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

Wydown Middle School

6500 Wydown, Clayton, MO 63105

How Good is Wydown Middle School?

Report Card

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

Wydown Middle School is in Clayton, Missouri and is a St. Louis County school. It has 653 students and 62 teachers and serves grades 6-8.

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

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


Missouri standardized test results, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. Wydown Middle School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Missouri.

Source: MO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Wydown Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Missouri and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
MO Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
MO Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MO Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. Wydown Middle School received a grade of B+ for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in Missouri.

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


Information about the student body at Wydown Middle School is listed below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
MO Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
MO Avg. 41%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MO Avg. 48%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 653
Minority Students 218
Diversity Index 37
Students with Disablities 68
Economically Disadvantaged 14%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 25%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can compare the closest middle schools to Wydown Middle School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Clayton schools can be viewed on the Clayton, Missouri schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Juvenile Detention Center N/A N/A A+ D
2 Met Day Treatment Center N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 Mrh Middle School B+ A- B- B
4 Kipp Triumph Academy D C- D C
5 St. Louis Children's Hospital N/A N/A N/A N/A

Wydown Middle 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 Wydown Middle School? 653 students.
  • Is Wydown Middle School a good 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 Wydown Middle School in? The school is located in St. Louis County.
  • How can I contact Wydown Middle School? The school's number is (314) 854-6400. You can visit their website at http://www.claytonschools.net/WMS.
  • Where is Wydown Middle School? 6500 Wydown, Clayton, Missouri 63105

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. 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, or 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
Juvenile Detention Center
501 S Brentwood Blvd Clayton, MO 63105
Met Day Treatment Center
6347 Plymouth Ave Wellston, MO 63133
Mrh Middle School
7539 Manchester Rd Maplewood, MO 63143
Kipp Triumph Academy
955 Arcade Ave St. Louis, MO 63118
St. Louis Children's Hospital
400 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110