North Side received a perfect rating (100%!) from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this year after MAP results!

2015-2016 MAP Results

North Side received 73% proficiency in English Language Arts and 59% proficiency in Math.  In addition, these scores far exceed the performance of the St. Louis Public Schools and most area Charter schools.  

Since North Side opened in 2009, we have focused on cultivating strong academic skills and behaviors within our students with a goal of preparing them to be successful throughout their educational years. Our MAP results are proof that our students are succeeding at North Side AND are out preforming other area schools.  Our students, teachers and staff have much to be proud of!

The school has also been recognized by CEAM, Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri, as 1 of 2 schools that have closed the achievement gap for low-income students. North Side works closely with their sponsor, University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) in identifying its students’ academic needs on an ongoing basis; and providing guidelines and accountability factors for success for students.

Public Charter School Students are Excelling Academically
MYTH: Public charter school students do no better than traditional public school students.

FACT: Between 2010 and 2013, 15 of 16 independent studies found that students attending public charter schools do better academically than their traditional public school peers. For example, one study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University found that charter schools do a better job teaching low income students, minority students, and students who are still learning English than traditional schools. Separate studies by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research have found that charter school students are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, stay in college and have higher earnings in early adulthood.