School Details

Shaw Visual/Perf. Arts Center

5329 Columbia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 776-5091
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 374 students 13 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

30%
19%
42%
33%
26%
51%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • St. Louis City School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
24%
46%
15%
19%
43%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • St. Louis City School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
26%
51%
35%
24%
53%
23%
16%
48%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • St. Louis City School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shaw Visual/Perf. Arts Center is a public elementary school in Saint Louis. The principal of Shaw Visual/Perf. Arts Center is Ms. Marilyn Burress, who can be contacted at Marilyn.Burress@Slps.Org. 374 students go to Shaw Visual/Perf. Arts Center and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 374 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Shaw Visual/Perf. Arts Center is 13:1. St. Louis Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 76% 80%
Hispanic 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I regret enrolling my child in this school. Too many of the teachers and staff are rude as can be and have no business working with children. We are looking for a new school. It is shame that it is so difficult in the SLPS system to switch schools midway through the year after you realize your child is in a miserable environment. Run don't walk away from this place.

  • (7 months ago)

    Shaw is a visual performing arts elementary school (K-5) in the St. Louis Public Schools district. The district has many areas that need improvement.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers are Great! Love the the different experiences available with electives. Seems like the only acedemics they consider to be important are Math and English the others seem to get pushed aside to add time for arts. Also dont like that the kids are not really allowed to talk at lunch and if they do they miss recess. Parking is terrible and the pick-up/ drop-off is very frustrating because of all the traffic.

  • (7 years ago)

    My God daughter is new to Shaw this year as a Kindegartener. I have to say during the first week I was a little apprehensive if I had made the right choice in education for her. Now a little over a month later I feel Shaw is freat for her and will grow her knowledge as well as her interest in Visual and Performing.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have attended Shaw for five years with excellent teachers and also fun and enjoyable Visual Preforming Arts.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are new to Shaw and so far have been very impressed with the new Principal and with the school in general. It is well-run and the kids and faculty seem to be happy hard-working and creative. We are looking forward to great year!

  • (8 years ago)

    The Ist grade teachers and the Principal have done a wonderful job working with us and our granddaughter to dimprove her performance in school. We couldn't ask for more from them.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are great The principal however is another story. Overall I love the school & teachers they just need to get rid of Mrs. Leto.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very impressed by Shaw. The staff has all been extremely helpful in answering my questions and showing me around the school. I have gone into several classrooms and I can see from the layout of the rooms and the children's work on the walls that this is a school where learning is taking place and teachers are exercising their creativity with students to make learning fun.

  • (8 years ago)

    Shaw is a great elementary school and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an ethnically balanced educational facility for their child to attend.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is currently a kindergartner at Shaw VPA and I would highly recommend this school and this is why...... Before school began I called with questions and the Principal Deborah Leto called me back within minutes to answer them. While touring the school Mrs. Leto invited us into her office to talk about the school last years test scores and her plans for the schools future which I was very impressed with. She is very involved and concerned with the students and their futures. When I first began researching for the perfect place for my son to begin his learning experience I looked at public private and magnet schools but was most impressed with the magnet school system. I was drawn to the arts and extra curricular activities that public nor private schools seemed to offer and it didn't cost me a thing for my son to participate in.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Shaw since Kindergarten and is now entering 4th grade. We absolutly love it there. Another mother and I started a Brownie Girl Scout troop 3 years ago and it has grown to 1 Daisy 2 Brownie and 2 Junior troops over the past three years. My son is starting kindergarten there this school year and I hope we have the same joys that my daughter and I have shared.

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