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Data Snapshot 2018-19

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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

           Click HERE for a map


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 3; Beckem and Bentley, (twins) age 2.

    As you can see, the past nineteen 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!




  • gt March 24 - March 30

    Classes resume April 1!

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  • EMT Students trying on their PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) 


    Pictured from left to right: 

    Komlan Aholouvi
    Ezechiel Allali
    Heriberto Hernandez 
    Kinnuady Daniels
    Daniel Parker 

    On the ground:

    Naim Muhammad


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    This past weekend Gateway’s FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team participated in the FTC State Championship in Rolla at the Missouri S&T Campus. Our team won 4 out of 5 matches in the qualifying rounds. That made us the number four seeded Alliance Captain and gave us the privilege of selecting 2 other teams to help us in the Finals. We faced the number one seeded alliance in the quarterfinals and we fought a hard fight but ultimately lost to them. They went on to win the entire event. 
    The team and the robot performed very well. We learned a lot and made some new friends.
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  • Ten of our Gateway students participated in their first ever chess tournament! Our students played against other students from both Roosevelt and Carnahan, and played very well. Every player won at least one game out of their four rounds of play and we even had a student, Niras Gurung, place 3rd overall out of about 30 students. All of the students had a really good time and had a very positive experience.

    The students that participated were:                                           photo

     Rana Ahmed (2 wins – 2 losses)

    Ashlee Brown (1-3)

    Kevin Delgado (2-2)

    Amir Ghalley (3-1)

    Niras Gurung (3-0-1)

    Zahriya Harris (1-3)                                                       

    Ethan Henning (2-2)

    Evelin Huaroco (2-2)

    Cameron Lee (2-2)

    Glady Jane Tran (2-2)

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  • Camp Create is looking for some good students to participate in their summer camp as counselors!


     The camp is located in Tower Grove Park! Please follow this link for more information and descriptions! 

    Hope to see you there! 


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  • Yearbooks are available NOW! 

    Students may bring $25, cash or money order, to the school store noe thru March 20. 



    BIG NEWS: This year we have online ordering HERE! where students, parents, and teachers may pay with a credit card!! 

    Search: Gateway STEM High School

    It's not too late to order portrait packages for your student!

    Call Wagner Portrait Group at 1-800-444-7986 or 314-567-5900




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  • Do you want to know what is going on at Gateway after school?




     Check out Gateway's clubs and activities list here that is available from now to the end of the school year. Encourage students to become more connected with their school's community by joining an after-school club or activity. Also students there, is a hot meal offered every Tuesday and Thursday. Plus, there is a snack served on Wednesday. 


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  • AP Recruitment Video

    AP Literature

    For students interested in AP Studio Arts we have a commercial and a pre-screening survey.


    "If you enjoy art and completed one year of Introduction to Art, please fill out this Drawing and Painting survey. We want to hear from you!"

    Drawing and Painting Survey 2019-2020

    "If you enjoy art and have completed Drawing and Painting or have been recommended by a teacher, please fill out this AP Studio Art survey. We want to hear from you!"

    AP Art Studio Survey

    We Look Forward to Hearing From You! 

    Ms. Lucero & Ms. Saalfeld - Art Department

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  • Decision Day!

    On Friday May 3, 2019 we will be hosting a Decision Day event for our seniors. This event will be held to celebrate our students making their final decision on post-secondary options and honor those who have chosen to go to a college/university/trade school or military.

    We are hoping to have any staff who would like to donate items that will help our students with their futures. As we know, it takes a village to prepare our students and we are also looking for any outside help available. In terms of donations, you may think anything that students will need for college, the military, and job market.

    Thank You for all your support, 

       Noor Ahmed - College Advisor

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  • Gateway STEM Reads! 


    Gateway STEM students received copies of Dear Martin and Dumplin' to read and keep over winter break. 

    All readers who completed the book log were invited to a pizza party to celebrate reading! 

    Congrats Gateway STEM Students! #GatewayGreats  

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