City of St Charles School District

A Proud Past...An Enlightened Future

About the City of St. Charles School District 
 
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Founded in 1846, the City of St. Charles School District has played an integral role in the City of St. Charles and its rich history.

The District is located primarily in St. Charles City proper, a close-knit but thriving satellite community of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Approximately 85 percent of the District is in the City of St. Charles, seven percent is in the City of St. Peters, and the remainder is in unincorporated areas. The District encompasses 17 square miles and is bounded on the east by the Missouri River.

There are approximately 5,000 students in the St. Charles District. Two 9th-12th grade comprehensive high schools serve 1800 students; two middle schools comprised of one 5th/6th grade intermediate schools and one 7th-8th grade middle school serve 1800 students; and six elementary schools which serve 1800 students in grades preK-4th. In addition, the District features the Lewis and Clark Career Center which serves students from throughout St. Charles County and the Success Campus.
 
Our District received its first Distinction in Performance for Improvement from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Schools (DESE) in May 2006, and has continued to win this award every year since. DESE praised our District's individual student performance standards. Students in St. Charles School District historically score above state and national averages on the ACT and MAP (Missouri Assessment Program). Both high schools are designated A+ Schools.
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