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    • Main Switchboard: 231-3720
    • Career & Technical Education: 345-4530
    • Community Education: 345-4590
    • Early Childhood: 331-6150
    • Enrollment Information: 633-5200
    • ESOL Program: 664-1066
    • Food Services: 345-2308
    • Gifted & Talented: 345-4548
    • Human Resources: 345-2295
    • Magnet Schools: 633-5200
    • Special Education: 633-5344
    • Student Transcripts: 645-2648
    • Transportation: 389-2202
    • Volunteer Services: 345-4577
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Welcome to SLPS


    Central Office

    801 N. 11th Street
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    Phone 314-231-3720
    Superintendent: Dr. Kelvin R. Adams
    Grades: PreK - 12

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Superintendent's Corner


    Kelvin R. Adams


    January 10, 2017

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    We have exciting news to share with you. The Missouri State Board of Education has demonstrated its confidence in Saint Louis Public Schools and the significant improvements we have made by voting today to restore Full Accreditation to the District.

    Reaching this milestone has taken nine years and unwavering dedication by students, staff, community partners and you—our amazing parents and guardians. Above all else, we believe our students can achieve, and they continue to prove it.

    So, what does this mean for you and your family? This vote means we have reached a level of success worth recognizing. We have met benchmarks set by the State, sustained our progress and are many steps closer to our Number 1 goal of creating a system of excellent schools for all students. This means:

    • Your child attends school in a safer, renovated building now that hazards have been removed, technology has been updated, and air conditioning has been installed in all schools;
    • Your child’s teacher receives more support, including mentorship from experienced educators and professional development, to provide the best education he or she can;
    • Our youngest learners are entering kindergarten more ready than ever before, and twice as many have access to our high quality early childhood education program than they did nine years ago;
    • All of our high school students now receive college counseling and have access to dual-credit, dual-enrollment and/or Advanced Placement courses.

    While we do recognize the importance of noting milestones—and this certainly is a significant one—please know we will not truly celebrate until we are confident we are serving every child to the best of our ability. This is a pause, not a period. We certainly have room to improve, and every stakeholder of SLPS will be encouraged and expected to play a role.

    Thank you for entrusting your child to the capable hands of SLPS teachers, principals and support staff. Thank you, also, for supporting public education in St. Louis. We are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for your child and every child. Your partnership is essential to our success. Thank you.



    Dr. Kelvin R. Adams
    Superintendent of Schools
    Saint Louis Public Schools

District Data

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    August 28, 2017 - As we enter the third week of school I want to address an ongoing concern that families have asked us to investigate. There have been several very serious transportation delays within the first eight days of school, which have generally been related to buses arriving late to pick up or drop off students. While our buses are at the mercy of the traffic and traffic patterns, some of the delays have not been because of traffic congestion. Those incidents are inexcusable and the responsible parties will be held accountable.

    Moreover, much of the concern would have been alleviated if there was simply transparent, timely communication that would enable families to plan accordingly.

    We are in the process of implementing a new system to assist families and staff in identifying the location of buses which will better allow you to plan and also feel secure when your child’s bus is late. This system will include a free mobile app. There are many details to work out, but my commitment to you is that the app is up and running by October 2017 before Daylight Saving Time ends and it becomes darker earlier in the day. Thank you for your patience as we work to make this a reality.

    We welcome your comments and suggestions on this process. Please visit to leave feedback.


    Jan. 31, 2017 - Saint Louis Public Schools reaffirms its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the embrace of immigrant and refugee students to our school district. The district’s ESOL Program currently supports more than 2,600 English language learners (ELLs) who come from 53 countries and collectively speak 46 different languages.

    We have seen enrollment in the ESOL Program grow, with the most dramatic increase in the current school year as a result of the crisis in Syria and continued political situations in Somalia, Congo, and other countries. More than 500 new ELLs joined Saint Louis Public Schools this school year. Many of them started their education at Nahed Chapman New American Academy.

    Named for its founder, NCNAA provides wrap-around services to ELL newcomers and prepares them to transition to neighborhood and magnet schools within our District where they continue to receive ELL supports, work on attaining proficiency in English and mastery of content in various academic disciplines. Along with academic supports, the ESOL Program also provides language support to ELL students and families through the District’s bilingual team.

    It is our responsibility as the public school system of the City of St. Louis and our privilege as educators to help welcome these new Americans to the Saint Louis Public Schools family. By inviting and encouraging children from all different backgrounds and nationalities to fully participate in our classrooms, all of our students will be better prepared to lead and succeed in the dynamic, diverse world that awaits them.