Paideia Academy is located in St. Louis, MO and is one of 90 schools in St. Louis City School District. It is a magnet school that serves 570 students in grades K-8.
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs.
Paideia Academy did not make AYP in 2007. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Missouri in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Paideia Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
PS Muhammad: I have read many many comments about Paideia Academy and how horrible it is. I would like ask those persons what did they do to help improve the quality of their child(ren) educational experience? How many hours did they spent with their child(ren) outside the classroom with reading and teaching good morals and values. Parent must understand that they are their childrens first teacher. They must establish the importance of education in their homes. Parents must set the standards. They should accept responsibility for their child(ren)'s academic performance and not just send them to school and expect someone else to do it without offering any support.
I commend the Paideia Faculty and Staff for their efforts. If the people who complain about the school were truly interested in the students success, they would have offered help instead of criticizing an institution that worked with the students they were given and they did not give up on them.
on Aug 9, 2010
I have written letters to the 2009-2010 sponsor and the administation about the school's inability to meet the academic needs of many of its students and the lack supervision to maintain a safe environment for all of the students on the school grounds and the bus. Children have been seriously injured. Teachers have demonstrated a lack of concern about the impact their words have on students when they belittle them in fornt of other teachers and students. I feel that the schools need to be closed so they will not continue to do what may be irreparable harm to children.
They were to close, but I understand they have a new sponsor. I would like to know what college will be their 2010-11 sponsor. June 14, 2010 Retired Teacher
on Jun 15, 2010
Janelle: DO NOT send your children to this school ! the school is a joke, they DO NOT teach your children what they need to know. I transfered my children out of this school and into a county school, needless to say my children were 2 grades behind what they were supposed to be. The teachers talk on their cell phones all day, the teachers fight (yes i said fight) with the kids and parents. this school should be SHUT down for GOOD. They do not watch the kids at all. Please visit the school before enrolling your children there.
by a Parent
on May 21, 2010
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Student Economic Level (2007)
In 2007, Paideia Academy had 97% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Missouri had 44% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2007)
St. Louis City District Spending
The St. Louis City spends $14,923 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 49% on instruction, 47% on support services, 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about St. Louis City District
In 2007, Paideia Academy had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher.
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 are assessed in math and in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in communication arts. Districts have the option to assess students in science in grades 3, 7 and 10, and social studies in grades 4, 8 and 11 on a voluntary basi
How is it Scored?
Students receive a score of below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.