A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
4015 Mcpherson Ave
St Louis, MO 63108
Telephone
(314) 534-3894
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Metro High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
7 responses
Average ACT
27
90 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Student talent show
    21%
  • Metro sit
    17%
  • Teacher Talent Show
    17%
  • International Club Festival
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Prom
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
335
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,078/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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The school community is the best thing about it, on a student level. Most of the students respect each other. However, teacher-student relationships are often, or rather always lacking, and there is little consistency (8 new teachers were hired in the summer of 2016). While there is plenty to say both in defense and in attack (is that the right word) of Metro, the big points are: Academics are rigorous, but expects too much of us, teacher-student relationships need improvement, and overall morale is poor. Cheating at Metro is common, and even some teachers acknowledge the ridiculous requirements put upon us. I'll end it here before I write a whole essay.
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Metro is hurting in recent years, as the school has lost funding and some very good teachers. However, if you want a school that will prepare you for college for free, Metro is your best choice. Yes, there's a lot of work, but it's for a purpose. If you want to succeed and are prepared to work for it, Metro will help you fulfill your ambition. Just be prepared to deal with uneven teachers, a culture that accepts and glorifies student failure, a DANGEROUS surrounding area, and some bonehead administrators.
Metro is most definitely not a school for ever student. There's a lot of pressure to do well, keep up with you peers, and ultimately prove yourself. As a student I appreciate how disciple I have become, and a well rounded individual. But this has come at a cost, I have had to give up a regular high school experience with my mental and physical health on the line. Be sure of what kind of child/student you have before sending them to Metro, it could be the worst or best experience of their life.