St. James R-I School District
- For the 2021 school year, there are 3 public schools in St. James R-I School District, serving 1,870 students. St. James R-I School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Missouri.
- Public schools in St. James R-I School District have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Missouri public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 49% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
- Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Missouri public school average of 29% (majority Black).
- The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Missouri public school average of 14:1.
|School District Name||St. James R-I School District|
|School District Website||http://stjschools.org|
|School District Phone Number||(573) 265-2300|
|School District Grades Offered||PK - 12|
|2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||This State (MO)|
|# of Schools||3 Schools||2,433 Schools|
|# of Students||1,870 Students||910,126 Students|
|# of Teachers||135 Teachers||66,023 Teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1||14:1|
- St. James R-I School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 558 school districts in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
- The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (MO)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#335 out of 559 school districts|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||14 Students||3,422 Students|
|% American Indian Students|
|# of Asian Students||9 Students||18,342 Students|
|% Asian Students|
|# of Hispanic Students||20 Students||58,478 Students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||64 Students||145,159 Students|
|% Black Students|
|# of White Students||1,737 Students||646,386 Students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||2 Students||2,444 Students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||24 Students||35,895 Students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||93||31,553|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||129||65,561|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||118||65,974|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||124||66,807|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||114||68,505|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||134||70,208|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||145||70,597|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||155||68,782|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||138||68,028|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||146||67,525|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||156||69,209|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||144||67,397|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||144||65,697|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||130||64,283|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-||-|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $10,361 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,923. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
- The school district's spending/student of $9,984 is less than the state median of $10,831. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017||This School District||This State (MO)|
|Total Revenue||$19 MM||$6 MM|
|Spending||$19 MM||$6 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$10,361||$10,923|
|Revenue / Student||$9,984||$10,831|
St. James R-I School District Public Schools (2021)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
- St. James Middle School 1 Tiger Dr
Saint James, MO 65559
Grades: 6-8 | 439 students
- Lucy Wortham James Elementary School 314 S Jefferson
Saint James, MO 65559
Grades: PK-5 | 857 students
- St. James High School 101 E Scioto
Saint James, MO 65559
Grades: 9-12 | 574 students
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