About Us

Mission Statement

The Mehlville School District mission is to build a high performing school system rooted in the community's desire to build a culture of improvement for staff and students.

About the District

Located in south St. Louis County, the Mehlville School District encompasses all or part of the unincorporated communities of Mehlville, Oakville, Concord and Lemay. Through its dedication to providing institutional excellence, fiscal responsibility and community benefit, our fully accredited district serves the educational needs of about 10,000 children in a community of about 96,000 residents within 42 square miles.

The Mehlville School District Administration Building is located on the campus of Mehlville High School and is open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The mailing address for our central office is 3120 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. The main phone number is (314) 467-5000, and the fax number is (314) 467-5099.

Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a GraduateMehlville School District believes that all of our graduates should be creative and critical thinkers, self-aware, persistent, communicators, and ethical and global. We call this our Portrait of a Graduate. The Portrait of a Graduate guides our work with students from preschool through graduation. 

Points of Pride
  • Oakville Middle band studentsMehlville School District was selected in 2021 to join the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, a coalition of forward-thinking schools across the country who are providing students with unique learning opportunities. Mehlville School District is one of just 125 districts nationwide to receive this distinction.
  • AASA, The School Superintendents Association named Mehlville School District a Lighthouse School System. This distinction is given to districts who serve as models of positive change in education. Mehlville School District is one of just 21 districts nationwide to receive this honor.
  • Mehlville School District has nationally recognized high schools. Mehlville and Oakville high were named “best high schools” by U.S. News & World Report. Both schools are also ranked in the top 15 percent of high schools in Missouri by Niche.com.
  • We are a National District of Character, and many of our schools are also recognized as National Schools of Character.
  • Our Early Childhood Center received the FutureBuilders Early Childhood Program of the Year award from the Missouri School Boards’ Association.
  • OHS studentsThe Mehlville Board of Education received the 2018 Governance Team Award by the Missouri School Boards’ Association.
  • Dr. Chris Gaines, superintendent, is a national advocate for students and schools, serving in 2018-2019 as the national president of AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
  • District curriculum is focused on personalized learning as showcased through MyPath, a high school course that students design around their own interests; participation in Project Lead The Way and the St. Louis Centers for Advanced Professional Studies; project-based learning; STEM education; and MOSAIC Elementary, a school of innovation, and Middle School Academies.
  • kindergarten photoWe are committed to continuous classroom improvement, a systems-based approach to improved achievement, in elementary schools.
  • Mehlville School District is fully accredited by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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