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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Metro High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in St Louis, MO. It has 340 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
4015 Mcpherson Ave
St Louis, MO 63108
Telephone
(314) 534-3894
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Metro High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
52%
Average SAT
1260
25 responses
Average ACT
27
163 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$50,591
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Median Home Value
$297,409
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Student talent show
    22%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Metro sit
    17%
  • International Club Festival
    11%
  • Teacher Talent Show
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
340
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,352
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,028/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Metro High-School is an amazing school to which I am still attending. The students, as well as the teachers, are some of the most friendly people. That energy and effort to make everyone feel welcome provides a wonderful and safe environment for everyone who enters with its beautiful diversity. The academics here are indeed challenging! While Metro doesn't necessarily identify as a college preparatory high-school, alumni have come back to say that all of the challenging work is worth it because it all actually made college work easier for them to manage! While they push for you to succeed, they also have your back and help you along the way with anything that you need. Metro High-School is one that I would recommend to every middle-school student in the city of Saint Louis because it truly is a fantastic school.
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I accredit my college readiness and success to my high school experience at Metro Academic and Classical High School. Learning to balance extracurricular activities and challenging courses at Metro earned me the time-management skills, independence, and tenacity I use every day as a Capstone Scholar and Computer Science major at Howard University. Metro's college counseling services were a tremendous help in getting me where I am today. The Metro High college counselor gives tailored advice to each student based on their unique talents, volunteer history, academic performance, skills and interests, and extracurricular activities. It was through this rigorous process that the college counselor recommended that I attend Howard University. Her tireless work led me to my dream school, and for that I am forever grateful to Metro Academic and Classical High School.
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