• Mission, Vision, & Beliefs


    Mission Statement

    The St. Louis Public School District exists to prepare literate, career and college ready graduates.

    In pursuit of this mission, SLPS will:

    • Always place children first
    • Provide a safe, caring educational environment
    • Involve the community in the educational program
    • Integrate technology into the learning process
    • Keep the district fiscally sound

    Vision Statement

    Our vision is to ensure that our students can succeed in a global society. In order to do that we will:

    • develop an exemplary educational program
    • encourage each student to excel
    • emphasize the importance of lifelong learning
    • be leaders in developing innovative educational techniques and programming

    Belief Statements

    • Teach students to be fluent readers
    • Teach students to comprehend what they read
    • Ensure students are reading on or above grade level each year
    • Ensure students are proficient in number sense, algebraic thinking, and reasoning skills
    • Offer supports for students at all levels to meet them where they are at and allow them to
    • Teach students to be proficient writers
    • Teach students to take a position and provide evidence supporting it
    • Teach students to problem solve
    • Provide students with technology tools to be successful in the 21st century
    • Create a positive and supportive environment allowing for the highest levels of learning
    • Teach our students to communicate effectively as skilled thinkers and self-advocates
    • Model collaboration


    District Profile

    This is a very exciting time to be an active participant in the education of our children, and it is also a time of transformation and growth. Our administration, staff, and teachers join with our Board of Education and Administrative colleagues in pledging our collective commitment to the improvement of our schools. St. Louis Public Schools has a K-12 population of over 1,000 pupils. We strive to provide an exemplary education program K-12 and are committed to academic growth. In 2015-2016, we implemented a K-12 1:1 computing initiative. We offer an exemplary K-12 music program including our unique steel drum band. St. Louis High School students successfully compete at the state and national levels in FFA, and Business Professionals of America. In our Vocational programs, we offer courses designed to prepare students to be career and college ready in Agriculture, Business, Accounting, and Digital Media. Students can also complete college courses for credit while still attending high school as well as over 20 Career Technical Education programs. Many of our students also travel to Spain as part of our Spanish program and Germany as part of our Links program. In addition, we offer athletic opportunities for students in grades K-12.We have had many successes over the years, but we also face many challenges as we prepare all students to live in a world that is becoming more technical and global. St. Louis is a great place to live and St. Louis Public Schools is a great place to learn!