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Key Facts

Tracing its beginnings to 1840, the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is the oldest district in St. Louis County. Just over two square miles in size and serving portions of the Cities of Maplewood and Richmond Heights, MRH is one of the smallest districts in the area. Take a look at many of the other ways that sets MRH apart:


Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is fully accredited by the State of Missouri, having earned the “Annual Distinction in Performance Award” numerous times.

Annual Performance Report (APR Score) from MO Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (this APR system was discontinued by DESE for 2019)

  • 2018: 98.4%
  • 2017: 97.5%
  • 2016: 96.1%
  • 2015: 98.2%
  • 2014: 93.6%
  • 2013: 88.6%

Overview (as of March 1, 2021)

  District Early Childhood Center (K-2) Elementary (grades 3-6) Middle School (grades 7-8) High School (grades 9-12)
Enrollment 1,419
(not including pre-K)
344 445 237 393
Percentage of students eligible for free or reduced lunch 34.88% 27.68% 34.11% 40.52% 38.64%
Student/classroom teacher ratio 13:1 11:1 16:1 14:1 12:1
Percentage of teaching staff with a master’s degree or higher 85.0% 80.1% 73.6% 71.7% 84.3%
Average years of teaching experience for teaching staff 11.3 11.8 8.9 10.9 14.1
Percentage of teaching staff designated “highly qualified” by the US Dept of Education 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Attendance rate 93.1% 93.7%% 97.5% 91.0% 85.9%
Four-year graduation rate 91.36%       91.36%

National Board Certified Teachers
MRH has 17.69% of its teaching faculty certified under this category, which greatly exceeds the national average, which is fewer than 10%.

District Map

MRH District Map
St. Louis County School District Map


State test scores and other data are available through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Gifted Education

Total students served districtwide: 149 (43 high school; 21 middle school; 70 elementary school; 15 early childhood)

Long-Range Facilities Study Committee Report
In the spring of 2012 the MRH Long-Range Faclities Study Committee, comprising parents, community members, administrators, teachers, and students, met to create a preliminary facilities plan for the District. The plan they developed goes through 2021. Download the plan here.