St. Louis City Schools

Metro Academic & Classical High School


  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • Blue Ribbon School (2004,2008)
  • 352 Students
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, French
  • School Day: 7:10am – 2:07pm
  • Opened in 1972
  • Our students have the opportunity to take numerous college level classes (AP and IB)
  • Ranked #1 high school in Missouri by U.S. News and World Report
  • International Baccalaureate School/Program -World Recognized Curriculum
  • Admission requirements:
  • Extracurriculars: Girls: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball. Boys: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Cross Country. Activities: Spanish and French Club, Student Council, Drama, Yearbook, Debate, Amnesty International, Math Club, Nerd Club, Chess Science Club
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Class representatives
  • 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



  • Highly Diverse Racially


This School SLPS Avg
100% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 100% of possible APR/MSIP points
For more details, download the Raw Scores

Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
89.1% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 89.1% of students tested Proficient or Above
For more details, see MODESE's School Report Card

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Reviews (4)

  • A great city school Parent 07/15/2018
    I’ve had 3 children graduate from Metro and they’ve all had a smooth transition to College level work. Metro had prepared them well. Metro fosters a pro-academic environment and challenges their students.
  • InterestingOther 04/04/2018
    My friends complain about this school all the time. They say the lunch is terrible, and the teachers don't push enough.
  • Very good schoolParent 03/26/2015
    Our daughter began attending this year, and we are very impressed. She loves the school, the teachers are very impressive, and the administration is on top of things.
  • The Premier High School in the State of Missouri (really)Parent 09/18/2014
    Little known secret - in the top 100 high schools nationally. There is a selection process for students, but it is not based solely upon grades or IQ score. I have heard that a good attendance record is important in the admissions process. This is a school for high-achieving students who like to learn... More
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