St. Louis Public Schools

Failing Report Card

There should be no school that’s not a quality school but in St. Louis our Black and Brown children are attending failing schools. Half of the schools on the Missouri Department of Education’s priority (failing) list are in St. Louis. Priority schools are either in the bottom 5% or have graduation rates lower than 67%. The numbers below show just how bad it is. Get involved to demand excellence for our kids.

Vashon High School

420+ students
99 % Black
1% White
Economically disadvantaged: 100%

9
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL ENGLISH 2
2
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL ALGEBRA 1
1
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL BIOLOGY 1

Confluence Preparatory Academy (Charter)

7 – 12
700+ students
99 % Black
Economically disadvantaged: 100%

5
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL ENGLISH
1
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL MATH
2
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL SCIENCE

Old North (Confluence Academies School District)

Pre-K – 6
480+ students
99% Black
Economically Disadvantaged: 100%

8
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL ENGLISH
10
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL MATH
6
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL SCIENCE

Hazelwood Southeast Middle School

600+ students
98% Black
Economically disadvantaged: 100%

17
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL ENGLISH
7
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL MATH
6
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL SCIENCE

La Salle Charter School

110+ students
98% Black
Economically disadvantaged: 3%

16
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL ENGLISH
13
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL MATH
16
STUDENTS CAN DO GRADE LEVEL SCIENCE

"Even after court-enforced desegregation started in the early 1980s, there was never an effort to give schools black children attended the same resources that schools white kids attended got."

Mary ArmstrongAFT Racial Equity Task Force, (from Washington Post)

"It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all have access to a good education."

Nelson Rolihlahla MandelaAnti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist