St. Louis City Schools

Sumner High


  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • 281 Students
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 8:05am – 3:02pm
  • Opened in 1875
  • Uniform Required
  • The first high school for African-American students west of the Mississippi River.
  • Notable alumni include Arthur Ashe and Chuck Berry, Bobby Norfolk, Robert William, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Julius Hunter Dick Gregory and Lamont Maclemore
  • Extracurriculars: Speech & Debate, Cheerleaders, Football, Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Track, Boys Track, Boys Baseball
  • Special Education: Psychological Testing from a Psychological Examiner, Integrated Co-teaching, formerly known as Collaborative team-teaching or Co-teaching, one-to-one instruction, related services, Transition programs, etc.
  • Parent Involvement: Volunteering to chaperone for field trips, Mentoring, Tutoring, Serving on Sumner’s Parent Action Council, and participating on one of six committees, Represent Sumner each month at the district-wide Parent, Action Council, Assist with student supervision where needed, i.e. cafeteria, library
  • AP Classes: AP English Literature & Composition AP English Language & Composition AP Calculus



  • Lacks Racial Diversity


This School SLPS Avg
45.7% 4.3% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 45.7% of possible APR/MSIP points
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Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
21.5% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 21.5% of students tested Proficient or Above
For more details, see MODESE's School Report Card

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