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  • Gateway STEM High School

    GatewaySTEM Ext        5101 McRee
           St. Louis, MO 63110
           Office: 314.776.3300
           FAX: 314.244.1779
           Principal: Dr. Amy Phillips
           Hours: 7:10 - 2:07
           Grades: 9-12

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Principal's Corner

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    Growing up, I admired my family’s love for education.  My grandmother was a school cook and my mother was a special education teacher.  In fact, when I wasn’t attending school myself or participating in school related activities, I was in my mother’s classroom working independently with children who had special needs.  I began as a volunteer tutor as I completed my high school course work and earned what would amount to an associate’s degree in child development through dual credit courses at the local junior college. 

    I then attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where I was a member of the cross-country and track teams. I completed my student teaching at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois and graduated in the winter of 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication Education and a minor in English. 

    In 1998, I accepted a job with the Ritenour School District as a teacher in their alternative school.  I worked with 4-12th grade students who were struggling in the traditional school setting. 

    In 1999, I was given an opportunity to run a YMCA facility in the city, and so I left the alternative school to work with children and adults of all ages to build not just their minds, but their body and spirit as well. 

    In 2000, I left the YMCA to accept my first “real” teaching job, teaching Speech, English and Theatre for the Bayless School District in St. Louis, Missouri.  Part of my assignment there included directing 2 plays a year, cheerleading coach, senior class sponsor, drama club sponsor, pep club sponsor, professional development district secretary, curriculum writing, Renaissance sponsor, hospitality committee chair, and a conglamorance of other duties that are inherently assigned to young teachers. 

    In the meantime, I completed my master’s degree in educational administration through Southwest Baptist University. 

    In 2002, the Bayless School District created an athletic director position for me that would compliment my experiences in college athletics, the YMCA and educating kids.  I completed those responsibilities part time and continued to teach part time.  I also found time to teach as part of the adjunct faculty at Sanford Brown College. 

    The following year, I accepted an administrative position with the Hillsboro School District in Hillsboro, Missouri where I spent three years serving as a Building Principal, Assistant Principal, and Activities Director for the District.

    While there, I completed my Specialist Degree in Superintendency with Southwest Baptist University and finished all of the coursework needed to complete my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through UMSL.

    In 2006, I accepted a position in the St Louis Public School District as Principal at the Williams Ninth Grade Academy. I spent two years there creating a world renowned ninth grade program until the district closed the facility due to lack of funding.

    In 2008, I moved into a central office position working as an assistant to the superintendent in the capacity of director of recruitment and student placement.  This provided me with an extensive background in the magnet school programs and their benefit to the SLPS.

    In 2009, I was given a very challenging yet rewarding opportunity to turn around a struggling magnet school.  At Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, I had the distinct pleasure of utilizing the arts to help motivate and cultivate the minds of hundreds of young people to achieve academic greatness as well as inherent creative talent.  CVPA graduated numerous talents who went on to find artistic success while we also became the 25th best High School in the state.

    While there, I also oversaw 5 other schools as a support principal and somehow still found the time to start another doctoral program with Missouri Baptist and earned my terminal degree in 2011.

    In 2015, I was asked to take another Central Office position as a Network Superintendent overseeing the middle and high schools. I was charged with the mission-critical task of setting and meeting academic standards, developing instructional resources and creating best-in-class educational offerings that address the needs of the district’s students.

    I have been honored to be selected as the recipient of the Peabody Leaders in Education Award, the Teach for America Principal of the Year Award and the Pettus Principal Award during my time with the St. Louis Public Schools. I hold an MS and Ed. S in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University and Ed .D in Education Leadership from Missouri Baptist University.

    Outside of my work with SLPS, I enjoy serving as an adjunct professor for Lindenwood University’s Educational Administration Program and spending time with my 3 children: Ryder, age 5; Beckem and Bentley, (twins) age 3.

    As you can see, the past twenty-one years have provided me with a wealth of experience in education.  None of which, however, could completely prepare me for the challenges ahead.  Education is a very fluid profession and as the needs of children change, so will I as an educator and leader. I look forward to working with the students and parents at Gateway STEM.

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Science, technology, engineering, and math: Embracing diversity and inspiring critical thinking through innovative career and college pathways.

    Our Vision: Empowering diverse career and college ready innovators to evolve with the world. Learners today. Leaders tomorrow!




  • ACT

    Attention Juniors and Seniors:

    St. Louis Public Schools is offering free ACT tutoring with Varsity Tutors on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on September 24th from 6:00-8:30. Transportation will be provided if needed.  Interested students should see their counselor or college advisor today for the permission form. Forms are due soon! Please don’t miss out on this outstanding and free opportunity!

    The permission form can be located here!

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  • Hello Fellow Jaguars!

     Eat Good

    This all staff email to announce our first Gateway Athletics’ fundraiser of the year!

    On September 25th, join us for unlimited wings, pizza, draft beer, and an awesome live band at Failoni’s Restaurant, 5-8pm!

    Tickets are $25 dollars and $13 from each ticket goes right back into Gateway’s Athletic Program! These particular tickets’ profits are going towards updating and rehabbing our weight room and locker rooms for our student athletes. Tickets will be available in advance or you can grab them at the door the night of!

    Bring your family and friends, eat and drink to your heart’s content, and help us do some good for our student Jaguars!

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


    Go Jaguars!!!

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  • Food

    (From left to right) Ladalius Lawrence, Chandler Hill, Ethan Hill, Joshua Evans, Jacob Brooks, Kendall Williams, Madison Reeder, and Saul Flores enjoying Food Friday! This is where we learn a different recipe every Friday and we practice our measuring skills, following directions, and safety techniques. This Friday we made Rice Krispy treats and they sure were yummy!

        Ms. Nikki Warren - Autism Department 

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  • Robotics



    To parents and supporters of our Robotics Team,

     The Robotics Team Perpetual Chaos continues to meet Tuesdays at Gateway after school.  New members are welcome. 

     Last Saturday morning seven students and three parents helped with the Clean Streams effort on the River des Peres at Willmore Park.  This project was set up by Evan c/o 2021 from Metro.  In the attached photo you can see some of the bags of trash that our team collected.  Students from left to right are Serena H from Metro, Asher P, Alejandro E, Aiden H, Nathan M, Mason Q, and Ayrton P.  This three hour community service effort turned out to be a lot of fun on a beautiful day and we left a cleaner city and river.

     Saturday afternoon our FIRST Tech Challenge Team Spare Parts was at the World Wide Technology Indy car race in Madison, Illinois with other area teams demonstrating their robot for community outreach.  Students who volunteered there were Nathan M, Charlie B. Ethan H, Emma B, Obike A. Chibale A, and Faith B.

     A smaller group of students are meeting Thursdays after school starting next week providing technical assistance for a GoBabyGo event October 19th.  This effort will provide ride-in-cars tailored for five area children with Spina Bifida.  We’ll provide the car modification kits, instructions, and technical assistance the day of the event.



    Frank Dressel

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    Jag's Coffee Cart


    Gateway STEM's Autism Department learns the value of friendly customer service, daily orders, and delivery to the many teachers throughout our building.  

    "The Jags Coffee Cart is an opportunity for  our students to practice various job skills when serving coffee to our faculty and staff all around Gateway STEM High School. This provides the opportunity for students to brew, serve, and deliver coffee. It also allows our students to practice counting money, social skills, and vocational skills. In our vocational experience classes, the students try 265 different jobs. The coffee cart allows our students to put the skills they obtain in the PAES Lab to use in the real world. Our students enjoy serving the Gateway staff and look forward to a great school year!"

    - Rebecca Norton: Instructor 


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  • McCoy

    Teaching Moment: Mr. McCoy, 3rd Period American Literature

    "Today, we had a lot of fun in my 3rd period class talking about the American Literature curriculum.  Later in the year, we will be analyzing and acting out The Crucible by Arthur Miller: a chilling tale of groupthink and hysteria based on McCarthyism.  The parallels to current events will be interesting to discuss with my bright and dapper students."

                                                                                 - Jason McCoy: American Literature

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  • GTH

    2019-2020 Gateway STEM Uniform Schedule

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  • Due to construction on the buildings, please refer to these graphics for morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. 

    Please contact us if you have any questions.  

    Drop Off (AM)

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  • Gateway STEM Social! 


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  • Best High Schools

    Gateway High is ranked 37th within Missouri. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Gateway High is 42 percent. Click the link below for more information:

    Best High Schools

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