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  • Learn About the District's Three BOE Candidates

    Three candidates have filed for two seats on the School District of Clayton Board of Education. The terms of BOE Secretary Amy Rubin and Director Jenaro Centeno will expire in April 2018. Click the headline to view the PTO Council Voters' Guide and listen to the Candidate Forum.

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  • District Offers Speaker Series for Parents

    The School District of Clayton is working to support parent learning this school year through a speaker series on a variety of topics. Click on the headline to learn about the topics.

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  • Wednesday’s Tragedy in Florida

    Click on the headline to view a letter Superintendent Dr. Sean Doherty sent to District parents, staff and community members about the tragedy that occurred in Florida on Feb. 14.

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  • Help the District Improve Our Communications

    Because we value communication, we are conducting the SCoPE (School Communications Performance Evaluation) Surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of our communication with faculty and staff, parents and families and our community. Click the headline to take the survey.

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  • District Closes on Sale of Maryland School

    The School District of Clayton closed on the sale of the Maryland School (7501 Maryland Ave) to the Centene Corporation. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • DESE Releases 2017 APR Scores

    The School District of Clayton earned 138 out of a possible 140 points for a score of 98.6 percent on its 2017 APR. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Librarian Appointed to 2019 Caldecott Award Committee

    aptain Elementary Librarian Tom Bober has accepted an appointment to the 2019 Caldecott Award Committee. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Residential Tax Rate Decreases

    The School District of Clayton’s Board of Education approved the 2017 tax rate at its Sept. 27 meeting. The residential rate will decrease from $3.8423 to $3.6494, while the commercial rate will fall from $4.3583 to $4.1682. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Ralph M. Captain Elementary School is a community-based, open-concept school that serves five distinct neighborhoods: Concordia Seminary, Demun, Hillcrest, Richmond Heights and St. Louis City. The students of Captain Elementary are the heart of our school community.  Students with a variety of different needs, interests, cultural heritages and learning styles make up the rich tapestry of Captain.

    Captain’s staff members foster a caring, supportive learning environment where all children embrace challenges, think critically and persevere to reach high levels of learning. While maintaining small class sizes, teachers work deliberately to implement the rich, challenging Clayton curriculum. All teachers differentiate learning activities for students to accommodate unique learning needs. Captain’s staff members are vibrant, energetic, diverse and constantly seeking to improve what they do for students.

    Captain parents value the diversity, high expectations and rich learning experiences available to all children in the school community. Working together, Captain parents and staff aim to achieve excellence by building community and by providing for the diverse needs of each student.

    Welcome to Captain Elementary!

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