Hazelwood School District

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Hazelwood School District
Location
North St. Louis County, Missouri
United States
Coordinates 38°49′49″N 90°18′55″W / 38.83037°N 90.31526°W / 38.83037; -90.31526Coordinates: 38°49′49″N 90°18′55″W / 38.83037°N 90.31526°W / 38.83037; -90.31526
District information
Type Public School District
Motto "High Expectations for All!"
Grades K through 12
Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart [1]
Budget $218,126,371 (2010) [2]
Students and staff
Students 19,297 (2006-07) [3]
Staff 1,392 (2006-07) [3]
Athletic conference Suburban North
Other information
Vision Statement HSD will foster lifelong learners, productive citizens and responsible leaders for an ever-evolving society. [4]
Mission Statement We are a collaborative learning community guided by a relentless focus to ensure each student achieves maximum growth. [4]
District Map Map of Hazelwood School District
Website http://www.hazelwoodschools.org/

Hazelwood School District is a school district covering a large portion of north St. Louis County, Missouri, including (portions of) the cities of Florissant, Hazelwood, Black Jack, Spanish Lake, Ferguson, Bellefontaine Neighbors, and Bridgeton.

History[edit]

The Hazelwood School district was involved in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, a 1988 landmark Supreme Court case which ruled that public school curricular student newspapers that have not been established as forums for student expression are subject to a lower level of First Amendment protection than independent student expression or newspapers established (by policy or practice) as forums for student expression.[5]

The school district was also involved in Hazelwood School District v. United States, a case concerning employment discrimination.

In 2016 Hazelwood School District School Board announced a plan to save the district $6.6 million. Included in the plan was staff cuts to the elementary band and orchestra classes, reduced physical education classes for elementary students, and field trip funding will be eliminated. District officials said a 22 percent drop in assessed property values led to the cuts.[6][7]

Schools[edit]

The district contains 20 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 3 high schools.

Elementary Schools
  • Armstrong
  • Arrowpoint
  • Barrington
  • Brown
  • Cold Water
  • Garrett
  • Grannemann
  • Jamestown
  • Jana
  • Jury
  • Keeven
  • Larimore
  • Lawson
  • Lusher
  • McCurdy
  • McNair
  • Russell
  • Townsend
  • Twillman
  • Walker
Middle Schools
  • Hazelwood Northwest Middle School
  • Hazelwood West Middle School
  • Hazelwood East Middle School
  • Hazelwood Southeast Middle School
  • Hazelwood North Middle School
  • Hazelwood Central Middle School
High Schools

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Administration". Hazelwood School District. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Finance Report 2006-2010". MODESE Annual Report of School Data. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Hazelwood". 2007 - 2008 Missouri School Directory. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b "About The District". Hazelwood School District. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  5. ^ Hazelwood School District, et al. v. Kuhlmeier, et al., 484 U.S. 260 (Supreme Court of the United States 13 January 1988).
  6. ^ Bock, Jessica (Feb 17, 2016). "Overflow crowd turns out to challenge Hazelwood school cuts". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Sells, George (Feb 9, 2016). "Hazelwood School District looking at massive budget cuts". Fox 2 now St. Louis. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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