Gateway MST Middle School

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Welcome to Gateway Middle


    gateway middle building 1200 N. Jefferson
    St. Louis, MO  63106
    Office: 314.241.2295
    Fax: 314.244.1786 - schools requesting records between June 3 and August 9, please email the requests to
    Principal: Dr. A. Michael Shaw
    Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:02 p.m.
    Grades 6 - 8

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Principal's Corner

  • Dr. A. Michael Shaw

    Dear Parents and Students,

    It is truly an honor to begin my work here at Gateway Middle School (GMS) as your Principal.  As I begin the year in this new role, it brings me joy to collaborate with remarkable educators and community stakeholders in fostering a positive educational experience for our students. Gateway Middle School was established in 1995 to foster a unique learning experience for students from throughout the SLPS District. Our goal is to educate for excellence by empowering students to become compassionate, confident, creative, resourceful members of a global society. Our Moto this school year is: “BE STRONG!” which stands for Believe, Expect, Study, Train, Reflect & Ruminate, Optimize, Nurture and Grow & Go!

    Gateway Middle School encourages the involvement of parents and the community in your child’s educational experience. Parental involvement, mentorship and partnerships are an essential component to student success, as research continues to show a strong correlation between increased stakeholder involvement and high student success. Gateway Middle School invites you to participate in our school activities throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

    It is important that you and your child familiarize yourself with the student handbook and guidelines presented at enrollment to assure that it is understood what it takes to be successful at GMS. It is important that your child puts fort strong academic effort, maintains good behavior and maintains high regular attendance. The specific goals for these areas will be explained in detail in the student handbook that you will receive. In addition, please use our website as a resource for updated information and news happening at GMS. My hopes are for you to get a snapshot of your child’s school experience through our updated webpage.

     I am privileged and honored to have the opportunity to service your student at Gateway Middle School. Together we will have a great school year as we prepare your child for success.

    Be Strong Always,

    Dr. A. Michael Shaw, GMS Principal



  • Our Mission: To inspire a dynamic learning community that fosters social and academic growth while focusing on student accountability, student achievement, and parent involvement.

    Our Vision: We aim to inspire and empower students to excel both academically and socially while preparing them to be productive citizens and future leaders.  




  • The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) tracks certain measures of academic achievement and educational equity in accordance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to ensure that all Missouri students have equal opportunities to grow and succeed, regardless of where they live or where they go to school. DESE is using this accountability system to identify ways to support local schools as we work to improve for the benefit of our students.  Click here to learn more and read the full letter from Dr. Shaw.

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  • Uniform Policy




    “Dressing Our Youth for a Successful Future”


    At Gateway MST, we want to establish a culture of unity, sense of belonging, and Jaguar Pride! School uniforms help promote a safe and healthy socio-emotional learning environment where students can focus on academics, the arts, and character development. Students and families of Gateway MST are expected to adhere to the newly revised uniform policy.



    6th grade (Jaguar Cubs)-WHITE short/long sleeved polo collared shirts White Shirt


    7th grade (Jaguar Wild Cats)-FOREST GREEN short/long sleeved polo  Green Shirt

         collared shirts


    8th grade (Jaguar Club)-GOLD short/long sleeved polo collared shirts Gold Shirt

    Absolutely NO SAGGING will be permitted. Belts are to be worn daily with pants, skirts, and shorts.



    ALL grades are to wear khaki or navy bottoms.      Khaki   Navy      

    (No jeans, denim, or camouflage apparel are permitted)

    All shorts, skirts, and jumpers must be knee-length.



    Uniform colors are acceptable with the appropriate uniform shirt. NO HATS, HOODED JACKETS, OR HOODED SWEATERS permitted.



    Students in violation of the uniform policy will receive an appropriate consequence outlined in the Parent-Student Handbook.

    If you have any questions regarding the uniform policy contact the principal. If you need additional information on how to secure the uniform items contact Family and Community Specialist, Ashlee Ross at 314-241-2295 ext. 22502.  We will gladly work with families to help meet our students’ needs.

     You can download this document as a pdf by clicking here.

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  • Cell Phone Policy

    You can find our Cell Phone and Electonics Policy by clicking here

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  • Vaccination Resources


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  • New Vaccination Required!


    Before our 7th grade and 11th grade students start 8th and 12th grade (respectively) in 2018-19, 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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