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University City, MO
Students enrolled: 422

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7220 Waterman Ave
University City, MO 63130

(314) 290-4421
(314) 727-8244
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September 30, 2015
We have 3 children currently attending Flynn. We love the community and the teachers. I can't imagine a more diverse school, ethnically and economically than this school. My children are receiving a great education and also learning how to live and learn with every type of kid. We wanted a place where our children could learn, be challenged and also be part of a community that reflects the real world, not a wealthy bubble where everyone looks like they do and has what they have. We have found it and are tremendously happy.

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September 15, 2014
My child was accepted into new city school and Mary institute at country day for kindergarten but I chose Flynn park because it appeared to be a great neighborhood school. Boy was I wrong, my son went to Flynn park from k-4th, which at that point I got a permissive transfer. The damage that Flynn park has done to my child's self image is still being undone to this day, as he has now entered the sixth grade in Parkway school district. The kindergarten teacher would yell at the students, and belittle them by calling them stupid or dumb. By the time I transferred my son to another class, the damage had already been done. Any child that doesn't understand the material they will try to place them into special education, to avoid them being counted into the Map testing results; especially African America students, at Flynn Park, that aren't scoring well on Map testing. A certain percent of African American students and other minority groups have to pass the Map test in order for the school to stay within state standards, so it is easier for the school to write them off as special school district instead of bringing them up to academic standards

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September 25, 2013
Flynn Park is set in a lovely neighborhood community and has such a warm and welcome inclusiveness about it that is promoted by the staff and the community members. It has parents that are involved and a principal and teachers who excel in your child's learning and achievement. Come to Passport Night and see our diversity and experience our family atmosphere. Attend a community wide picnic on our grounds - all are included. Visit our schools and see our improvements through 2 successful Bond issues that were passed - a new cafeteria, classrooms and more. Our community is committed to the success of our schools.

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September 25, 2013
This is a school with caring teachers and involved parents. I like its diversity as well.

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August 08, 2013
We love Flynn Park! Excellent teachers, great principal and the parents we have met have been wonderful!!

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September 14, 2011
We have several children enrolled at Flynn Park and we feel so blessed to be a part of this school community. The teachers are enthusiastic about learning, and the principal is a huge supporter of positive reinforcement for all children. We really like the diverse community that defines Flynn Park, and we like the neighborhood feel of the school - both during school hours and after. Our kids, all different learning levels and strengths, are challenged and encouraged based upon their interests, strengths, and abilities. The teachers are willing to meet and discuss our concerns whenever we feel the need, and have always set our concerns at ease or have readily suggested solutions to our issues. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!

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September 03, 2010
We have spent two years in the US and Flynn Park Elementary was one of the best thing that happened to us. We loved it. The principal is fantastic. She has an excellent way to equally encourage and motivate kids, teachers and parents.We loved the positive attitude and outstanding organizations. As a foreigner, my son was very shy at the beginning but thanks to the gifted teachers he became confident and happy in very short time. We also had excellent ESL teachers and thanks to their work my son gained a gift for his life, speaking a second language. Thank you Flynn Park!

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April 16, 2009
We love Flynn Park! My 6th grader has been a student since kindergarden and has consistenly had high caliber teachers. It is also a very warm and welcoming community with families who are involved and committed to making the school environment the best for all students.

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February 03, 2009
Our son started kindergarten this year and has been extremely happy. His academic progress and social awareness have really taken off in ways I can't believe. I don't know if this is a credit to the school or just the developmental stage he is in, but I have been quite surprised by his progress this year. I would love to see the school improve its one-to-one communication with parents. We seem to hear about potential issues way after the fact and feel as though we have very limited visability into what is really going on in the classroom. If you choose Flynn, be prepared to invest time and energy building your connections with the staff and other parents in order to give yourself a higher degree of confidence that you have an accurate idea of your child's performange and experience. Otherwise, you might feel slightly in the dark.

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October 16, 2008
At Flynn Park my kids benefit from learning with a much more diverse student body than they'd have at the private schools we thought about. Standards and achievement levels are high, there are solid programs supporting both Gifted and special-needs kids, and the social atmosphere and 'school culture' are among the best I've heard of.

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September 18, 2008
We are so happy at this neighborhood gem. I have two children attending and it gets better each year! What a gift to have staff that cares so much about all aspects of our children's lives!

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July 02, 2008
I think Flynn Park is a great school. Flynn Park was the elementary school I attended as a child and now my son is there and he loves it. The staff as a whole will brighten your day.They will work twice as hard to make sure that your child will secede and believe that anything is possible. If you guys get this,thank you from the bottom of my heart. Ms. Sharp

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April 23, 2007
i have loved Flynn Park all the 7 years my daughters have gone there. Consistantly, high standards, respect for students and adults, and a tenured teaching staff are some of the main reasons. Add to that a tight-knit community, a wide range of classes and cultures and excellent programs (like my 4th grader playing her recorder with the St. Louis Symphony) and you've got an education where my daughters have thrived.

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August 27, 2004
We love the diversity of this school, and have been impressed with the curriculum so far. We have a student going into 1st grade.

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Flynn Park Elementary School
7220 Waterman Ave, University City, MO  63130
(314) 290-4421
Last modified Flynn Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Flynn Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top