Most children in St. Louis do not live near a good school

Sept. 1, 2009
Study says 75 percent of students attend a school that has poor test scores

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A study of neighborhoods in St. Louis concludes that more than 75 percent of the public school students in the city attend on campuses — whether independent charter schools or district schools — where students recorded poor test scores. Moreover, of the 60,000 school-age children in St. Louis, only about 8,000 live near public schools with higher test scores.

Using the study results, Mayor Francis Slay's office is poised to launch a drive to create new charter schools that would target neighborhoods with the least access to good public schools.

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