Hazelwood School District, Missouri

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Hazelwood School District
Florissant, Missouri
Hazelwood School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Grayling Tobias
Graduation rate:85.7%
Number of schools:29
Budget: $250.3 million[1]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Cheryl D. Latham
Board members:7
Term length:3
Hazelwood School District is a school district in Missouri that serves the city of Florissant, Missouri. It is the 7th largest school district in Missouri, serving 17,882 students in 29 schools in the 2012-2013 school year.[2] The school district had an operating budget of $250.3 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[1]

About the district

Hazelwood School District, Missouri
Hazelwood 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]


Grayling Tobias is the current superintendent of Hazelwood School District. He has served in this role since the fall of 2012 and served the district since 2002 as director of secondary education, assistant superintendent for accountability and assistant superintendent for learning. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis, his master's degree from Truman State University and his doctoral degree from St. Louis University.[5]

School board

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

Hazelwood Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Cheryl D. Latham At-large 2016
Karlton Thornton At-large 2016
Charles Woods At-large 2014
Brenda C. Youngblood At-large 2014
Mark J. Behlmann At-large 2015
Ann Gibbons At-large 2014
Desiree D. Whitlock At-large 2015

School board elections

See also: Hazelwood School District elections (2014)

Members of the Hazelwood School District Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election for three seats 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.


Hazelwood 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
2013-2014 $111,023,090 44.4% $0 0% $115,383,586 46.1% $20,281,378 8.1% $3,621,255 1.4% $250,309,309
Averages: $111,023,090 44% $0 0% $115,383,586 46% $20,281,378 8% $3,621,255 1% $250,309,309

Teacher salaries

Hazelwood School District employed 993 K-12 teachers during the 2012-13 school year.[8] The district does not document salary information on their website.

Schools in Hazelwood School District


Hazelwood School District served 17,882 students in 29 schools in the 2012-2013 school year.[2]

District schools

Hazelwood School District operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Hazelwood School District
Armstrong Elementary
Arrowpoint Elementary
Barrington Elementary
Brown Elementary
Cold Water Elementary
Hazelwood Central High School
Hazelwood Central Middle School
Hazelwood High School
Hazelwood East Middle School
Hazelwood North Middle School
Hazelwood Northwest Middle School
Hazelwood Southeast Middle School
Hazelwood West High
Hazelwood West Middle School
Garrett Elementary
Grannemann Elementary
Jamestown Elementary
Jana Elementary
Jury Elementary
Keeven Elementary
Larimore Elementary
Lawson Elementary
Lusher Elementary
McCurdy Elementary
McNair Elementary
Russell Elementary
Townsend Elementary
Twillman Elementary
Walker 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 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 48.5 86.6%
Subgroup Achievement 14 9.0 64.3%
College and Career Ready 30 24.0 80%
Attendance 10 8.0 80%
Graduation Rate 30 30 100%
Total 140 119.5 85.4%

For the 2012-2013 school year, Hazelwood School District students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 322.6. Students scored highest in English language arts with an index score of 339.3, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 297.1. The district's average MAP index score ranked 405 out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.[11]

Contact information

Hazelwood School District seal.jpg
Hazelwood School District
15955 New Halls Ferry Road
Florissant, MO 63031
Phone: (636)-953-5000

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