4248 Cottage Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63113
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Sumner High School serves 229 students in grades 9-12.
Sumner High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 229 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 55-59% (Btm 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sumner High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Sumner High School's student population of 229 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
229 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Sumner High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sumner High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#2055 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
97%
15%
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White
2%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Graduation Rate
55-59%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sumner High School's ranking?

Sumner High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 5%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of Sumner High School?

The graduation rate of Sumner High School is 55-59%, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend Sumner High School?

229 students attend Sumner High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

97% of Sumner High School students are Black, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sumner High School?

Sumner High School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does Sumner High School offer ?

Sumner High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Sumner High School part of?

Sumner High School is part of St. Louis City School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 229 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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