Plans emerging to build public school in Tower Grove neighborhood


by staff

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 6:49 AM

(KMOV) -- As city school enrollment continues to shrink, plans are emerging to build a new school in the Tower Grove neighborhood that’s home to a large portion of the St. Louis Public School District’s young students.

The Tower Grove area has St. Louis’ highest percentage of pre-school and school-aged children. But building the school would mean closing Mann Elementary and demolishing architectural marvel Shenandoah Elementary.

And while building the new $17.6 million school in Tower Grove East is one plan, another plan would be to renovate and add-on to Shenandoah Elementary

Whatever is decided will be funded with $150 million in voter approved bonds.

The plans will be discussed during a series of public forums over the next few days.

Below is information on the meetings.

Wednesday, October 2
6-8 p.m.
Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 3230 Hartford Street
Parking lot available at Compton Ave. and Juniata St.

Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. to noon
Central VPA/Cleveland JROTC
High School Cafeteria
3125 S. Kingshighway
Street parking available on Kemper Ave.