In a newly released report about charter school quality throughout Missouri, City Garden Montessori -- which is sponsored by Saint Louis University - was highlighted for its students' performance on statewide proficiency exams (MAP).
|National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. (February 2011). Delivering on the Promise: How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools. http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedfiles/missouri_charter_school_report_2111.pdf|
Delivering on the Promise: How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools, authored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, analyzes multiple facets of charter school performance throughout the state.
The report details that in mathematics, City Garden Montessori and Confluence Preparatory Academy were the only charter schools in St. Louis that exceeded both the state standard and district average in mathematics.
City Garden Montessori reached 62.5 percent proficiency in communication arts, which is twice as high as the St Louis Public Schools (SLPS) district average. For mathematics, City Garden's 68.8 percent proficiency score surpassed both the SLPS district average at 26.9 percent, and the state standard that is set at 63.3 percent.
SLU also sponsors two other charter schools: Shearwater High School and Grand Center Arts Academy. Both of these schools opened in fall 2010, therefore no Missouri state assessment data is available yet.
If you are interested in learning more about SLU's sponsored charter schools, or would like to become involved, please contact Amanda Aldridge, coordinator for charter school sponsorship at 314-977-2232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the full report.