The Kirkwood School District is known as one of the top in the nation. It was rated in the top 26 of 400 districts in 52 metropolitan areas. It received the highest score among the four west St. Louis County districts that were included in the survey. (“Public Schools, U.S.A.”) The district contains five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The district strives to keep class sizes low by trying not to have more than 22 students in a class in the primary grades, and 22 to 25 students in a class in grades 3-5. The middle schools and high school average no more than 25 students in a class. The official district enrollment for 1998-99 was 5061.

The district covers an area of 14 square miles. It takes in part or all of the following communities: Des Peres, Frontenac, Glendale, Huntleigh, Kirkwood, Oakland, Town and Country, and Warson Woods. Also, St. Louis City students attend the district through the Voluntary Transfer Program.

Dr. David Damerall is the superintendent of the Kirkwood School District.
Dr. Joyce West, Dr. Deb Ayres, and Dr. Deborah S. Holmes are assistant superintendents for the district. Also, Dr. Judy Kamper, Ms. Nona King, and Mr. Michael Eldridge serve as directors for the district.

Kirkwood School Board members include Mr. Rick Stream, president, Mr. Ben Clark, vice president, and Mrs. Linda Reed, secretary. The following serve as directors on the School Board: Mrs. Jane Bogetto, Mr. John Glunt, Mr. Tom Stevener, and Mrs. Liz Walker.

The mission statement is as follows: “The mission of the Kirkwood District R-7, a
pioneering community with rich traditions, is to guarantee that each student is an explorer who lives with purpose and prepares the way for others through a community educational environment characterized by continuous discovery, personalized learning and conscientious commitment to others.”

Tillman

Keysor and North Glendale

Robinson and Westchester

Kirkwood High School and Kirkwood Early Childhood Center

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