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    Sumner High School

    4268 W. Cottage
    St. Louis, MO 63113
    Office 314-371-1048
    Fax 314-531-9852 or 314-244-1917
    Principal: Dr. Michael Triplett
    (grades 10-12)
    Christopher McNeil (grade 9)
    Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm
    Grades: 9-12

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Principal's Corner (10-12)


    Dr. Triplett


    Welcome to the Sumner High School Principal's Corner for Students in Grades 10-12


    Welcome Back Bulldog Family!
    My name is Dr. Michael D. Triplett, and it’s my honor to serve as Principal of the Charles Sumner High School. Hopefully your summer has been spent enjoying your families, resting and vacationing to revive yourselves. A new school year presents opportunities for various beginnings – new/old classes, new/old faces and new materials.  
    As leader of Sumner, I need and rely on the support of ALL stakeholders: students, families, staff, community and faith-based partnerships to ensure that we maintain a safe, engaging and high-quality learning environment for all students, as well as a safe and welcoming environment of partnership for parents and community.

    This year, we will focus on processes that spur continual advancement: evaluating what we have, determining what we can do to improve, and identifying what we need to make those improvements.

    I am committed to restoring, strengthening and maintaining the Bulldog Pride and Legacy of Excellence that began 140-plus years ago!

    I look forward to meeting you soon!
    Dr. Michael Triplett, Principal


Principal's Corner (9)

  • Welcome to the Sumner High School Principal's Corner for Students in the 9th Grade Academy


    Mr. McNeil

    Mr. Christopher McNeil

    Principal Christopher McNeil grew up in a small town called Centreville, located right outside of East St. Louis, Illinois. Raised by his mother along with two older sisters, Mr. McNeil learned certain survival techniques that would get him through some very difficult times in life. His freshman year, Mr. McNeil and his family relocated to North St. Louis County. Being the motivated go-getter that he is, he decided to make the most of his education at Riverview Gardens Sr. High School. There were many late nights and early mornings, and though he faced many challenges with reading and writing, he pushed through and excelled – graduating from high school and gaining a scholarship to Alabama A&M (home of the Bulldogs). An opportunity that he fought and prayed hard for.

    Mr. McNeil did obtain a Bachelor of Marketing Degree from A & M. He was able to make some remarkable moves during his reign in the marketing field. He definitely made a name for himself and dominated the marketing world, however, he eventually came to the realization that education was his passion after crossing paths with St. Louis Public Schools. Working closely with the staff and students, he finally felt at home.

    Mr. McNeil returned to school to gain a Master’s in Education. His first teaching opportunity was at Roosevelt High School teaching business education classes. Later he was promoted to Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Specialist. In that role he supported Business, Marketing, and Information Technology programs at the high school level. Wanting to continue on this path, Mr. McNeil returned to school to also add an Education Specialist Degree. From there he went on to be the Assistant Principal at Riverview Gardens School District.

    Excited to return where his love for education began, Mr. McNeil is humbled by this amazing opportunity to serve in such a historic school. The very school his own grandmother, Alma Earlene Cherry, graduated from in 1938 (her graduation photo is below). His goal is to uphold the rich legacy of Sumner High School while charging the new generation “bulldogs” with the responsibility of upholding and continuing to build on an already strongly mounted foundation.

    Cherry Mr. McNeil's grandmother
    Alma Earline Cherry, Sumner, 1938




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    New Vaccination Required! Before our 7th grade and 11th grade students start 8th and 12th grade (respectively) in 2016-17, they must receive a vaccine against meningitis, an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. 


    Students entering 8th grade must also receive the Tdap vaccine, so parents can get them done during the same visit to the doctor. If your student going into the 12th grade received the first meningitis immunization at age 16 or later, a second one will not be needed. Otherwise, two are required for 12th grade students. Please have this immunization done as soon as possible, and make sure your School Nurse receives a copy. Please contact your School Nurse or the Nurse Coordinator at 314-345-4401 for questions.


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