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Back to class: St. Louis's top-rated and most-improved charter elementary schools

Back to class: St. Louis's top-rated and most-improved charter elementary schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How strong are the charter elementary schools in St. Louis?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

North Side Community School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in St. Louis, rising from an A- to an A, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 3033 N. Euclid Ave., enrolls 400 students. Niche graded the school an A for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 67% of North Side Community School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 82% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 47% in math and 50% in reading.

While some charter elementary schools in St. Louis are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis, with an overall rating of B+.
  • Gateway Science Academy-South Elementary School, with a B- rating overall.
  • The Chinese School, rated B- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on St. Louis schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's charter middle schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.