St. Louis Park – District 283

School District

283 - St. Louis Park

School Website

http://www.slpschools.org

School Contact

Amy Parnell

 

952-928-6064

 

St. Louis Park, named one of America’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, has five public elementary schools (two K-3, two 3-6, one K-6 Spanish immersion), a junior high (7-8) and a senior high.

A full-day, fee-based kindergarten option compliments traditional half-day kindergarten.

St. Louis Park is one of only two districts in the state that is currently in the process of implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for students from pre-school through high school.   IB is an internationally recognized method for teaching that uses inquiry, local and international focus and collaboration throughout the school day to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people.  It creates a true international flavor within a building and includes weekly world language instruction for all students.

Our highly rigorous IB Diploma Programme has been in place at SLP Senior High for a number of years and we are in the application phase of offering a fully authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) in our four elementary schools.  In addition, we are in the exploration phase of adding the IB Middle Years Programme at SLP Junior High School. 

All seven schools have been named National Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The senior high, offering both AP and IB programs, is recognized by Newsweek magazine as number 328 on its list of the top 1000 high schools in the nation.

Strong parent involvement is a hallmark of St. Louis Park Public Schools where parents support learning as classroom volunteers and members of site councils, advisory councils, booster clubs and parent/teacher organizations.

The schools provide a full range of special-education services, including a gifted and talented program as well as 27 non-athletic extracurricular activities. Its Community Education department is the city’s largest provider of childcare with options for infants through elementary-aged children. The DropZone offers after school homework help and mentoring to junior high students.

St. Louis Park works to strengthen families and build a more caring community for children and teens through its Children First initiative, a partnership of the schools, city, business community, health-care sector and religious organizations.

District 283 schools have won state and national recognition for school publications, gifted education, innovative reading and writing programs, math instruction, geography education and technology education.

 

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Debra Bowers

952-928-6000

Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Bob Laney

952-928-6067

Special Education Services

Ms. Tami Reynolds

952-928-6068

Director of Fine Arts

Mr. Andy Ewald

952-928-6064

Athletic Director

Mr. Andy Ewald

952-928-6064

General Information

Ms. Amy Parnell

952-928-6064

Gifted and Talented Director

Ms. Barbara DeMaster

952-928-6073

Computer Education Director

Mr. Dan Walker

952-928-6067

Curriculum

Ms. Barbara DeMaster

952-928-6073

High School Guidance

Ms. Heidi Garcia

952-928-6132

High School Special Ed.

Ms. Stacy Collins

952-928-6135

High School Fine Arts

Mr. Andy Ewald

952-928-6064

High School Athletics

Mr. Andy Ewald

952-928-6064

High School Information

Pat Kripps

952-928-6100

High School Gifted/Talented

Ms. Joan Brinkman

952-928-6125

High School Computer Ed.

Ms. Kara Mueller

952-928-6194

Facilities:

Elementary Schools

No. Buildings: 5

No. Students:2,235

Middle Schools

No. Buildings:1

No. Students:603

High Schools

No. Buildings:1

No. Students:1,295

Open Enrollment

Yes

 

 

Student Staff Ratio:

 

Elementary Schools

24 to1

Middle Schools

29 to1

High Schools

28 to1

 

 

Expenditures Per Pupil:

 

Elementary Schools

$10,113

Middle Schools

$10,113

High Schools

$10,113

 

 

Transportation:

 

Bus Available:

Yes

 

 

Hot Lunch:

 

Hot Lunch Available:

Yes

 

 

Grading Policies

 

Elementary Schools

Other Grading

Middle Schools

Letter Grading

High Schools

Letter Grading

 

 

Percentage of Schools Accredited

 

Elementary Schools

100%

Middle Schools

100%

High Schools

100%

 

 

Percentage Staff Degrees:

 

Bachelors:

100%

Masters:

68%

PhD’s:

1%

 

 

Certified Staff

 

Elementary

 

Elem Art:

Yes

Elem Phys. Ed:

Yes

Elem Music:

Yes

Elem Media:

Yes

 

 

Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities: 27

 

 

Classes Offered:

 

Elementary School

 

Band

Y

Choir

Y

Orchestra

Y

International Baccalaureate

Y

 

 

Middle School:

 

Band:

Y

 

 

Choir:

Y

 

Orchestra:

Y

French:

Y

Spanish:

Y

German:

Y

Adv. Computers:

N

 

 

High School:

 

Band:

Y

Choir: 

Y

Orchestra:

Y

French:

Y

Spanish:

Y

German:

Y

Adv. Computers

Y

Adv. Calculus:

Y

Interantional Baccalaurate

Y

 

 

Ratio Students to Computers:

 

Elementary Schools

4 to 1

Middle Schools

4 to 1

High Schools

4 to 1

Learning Alternatives

 

 

 

Percentage of Seniors who went to:

 

Community College

2 Year

 

21%

 

Vocational or Tech

2 Year

 

College or University

4 Year

69%

 

 

ACT Statistics:

 

Average ACT Scores

24.2

Percentage of Students taking ACT

70%

 

 

SAT Statistics:

 

Average Math Score

603

Average Verbal Score

600

Percentage of Students taking SAT

11%

 

 

National Merit Scholars:

12

Commended

9

Finalist

3

 

 

Programs for Gifted and Talented:

Yes

Special Education Programs:

Yes

 

 

Athletics:

Baseball

Boys

Basketball

Boys/Girls

Football

Boys

Ice Hockey

Boys/Girls

Downhill Skiing

N/A

CC Skiing

Boys/Girls

Tennis

Boys/Girls

Golf

Boys/Girls

Softball

Boys/Girls

Sync Swimming

Girls

Dance

N/A

Swimming

Boys/Girls

Wrestling

N/A

Volleyball

Girls

Track

Boys/Girls

CC Running

Boys/Girls

Gymnastics

Girls

Soccer

Boys/Girls

 

 

Broomball

N/A

 

 

Dance Team

N/A

 

 

Badminton

N/A

Other:

 

 

 

Intramural Programs:

 

 

Baseball

N/A

Soccer

N/A

Basketball

Boy/Girl

Softball

N/A

Lacrosse

N/A

 

 

Vollyball

Boy/Girl

 

 

 

 

Extracurricular Programs

 

 

 

Theatre

Theatre

 

Debate

Debate

Chess Club

Chess Club

Chess Club

Math Club

Math Club

Math Club

 

 

Jounalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Programs worth mentioning:

 

 

Children First