St. Louis MO Department of Education

Find St. Louis, Missouri departments of education (DOE) and boards of education. Departments of education provide information on K-12 schools, secondary education and high school, and higher education including colleges and universities.


Kearney R-1 Department of Education 1800 Springer Road Ellisville MO 63011 816-628-4116


Kirkwood Department of Education 200 Thomas Avenue Kirkwood MO 63122 314-213-6185

Mehlville Department of Education 3120 Lemay Ferry Road St. Louis MO 63125 314-467-5000

Missouri Elementary & Secondary Department of Education 220 South Jefferson Avenue St. Louis MO 63103 314-877-0210

Normandy Department of Education 6701 Saint Charles Rock Road St. Louis MO 63133 314-382-7232

Public Batavia Department of Education 801 North 11th Street St. Louis MO 63101 630-879-4600

Seminole Department of Education 11150 Saint Charles Rock Road St. Ann MO 63074 405-382-5085

State Government Elementary & Secondary Department of Education 7545 South Lindbergh Boulevard St. Louis MO 63125 877-878-4644

West Memphis Dekalb County Department of Education 112 Georgia Avenue Ferguson MO 63135 770-482-6700

About St. Louis Departments of Education

The St. Louis Department of Education is a Missouri state or federal agency whose mission is to provide leadership, develop policy, and disseminate funding, information, and other resources in support of student achievement in St. Louis, MO. While the missions of Missouri Departments of Education are similar to the federal Department of Education, state Departments of Education play a substantially different role in achieving their missions.

You may contact the Department of Education for questions about:
  • St. Louis public school system
  • Public school education programs
  • St. Louis school districts
  • Student loans and financial aid
  • School curriculum and tests
  • St. Louis school superintendents
US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is a cabinet-level department headed by the Secretary of Education. Unlike most Missouri Departments of Education, the scope of the U.S. Department of Education extends beyond St. Louis secondary school to include post-secondary education. It primarily influences education at the Missouri and local St. Louis level through the distribution of grants and by setting the conditions and requirements to qualify for federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education awards education block grants to states without an application process, which are based on student demographic and other factors. The largest of these grant programs are Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Education Grants

The U.S. Department of Education also awards competitive grants in St. Louis. Examples of these grants include the School Improvement Grants program, which helps states turn around their most underperforming schools, and the Teacher Incentive Fund, which helps St. Louis school districts develop performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems. The U.S. Department of Education supports post-secondary education primarily through the Pell Grant program, a tuition assistance initiative for low-income students in St. Louis.

Missouri Department of Education

The Missouri Department of Education is responsible for distributing federal education funds and state aid to local St. Louis school districts, serving as the administrative arm of the State Board of Education, managing technical high school systems, and operating schools for the blind, deaf, and disabled. Performance standards, curriculum requirements, and assessment requirements for St. Louis school districts are defined at the state level through the Missouri Board of Education. Missouri also accredits local districts and approves courses and professional programs for teachers and school administrators in St. Louis.