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Carondelet Leadership Academy

Charter | K-8 | 302 students

 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 27, 2014

This place is ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC and HORRIBLE! After dealing with "Executive Director and principal", I would NEVER send my children here! Collectively, these two are incapable of running a school and it's a wonder they have jobs as they are poor communicator's, and good luck with trying to get any issues resolved that you or your child(ren) may have as ABSOLUTELY NOTHING happens when dealing with these two! I was lucky to get a phone call back from "the Exe Dir" as the principal NEVER bothered! There is a STRONG LACK of support on both their parts and neither will do more than is required! The "Exec Dir" FAILS HORRIBLY in improving the overall quality of the school and brings absolutely NOTHING to the table! It's as if they're both there collecting paychecks. Period. Do yourself a favor and consider OTHER charter schools as you will be doing your child(ren) a HUGE DISSERVICE by sending them here! We chose Premier Charter School and could not be happier with the decision we made to move on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

Good luck to anyone thinking of attending this horrible school. The principle is the main issue here. At least 5 teachers have quit this year. The administration does not know how to deal with the student or parents that have complaints and issues. They seem to think it is exceptable to allow bullying to go on, theft of students personal items to continue to happen and cant hired teachers that are educated enough to not make multiple errors on homework assignments. These are teachers there work should be flawless and have 0 mistakes. In the county schools any incident that happens in there schools that involve police are reported to parent via a letter explaining the incident even if its not detailed and they dont need to disclose any HIPPA related material to do so. I work for an insurane company I am well aware of HIPPA laws. And since the principle and this parent just love to suggest to go some were else, I will. I'm moving to the county to a real school district, Lindbergh, were my children can get a real education and the staff actually cares about them. Good luck with with this school or any other city school because they are staffed with racists and degenerates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

I am reading some negative reviews on here but normally people do not post in less they are upset about something. To be very honest with you if you are considering this school for your child it is a better alternative to the surrounding district. We sent our son because of the state SLPS and we could not find a privet school that was not religiously affiliated in the area. So far this school has been great. We have had no issues. Our son is preforming on grade level and has never had a staff member act in a disrespectful or inappropriate manner. The PTO could be stronger but the woman running it seems a little busy. They do have family events like movie night, grandparents day, etc. and people show up! The ones complaining are more then welcome send their kids to Slps or move to the county if they are so upset. As for the police being called it's called HIPPA you can not disclose information about a minor to someone who is not their parent. Be happy they stay in the guide lines. I am sure that you would not want someone knowing personal things about your child. If it was something major they legally would have had to let you know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

The administration of this school is unprofessional and has no idea how to inspire the leadership they are supposed to be teaching. The current principle is not someone you want directing your child's education. Great teachers but poor leadership. I would look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2014

My son has attended Carondelet Leadership Academy since its opening 4 years ago. The teachers that he has had are excellent in quality. They have taken the time to nurture him to the best student he can be. Ms. Apryll Mendez has been an extraordinary principal since changing hands. My son has a medical condition that makes learning a little more difficult for him. Ms. Mendez has always made sure that she checks on him and encourages him when he is down. The school is such a tight community of excellent educators and excellent students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

The staff at this school should really be ashamed at themselves for the amount of gossip they do. Be thankful you are not involved, even though that statement is a true shame. PTO needs to be fully revised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

This school was good at the beginning (and there is still some great staff) but there has been a lot of teacher turnover and the leadership has deteriorated (teacher turnover likely related to leadership deterioration). There has also been a lot of student turnover. It's a step up from city schools but at times not by much. I've encountered far better leadership at one of the worst city schools. Look elsewhere...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

This school is a prayer answered. My son came from STL City Public Schools which were a complete nightmare. All the staff at CLA have a geniune care for the children's well being and education. My son receives special ed services and the staff is wonderful. I highly recommend this school to any and everyone!!
—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 42% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
10%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 48% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 56% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 51% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students19%
Black12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students27%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White16%
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Black13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students30%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students14%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White14%
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White21%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students24%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White25%
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students30%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students7%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White25%
Free or reduced-price lunch16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 55% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students9%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/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 2013-2014 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 42% 74%
Black 37% 17%
Two or more races 14% 2%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 80%N/A45%
Female 46%N/A48%
Male 54%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Patrice Coffin
Fax number
  • (314) 802-8756

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7604 Michigan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111
Phone: (314) 802-8744

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