More charter schools opening in St. Louis City - KMOV.com

More charter schools opening in St. Louis City

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Eight new charter schools will open in St. Louis for the upcoming school year.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay made the announcement at the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. Hawthorn’s primary focus is on science, technology, engineering and math.

“The enrollment in city schools has risen for the first time in 50 years, it also showed the number of performing seats according to standards and has doubled in a five-year period,” Slay said.

Slay also said he believes charter schools increase the quality of education throughout the district. There are currently 34 charter schools in the city school district.

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