#1 Elementary School in MO and #1 in St. Louis County

McKelvey Elementary School

1751 Mckelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

How Good is McKelvey Elementary School?

Report Card

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

McKelvey Elementary School is a elementary school in Maryland Heights, Missouri. It is in St. Louis County. It has 643 students and 39 teachers and serves grades K-5.

When compared to other schools in Missouri it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 1 for Missouri and 1 in St. Louis County.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Missouri standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics score. McKelvey Elementary School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Missouri.

Source: MO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. McKelvey Elementary School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Missouri.

Students : Teacher
MO Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
MO Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MO Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety score is calculated by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. For safety, McKelvey Elementary School performs slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Missouri and received the grade of B+ for this measure.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations Very Good


Information about the student body at McKelvey Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
MO Avg. 14%
Free Lunch
MO Avg. 48%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MO Avg. 54%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 643
Minority Students 447
Diversity Index 58
Students with Disablities 65
Economically Disadvantaged 17%
Limited English Proficiency 28%
Gifted Students 5%


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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.

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest elementary schools to McKelvey Elementary School are included below. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a full list of schools in Maryland Heights, visit the Maryland Heights, Missouri schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Rose Acres Elementary School A A A- A-
2 Traditional School A A+ B B+
3 Craig Elementary School B B A+ C-
4 Ross Elementary School A- B+ A+ C+
5 Parkwood Elementary School B B+ B+ C-

McKelvey Elementary 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 McKelvey Elementary School? 643 students.
  • How good of a school is McKelvey Elementary 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 McKelvey Elementary School in? The school is located in St. Louis County.
  • How can I contact McKelvey Elementary School? The school's number is (314) 415-6500. You can visit their website at http://www.parkwayschools.net.
  • Where is McKelvey Elementary School? 1751 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. 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, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school 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
Rose Acres Elementary School
2905 Rose Acres Ln Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Traditional School
102 Fee Fee Rd Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Craig Elementary School
1492 Craig Rd St Louis, MO 63146
Ross Elementary School
1150 Ross Ave St Louis, MO 63146
Parkwood Elementary School
3199 Parkwood Ln Maryland Heights, MO 63043