|Pattonville earns What's Right with the Region honor|
|Wednesday, March 7, 2018|
The Pattonville School District has been chosen to receive a What's Right with the Region Award by FOCUS St. Louis. The district is among 20 individuals, organizations and initiatives being honored for making a difference. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. Pattonville is being recognized in the category of "promoting stronger communities."
Pattonville is a nationally recognized public school district that serves nearly 5,900 students in preschool through 12th grades in nine schools. The district serves families from Bridgeton, Maryland Heights, St. Ann and unincorporated St. Louis County near Creve Coeur. For more than two decades, Pattonville educators, working together with students and the school community, have lived out the district’s simple but important mission, “That ALL Will Learn.” During this time frame, student achievement has increased significantly, along with educational opportunities for students as the district strives to prepare students for college and careers in a future not yet invented. Pattonville’s transformation was accomplished as the district grew more diverse, a recession struck the region hard and an airport buyout decimated 2,000 homes and businesses in the district (including the shuttering of two elementary schools).
Today, Pattonville is ranked No. 7 in Missouri and in the Top 2 percent of public school districts in the U.S. according to Niche.com. The district earned a 100% score on its Annual Performance Report from the state this fall. Pattonville High School is ranked among the top high schools in Missouri and the nation by U.S. News and World Report. For three years in a row, the district has earned the Top Workplaces Award for the St. Louis region, an honor based solely on independent employee surveys. Pattonville’s student population has been touted as one of the most diverse in Missouri and the U.S. and reflects the nation's global society, representing 64 different countries and 38 languages.