Ferguson-Florissant School District, Missouri

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Ferguson-Florissant School District
Florissant, Missouri
Ferguson-Florissant School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Art J. McCoy II
Graduation rate:87.1%
Number of schools:23
Budget: $128.0 million[1]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Paul T. Morris
Board members:7
Term length:3
Ferguson-Florissant School District is a school district in Missouri that serves the city of Florissant, Missouri. It is the 15th largest school district in Missouri, serving 11,674 students in 23 schools in the 2010-2011 school year with an operating budget of $128.0 million.[1][2]

About the district

Ferguson-Florissant School District, Missouri
Ferguson-Florissant School District is located in St. Louis County in Floissant, Missouri. It is located in the largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Florissant is home to 52,158 residents.[3]


Florissant outperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.6 percent of Florissant residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.8 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Florissant was $51,529 compared to $47,333 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Florissant was 15.0 percent compared to 8.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Florissant (%) Missouri (%)
White 69.3 82.8
Black or African American 26.8 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 0.8 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 2.0 3.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


Art J. McCoy II is the current Superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant School District. He has served in this role since 2001. Prior to serving as Superintendent, McCoy served as Assistant Superintendent to the district. He previously served as the Executive Director of VICC and Student Services for Rockland School District. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Harris-Stowe State University and earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. McCoy is also the President and CEO of SAGES a consulting and professional development firm.[5]

School board

The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.[6]

Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Paul T. Morris At-large 2014
Chris Martinez At-large 2014
Robert Chabot At-large 2014
Leslie Suzanne Hogshead At-large 2016
Paul Schroeder At-large 2015
Scott Ebert At-large 2015
Keith A. Brown At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Ferguson-Florissant School District elections (2014)

Members of the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 8, 2014.[7] Two seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.


Ferguson-Florissant School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $86,562,000 67.6% $5,842,000 4.6% $33,456,000 26.1% $569,000 0.4% $1,579,000 1.2% $128,008,000
Averages: $86,562,000 68% $5,842,000 5% $33,456,000 26% $569,000 0% $1,579,000 1% $128,008,000

Teacher salaries

Ferguson-Florissant School District employed 595 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Ferguson-Florissant Teachers for 2013-2014:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 38,063 54,078
B.A. + 15 39,964 58,302
MA or B.A. + 40 41,704 71,561
MA + 15 or B.A. + 55 43,578 74,778
MA + 30 45,537 78,122

Schools in Ferguson-Florissant School District


Ferguson-Florissant School District served 11,674 students in 23 schools in the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

District schools

Ferguson-Florissant School District operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Ferguson-Florissant School District
Airport Elementary
Berkeley Middle
Bermuda Elementary
Central Elementary
Combs Elementary
Commons Lane Elementary
Cool Valley Elementary
Cross Keys Elementary
Duchesne Elementary
Ferguson Elementary
Griffith Elementary
Halls Ferry Elementary
Holman Elementary
Johnson Wabash Elementary
Lee Hamilton Elementary
McCluer High
McCluer North High
McCluer South-Berkeley High
Parker Road Elementary
Robinwood Elementary
Vogt Elementary
Walnut Grove Elementary
Wedgwood Elementary

Academic performance

Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 plan holds as a primary goal that all students will graduate high school college-and-career-ready. To measure progress toward this goal and to distinguish among school and district performance, the Department computes an Annual Performance Report (APR) score for each Local Education Agency (LEA) and school. This overall score is comprised of scores for each of the MSIP 5 Performance Standards

  • Academic Achievement
  • Subgroup Achievement
  • High School Readiness (K-8 districts) or College and Career Readiness (K-12 districts)
  • Attendance Rate
  • Graduation Rate (K-12 districts).

Status, progress, and growth (where applicable) are used to calculate a comprehensive score used to determine the accreditation level of a school district. Data for academic achievement (English language arts and mathematics), subgroup achievement (English language arts and mathematics) and graduation rate are also used for federal accountability determinations, including reward, focus and priority school identification, for LEAs and schools.

The MSIP 5 Performance Standards were approved by the State Board of Education in December of 2011 and go into effect two (2) years from the date of approval. Missouri’s ESEA Flexibility Request was approved by the United States Department of Education in July of 2012. The components used for federal accountability went into effect upon approval of the request.[10]

MSIP 5 Performance Comparison
MSIP 5 Standards Possible Points Points Earned Percent Earned
Academic Achievement 56 34 30.7%
Subgroup Achievement 14 5 35.7%
College and Career Ready 30 20 66.7%
Attendance 10 8 80%
Graduation Rate 30 30 100%
Total 140 97 69.3%

For the 2012-2013 school year, Ferguson-Florissant School District students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 298.9. Students scored highest in English language arts with an index score of 330.5, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 248.6. The district's average MAP index score ranked 450 out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.[11]

Contact information

Ferguson-Florissant School District seal.jpg
Ferguson-Florissant School District
1005 Waterford Drive
Florissant, MO 63033
Phone: 314-506-9000

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