How strong are the charter middle schools in St. Louis?
With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which incorporates comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews to help you choose the right school, to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year, as well as those that top the city's best charter middle school rankings.
KIPP Triumph Academy's overall rating improved the most among its peers in St. Louis, rising from a C- to a C, according to data from Niche.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 955 Arcade Ave., enrolls 187 students. Niche graded the school a C+ 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, 42% of KIPP Triumph Academy's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 37% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 22% in math and 38% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable since it serves a less affluent population, with 100% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 15% more than the city average.
It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Hawthorn Leadership School Girls saw its overall rating increase from a D+ to a C-. The school is located at 1901 N. Kingshighway Blvd. and currently serves 172 students.
Niche graded Hawthorn Leadership School Girls a C- for academics on an A-D scale. Hawthorn Leadership School Girls's latest math proficiency was at 12%, and reading proficiency was 37%. Hawthorn Leadership School Girls also serves a less affluent population, with 100% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
La Salle Charter School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from a D+ to a C-. The school is located at 4145 Kennerly Ave. and has 104 students currently enrolled.
Niche graded La Salle Charter School a C- for academics on an A-D scale. La Salle Charter School's latest math proficiency was at 8%, and reading proficiency was 22%. La Salle Charter School also serves a less affluent community, with 100% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
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