment so that she doesn't feel threatened. My daughter has excelled academically and she has challenged herself to the point where SHE expects more of herself. The teachers and principals are very easy to talk to with open door policies. I highly recommend this school for anyone who has children in elementary and middle school. Stefanie Moore
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

my daughter has attended this school since 2003 and it is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 52% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students34%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students37%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
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 Students41%
Black43%
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students33%
Black30%
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
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%
Black23%
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students36%
Black17%
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students23%
Black9%
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
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 Students41%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students38%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
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 Students47%
Black41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students43%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
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 Students56%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Black44%
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students63%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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 End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. 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
White 44% 74%
Black 37% 17%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 68%N/A45%
Female 50%N/A48%
Male 50%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Tracy Garrett
Fax number
  • (314) 645-8230

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5279 Fyler Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: (314) 645-9600

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