#1 High School in MO and #1 in St. Louis City

Metro High School

4015 Mcpherson Ave, St Louis, MO 63108

How Good is Metro High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Metro High School is a high school located in St Louis, Missouri. It has 340 students and 24 teachers and serves grades 9-12.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Missouri schools. Metro High School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 1 for Missouri and 1 in St. Louis City.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


Standardized test performance and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a high school. Metro High School performs significantly above average compared to other Missouri high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: MO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Metro High School earned a grade of B+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other high schools in Missouri.

Students : Teacher
MO Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
MO Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MO Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade B+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Poor


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. The safety grade was not calculated for Metro High School due a lack of reported data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Metro High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
MO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
MO Avg. 36%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MO Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 340
Minority Students 208
Diversity Index 48
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 100%
Limited English Proficiency 9%
Gifted Students N/A


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High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest high schools to Metro High School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a more complete listing of St Louis schools, go to the St Louis, Missouri schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Griscom Juvenile Detention Center N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 Grand Center Arts Academy High School C C- C C-
3 Miller Career Academy N/A N/A C C
4 Vashon High School D D C- D
5 St. Louis Children's Hospital N/A N/A N/A N/A

Metro High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Metro High School? 340
  • How good of a school is Metro High School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Metro High School in? The school is located in St. Louis City.
  • How can I contact Metro High School? The school's number is (314) 534-3894.
  • Where is Metro High School? 4015 McPherson Ave, St Louis, Missouri 63108

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Griscom Juvenile Detention Center
3847 Enright Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108
Grand Center Arts Academy High School
711 North Grand Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103
Miller Career Academy
1000 N Grand St Louis, MO 63106
Vashon High School
3035 Cass Ave St Louis, MO 63106
St. Louis Children's Hospital
400 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110