St. Louis City Schools

Carr Lane Visual & Performing Arts


  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • 545 Students
  • Theme: Visual and Performing Arts
  • School Day: 7:10am – 2:07pm
  • Opened in 1958
  • Uniform Required
  • Carr Lane VPA offers drama, dance, vocal and instrumental music, and exposure to the fine arts every day as part of the curriculum to enhance the practical application of core subjects.
  • The Carr Lane School was named in honor of Dr. William Carr Lane, the first Mayor of the city of St. Louis. The first of three buildings was opened in 1870. The current location was opened in 1958 with the first graduating class in 1959. Carr Lane remained an elementary school until 1991. The newly renovated Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School opened in the fall of 1993. This new school was a result of a merger of Marquette VPA Middle and Humboldt VPA Middle.
  • Advanced application is required and spots are allocated by lottery. For details including elligibility information, application requirements, lottery schedule and placement procedures, download the SLPS Magnet Guide


  • Lacks Racial Diversity


This School SLPS Avg
47.1% 7.1% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 47.1% of possible APR/MSIP points
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Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
16.9% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 16.9% of students tested Proficient or Above
For more details, see MODESE's School Report Card

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