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T HIS IS PA R KWAY

2014

H I G H E R E X P E C TAT I O N S . B R I G H T E R F U T U R E S .


TABLE OF CONTENTS LET TER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

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INTRODUCTION TO PARKWAY

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OUR MISSION

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OUR COMMUNIT Y

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DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS AND MAP

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PARKWAY AT A GL ANCE

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2013 HIGHLIGHTS

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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PROGRAMS

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CURRICULUM

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FINANCIALS

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CONTACT INFORMATION

INSIDE BACK COVER

VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

www.ParkwaySchools.net Most figures are based on the 2012–13 school year.

ON THE COVER, HUDSON RIBBLE AND SHEMAIAH SAUNDERS, CLAYMONT ELEMENTARY


Greetings: The Parkway School District is truly one of the premier school districts in the St. Louis area. Traditionally a high achieving school district, Parkway continued its history of excellence this year, ranking as the highest achieving school district among large Missouri districts. The Parkway School District prides itself in meeting the needs of all; students, families and educators. Our faculty includes National Board CertiďŹ ed Teachers, nationally and regionally recognized teachers, with nearly 80 percent holding advanced degrees. Another hallmark of Parkway is its diversity in both population and programs. Our early learning program meets the needs of hundreds of young people and families.

PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION Seated, left to right: Kim Appelbaum Dee Mogerman, Vice President Beth Feldman, President Standing, left to right: Chris Jacob Bruce Major Tom Appelbaum Sam Sciortino

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VIEW ALUMNI HALL OF FAME PHOTO GALLERY

JORDAN HARRIS, CRAIG ELEMENTARY

OUR SCHOOLS TODAY, PARKWAY HAS 18 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, FIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLS, FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS — four traditional and one non-traditional — and an early childhood center. With about 17,300 students, it is one of the largest districts in St. Louis County and in Missouri. PARKWAY’S 28 SCHOOLS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER ARE RENOWNED for their achievements, with 14 Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Education from the U.S. Department of Education and 17 Gold Star Awards from the State of Missouri. While each school is unique, collectively they make up one of the highest performing school districts in the country.

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O UR M I SSI ON THE MISSION OF THE PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TO ENSURE ALL STUDENTS ARE CAPABLE, CURIOUS AND CONFIDENT LEARNERS WHO UNDERSTAND AND RESPOND TO THE CHALLENGES OF AN EVERCHANGING WORLD.

This is the mission of the Parkway School District as adopted through a communitywide effort of citizens and staff called Project Parkway.

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THE WEST HIGH SWIM PROGRAM HAS BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE MISSOURI SPORTS HALL OF FAME. PHOTO BY LAUREN GIESEKING


O UR COM MU N I T Y All roads lead to Parkway. Parkway is conveniently located in west St. Louis County with easy access to services, shopping, businesses, churches and synagogues, parks, recreation and the arts. With 68 square miles of suburban living spaces, there are homes, apartments and condominiums in many price ranges.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER EZRA WHITE GIVES A HIGH FIVE TO A CRAIG ELEMENTARY STUDENT.


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DEMOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS Parkway covers all or parts of cities such as Ballwin, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Manchester, Maryland Heights, Town and Country and Valley Park, as well as unincorporated west St. Louis County. AVERAGE DISTANCE TO BUSINESS CENTERS: The average distance to major business centers from the center of the district is: » Downtown St. Louis 20-23 miles » Clayton 13-16 miles » Westport Plaza 9-12 miles » St. Peters 17-25 miles

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PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT CENTRAL AREA 1.

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PARKWAY CENTRAL HIGH NP 369 N. Woods Mill Rd. Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-7900, Fax (314) 415-7913

BELLERIVE ELEMENTARY N 620 Rue de Fleur Dr. Creve Coeur 63141 (314) 415-6050 Fax (314) 415-6062

HANNA WOODS ELEMENTARY N 720 Hanna Rd. Ballwin 63021 (314) 415-6300 Fax (314) 415-6312

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PARKWAY CENTRAL MIDDLE N 471 N. Woods Mill Rd. Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-7800 Fax (314) 415-7834

CRAIG ELEMENTARY 1492 Craig Rd. St. Louis 63146 (314) 415-6200 Fax (314) 415-6212

OAK BROOK ELEMENTARY P 510 Big Bend Blvd. Ballwin 63021 (314) 415-6550 Fax (314) 415-6562

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GREEN TRAILS ELEMENTARY N 170 Portico Dr. Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-6250 Fax (314) 415-6262

MCKELVEY ELEMENTARY 1751 McKelvey Rd. Maryland Heights 63043 (314) 415-6500 Fax (314) 415-6512

SORRENTO SPRINGS ELEMENTARY 390 Tumulty Dr. Ballwin 63021 (314) 415-6800 Fax (314) 415-6812

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ROSS ELEMENTARY N 1150 Ross Rd. St. Louis 63146 (314) 415-6700 Fax (314) 415-6712

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WREN HOLLOW ELEMENTARY P 655 Wren Ave. Ballwin 63021 (314) 415-6850 Fax (314) 415-6862

HIGHCROFT RIDGE ELEMENTARY N* 15380 Highcroft Dr. Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-6400 Fax (314) 415-6419

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RIVER BEND ELEMENTARY N 224 River Valley Dr. Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-6650 Fax (314) 415-6669

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELEMENTARY 15399 Appalachian Trail Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-6750 Fax (314) 415-6762 *Approximately 20% of Highcroft Ridge students attend West Middle & West High

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PARKWAY SOUTH HIGH N 801 Hanna Rd. Manchester 63021 (314) 415-7700 Fax (314) 415-7712

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PARKWAY WEST HIGH N 14653 Clayton Rd. Ballwin 63011 (314) 415-7500 Fax (314) 415-7534

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PARKWAY SOUTH MIDDLE 760 Woods Mill Rd. Manchester 63011 (314) 415-7200 Fax (314) 415-7213

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PARKWAY WEST MIDDLE 2312 Baxter Rd. Chesterfield 63017 (314) 415-7400 Fax (314) 415-7409

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PARKWAY SOUTHWEST MIDDLE 701 Wren Ave. Ballwin 63021 (314) 415-7300 Fax (314) 415-7334

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CLAYMONT ELEMENTARY 405 Country Club Dr. Ballwin 63011 (314) 415-6150 Fax (314) 415-6162

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BARRETTS ELEMENTARY NP 1780 Carman Rd. Manchester 63021 (314) 415-6000 Fax (314) 415-6012

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HENRY ELEMENTARY 700 Henry Ave. Ballwin 63011 (314) 415-6350 Fax (314) 415-6362

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CARMAN TRAILS ELEMENTARY P 555 Weidman Rd. S. Manchester 63021 (314) 415-6100 Fax (314) 415-6119

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MASON RIDGE ELEMENTARY N** 715 S. Mason Rd. Town & Country 63141 (314) 415-6450 Fax (314) 415-6462

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PARKWAY NORTH HIGH N 12860 Fee Fee Rd. St. Louis 63146 (314) 415-7600 Fax (314) 415-7634

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PARKWAY NORTHEAST MIDDLE N 181 Coeur DeVille Dr. Creve Coeur 63141 (314) 415-7100 Fax (314) 415-7113


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PIERREMONT ELEMENTARY 1215 Dauphine Ln. Manchester 63011 (314) 415-6600 Fax (314) 415-6612

**Approximately 20% of Mason Ridge students attend Central Middle and Central High

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER P 14605 Clayton Rd. Ballwin 63011 (314) 415-6950 Fax (314) 415-6956

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FERN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 13157 N. Olive Spur Rd. Creve Coeur 63141 (314) 415-6900 Fax (314) 415-6912

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INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES CENTER P 12657 Fee Fee Rd. Creve Coeur 63146

N = Nationally Recognized Schools P = Preschool Sites

For an interactive, detailed map of all boundary lines visit www.ParkwaySchools.net

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PA R KWAY AT A G L AN C E TOTAL ENROLLMENT » 17,274 Students » Students receiving gifted education services: 1,809 or 10.1% » School-age students receiving special education in Parkway: 2,835 or 16.5%

OUR SCHOOLS » 14 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence » 18 Elementary Schools » 5 Middle Schools » 4 High Schools

KLARISSA HENDERSON, LEFT, A WEST MIDDLE SUMMER STUDENT, AND ISAIAH GALVAN, CENTRAL MIDDLE


2012 AVERAGE CL ASS SIZES Elementary (K-5) 20.3 Middle School (6-8) 19.5 VIEW High School (9-12) 21.7

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KEVIN LI, BELLERIVE ELEMENTARY

OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES Total Parkway employees Certified classroom teachers

2,625 1,274

READ MORE SOUTH MIDDLE MATH TEACHER KELLY BETTLACH WITH STUDENTS

PARKWAY HAS CONSISTENTLY EARNED “DISTINCTION IN PERFORMANCE FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENT” BY THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION. THIS IS THE HIGHEST RATING A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN ACHIEVE ON ITS ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS.

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2013 HIGHLIGHTS The Parkway School District is proud of our students, teachers and staff who were recognized with numerous awards and honors in 2013. The following achievements demonstrate why we believe Parkway is one of the best school districts in the country. Congratulations to our Parkway stars! ELAINE REICHERT, CENTRAL HIGH

JANUARY South High’s 2012 yearbook staff received a superior rating from the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association — its highest rating in 10 years. The West High boys’ varsity soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School Team award.

PARKWAY HIGH SCHOOLS NAMED AMONG AMERICA’S BEST IN NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Oak Brook Elementary to congratulate Parkway on its continued academic success, reputation for excellence and sound fiscal management noting that Parkway is one of just a handful of Missouri districts to achieve an AAA bond rating. He noted that Parkway schools are among the best in the state partly because of the district’s early childhood programs.


FEBRUARY Parkway fourth grader, Surya Jaladi, won first place and ranked best in Missouri in the “InvestWrite” essay competition. Fifth grader, Bennett Davis, won second place in the region in the Missouri Stock Market Game. Both competitions were sponsored

by the Missouri Council on Economic Education.

VIEW VIDEO KATIE PARKS AT A NORTH HIGH PEP RALLY PHOTO BY AUTUMN SAUERS

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For the 11th consecutive year, Parkway was awarded a “Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting” from the Association of School Business Officials. Seven Parkway students were named to the Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2013.

Parkway Central Middle student, Ruimin Wu, became the only Missouri finalist in “Doodle 4 Google,” a competition that invited students to redesign Google’s homepage logo. Eight Parkway sophomores were named to the 2013 Missouri Scholars Academy, a three-week program held on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia for 330 of Missouri’s gifted students.

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North High Women’s A Cappella group, Powder Room, took third place in the international final competition of Varsity Vocals ICHSA, and the North High Men’s A Cappella group, Men’s Room, earned second place in the ICHSA St. Louis regional semi-final competition. LAILA JONES, GREEN TRAILS ELEMENTARY, WITH PARKWAY CHEF DAN FLICK

Greg Bergner, Central Middle, was named the St. Louis Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2012-13 by The St. Louis Associationof Secondary School Principals. Rachel Zhang, South High, qualified for the U.S. Mathematical Olympiad, a nine-hour, six-question test. She was one of 500 out of 210,000 in the nation who qualified.


MAY Parkway Central, North, South and West high schools were ranked among America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek Magazine! They all also ranked among the top 15 best high schools in Missouri in providing collegeready graduates. CENTRAL HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM (IN BLACK) GOES TO PLAYOFFS PHOTO BY EMILY SCHENBERG , CENTRAL HIGH JUNIOR

West Middle student, Gokul Venkatachalam, made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals for the second year in a row. Zachary Heiman, Central High School junior, earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions and placement exam. The St. Louis Symphony named Winifred Crock, Central High orchestra director, its 2013 Educator of the Year. Jennifer Wayland, Parkway Central, beat 18,700 other entrants to win the Major League Baseball and Scholastic Publishing’s “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life” essay contest honoring Jackie Robinson.

JUNE Three West Middle teachers, Debbie Difani, Kristin Ruzicka and Deanna Murrel, were awarded a $10,000 Emerson Gold Star Grant to fund a new video space. Six Parkway schools — Barretts, Craig, McKelvey, River Bend, Ross and Southwest Middle — earned a Promising Practices award from the Character Education Partnership.

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STUDEN T ACHI E V E ME N T 2013 COLLEGE ENTRANCE E XAMS The American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) are the college entrance exams used to determine whether students can enter certain universities and qualify for scholarships. Scores on the ACT range from 1 to 36. The highest total score on the SAT is 2400 points.

2013 MISSOURI ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (MAP) TESTS MAP tests are state-required assessments used to evaluate school districts for state annual performance reviews and for measuring academic progress as required for state accreditation. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that Missouri’s academic performance standards in reading and mathematics are among the most rigorous in the nation. Find more details about test scores at www. ParkwaySchools.net » About Us » District Report Card. 16

Location Parkway Missouri U.S.A.

ACT 22.8 21.6 20.9

%Taking SAT Test Score 94.8% 1887 74% 1773 54% 1498

All Parkway juniors may take the official ACT during a regular school day in April at no cost to their families.

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Grade Parkway Missouri 66.4 48.5 3 4 70.2 53.5 5 75.4 53 English 6 68.4 51.6 7 71.7 55.4 8 68.9 54.5 Eng II 85.3 69.1 3 60.7 51.4 4 63.1 50.7 Math 5 71.9 54.5 6 70.4 56.9 7 74.4 58.6 8 50.6* 41.7 5 68.7 51.9 Science 8 70.7 50.8 Biology 83.2 74.7 S. Studies Govt 68.7 54.1 *Accelerated students were removed from this number in 2013 and took the Algebra 1 EOC in place of the 8th grade MAP.


2013 PL AN TEST

Location English Parkway 19.3 The PLAN is a “pre-ACT” test U.S.A. 16.2 given to 10th graders to predict how well students will perform in college. Scores range from 1 to 32. Parkway students outscored the nation in every subject area.

Math 20.3 17.6

Reading Science Comp. 19.1 21.1 20.1 16.7 17.8 17.2

VIEW VIDEO READ MORE ABOUT MAP TEST READ MORE ABOUT ACT TEST WREN HOLLOW ELEMENTARY STUDENTS INTERVIEW TEACHING CANDIDATE.


P RO GRAM S EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION » Parents as Teachers » Student must be 5 years old by August 1 to enter kindergarten. » Parent Education » Parent-Child Interaction » Registration for kindergarten » Early Childhood Special Ed. begins in January. It is a full» Preschool day, tuition-free program for all students. » Information (314) 415-6950 » For more information, call (314) 415-9900

GIF TED EDUCATION SPECIAL EDUCATION (MOSAICS) » Students with disabilities under » Four levels of service, from the IDEA and Section 504 of the daily classroom enrichment to a Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are model, innovative district-wide entitled to a free appropriate academy public education (FAPE) in the for exceptionally gifted students least restrictive environment (LRE) in accordance with their » Programs strengthen students’ individualized needs/plans. higher order thinking skills while nurturing their creative abilities.

» For students with educational disabilities under the IDEA, » At each school, a certified gifted services are provided in partnership with the Special education specialist works with School District (SSD) of St. Louis formally identified students. County. » Information (314) 415-7052

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WEST HIGH RUNNERS JAMES MORSE, LEFT, AND EVAN WRIGHT

COMMUNIT Y EDUCATION The Parkway and Rockwood school districts established a ten-year community education partnership beginning in the 2014-15 school year. ParkwayRockwood Community Education allows a broader scope of services and programs for its West County patrons including recreation, after school student enrichment, adult education and schoolage child care. For more information call (314) 415-8175.


STUDENT SUPPORT, SAFET Y AND WELLNESS » Nutritious lunch and breakfast programs with online payment options

» Security cameras on buses and extensive coverage inside/ outside every school

» Counselors and nurses at every school

» School resource officers serve every school

» Social workers/psychologists on staff

» Wellness programs for students and staff

» 24-hour district security

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY » In 2013, Parkway expanded its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) effort to cover all grade levels. » Parkway adopted tablets and Chromebooks as supported equipment. » Efforts to prepare students to take the MAP test and other assessments online began in 2013.

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SARAH MCLAUGHLIN, SOUTH HIGH

SOUTH HIGH CHEERLEADERS


C U R RI CULUM By providing a guaranteed, viable and rigorous district curriculum, and using strategies such as data-driven progress monitoring, academic interventions and evidence-based instruction, Parkway is committed to promoting high achievement for all students.

At the secondary level, there is a strong emphasis on college preparatory, advanced placement and honors courses. More than 68 percent of the class of 2013 participated in AP or dual credit courses.

CURRICULUM CONTENT ARE AS Curriculum coordinators develop district curriculum and support classroom teachers in each content area. » Business Education » English Language Arts » ESOL » Family & Consumer Science/Culinary Arts » Fine Arts » Gifted Education » Health & PE

SAM LIPSUTZ CRAIG ELEMENTARY

» Library Media » Mathematics » Modern & Classical Languages » Personal Finance » Science » Social Studies » Technology & Engineering/Project Lead the Way


A comprehensive online curriculum guide with details for each course by grade level and 14 subject areas help parents to be active partners in their child’s education. The guide can be found by clicking on Curriculum under the Parents tab at www.ParkwaySchools. net.

SURYA JALADI, LEFT, AND BENNETT DAVIS, PARKWAY MOSAICS ACADEMY

PA R E NT COMMU N I CATI O N S Parkway believes effective communication with parents that includes the use of up-to-date technology can enhance student success. Some of these valuable tools include:

A WEB-BASED STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM called Infinite Campus is accessible with password protection to parents and provides confidential information about students’ school attendance, grades, class assignments and more. COMPREHENSIVE WEBSITES AND ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS convey district, school and classroom news and information in a timely, efficient and convenient manner. FOOD SERVICES WEBSITE offers monthly menus, student account information and online payment capabilities, nutritional analysis and allergy/ingredient information. A RAPID COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM provides parent voice, text and email communications messaging in the event of school closings and for other important announcements. PARKWAY NEWS IS POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES such as Facebook and Twitter. A NEW, FREE MOBILE APP offers information personalized for families and schools. With nearly 9,000 downloads in a few months, the Parkway 21 Schools mobile app ranked in the Top 100 Education Apps in the Apple App Store in 2013.


FI N A N CI ALS Parkway is funded primarily through local sources, and has a current expenditure per average daily attendance (ADA) of $11,833 per year. Parkway’s 2013 total residential tax rate of $4.07 is fourth lowest among 23 county districts. The district operates with a sound, balanced budget and consistently earns exceptional ratings and national awards for financial management and reporting. The independent rating agency Standard & Poor’s has rated Parkway’s bonds at AAA, the highest available for school districts. Parkway is one of only four school districts in Missouri to earn the S&P AAA status.

2012–13 ACTUAL OPERATING REVENUE $211.23 MILLION Local 86.6% State 5.1% Desegregation 3.2% Federal 2.4% County 1.5% Other 1.2% 2012–13 ACTUAL OPERATING E XPENDITURES $212 .1 MILLION Instruction 67.8% Facilities/ Grounds 11.1% School Support 9.6% Business Services 5.5% Transportation 4.2% Food Service 3.0% Executive Admin . 1.2% 22

Local 86.6% 5.1% 3.2% 2.4% 1.5% 1.2%

11.1% Instruction 67.8%

9.6% 5.5% 4.2% 3.0% 1.2%


CO NTACT I NFORMATION Administrative Offices

(314) 415-8100

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

(314) 415-7057

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning & Accountability

(314) 415-5091

Athletics and Activities

(314) 415-7049

Board of Education

(314) 415-8002

Communications

(314) 415-8077

Curriculum

(314) 415-5090

Deputy Superintendent

(314) 415-8029

Facilities

(314) 415-8268

Finances

(314) 415-8006

Food Service

(314) 415-8248

Gifted Education

(314) 415-7052

Guidance and Counseling

(314) 415-5061

Health Services

(314) 415-5064

Human Resources

(314) 415-8018

Safety & Security

(314) 415-8200

Special Services

(314) 415-8071

Staff Development

(314) 415-5093

Student Assessment

(314) 415-7047

Superintendent

(314) 415-8002

Technology

(314) 415-8101

Transportation

(314) 415-8400

FOR MORE CONTACT INFO USE OUR MOBILE APP.

www.ParkwaySchools.net


455 N. Woods Mill Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 TEL: (314) 415-8100 FAX: (314) 415-8009 www.ParkwaySchools.net © 2014 by Parkway Schools


Parkway Annual Report 2014