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Sumner High School

Information Updated March 2021
  • Grades 9-12
  • 267 Students
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4248 Cottage Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63113
This school is wheelchair accessible

COVID Contingency*

Attendance Options
In-Person Learning:
100% Virtual Learning:
Blended Learning:
Attendance Adjustment Options Undefined
School Provided Laptop or Tablet
School's Learning Plan Visit School Website
*This information is subject to change.


School Hours

Core School Hours 8:05am - 3:02pm
Before School Care 7:35am Start time
After School Care 4:30pm End time



School Bus
Post-Activity Transportation
Public Transit Options



Tuition Free Financial Assistance n/a Uniform
USDA Food Program
  Yes - All Students Eligible
Free Breakfast
Free Lunch

About The School

School Mission
The mission of Sumner High School is to engage (students) in an all-inclusive, culturally responsive, and multigenerational education that will inspire them to remain lifelong learners and productive citizens.
Quick Facts
  • Sumner was the only black public high school in St. Louis City until the opening of Vashon High School in 1927.
  • Sumner High School is the oldest high school west of the Mississippi River and is named after the well-known abolitionist senator Charles Sumner.

  • Dick Gregory, world-famous comedian, is a graduate of Sumner High School.
Parent Coordinator
Teachers On Staff 19
Teachers Returning from Last Year 89%
Nurses On Staff Full Time
Counselors On Staff Full Time
Social Workers On Staff Full Time
Special Education

Student Diversity

Total Students 267
American Indian / Alaska Native n/a
Asian n/a
Black 98.1%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander n/a
Hispanic n/a
White 1.5%
Multiracial n/a
Total Students 267
Male 54%
Female 46%
Limited English Proficient n/a
Students With Disabilities 25.8%
Low Income n/a

Education Focus

  • Understanding Music
  • Band
Visual & Performing Arts
  • Intro to Art
  • Intro to Art 2
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
World Languages
  • Spanish
Special Education
Advanced Placement
International Baccalaureate


After School Clubs
  • Chess
  • K-life
  • Tutoring
  • Football collaboration with Soldan
  • Basketball-Coed
  • Wrestling-Coed
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball-Coed
  • Basketball-Grils
  • Swimming/Diving-Boys
Visual Arts
  • Sumner media

School Visits &

Application Deadline N/A
Application Fee
Interview Required
Requirements / Recommended Tests
Enrollment Criteria
  • Reside in school catchement area
  • Current proof of residency
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Immunization/physical/shot records
  • Parent/guardian photo ID
  • Parenting plan/court order or proof of guardianship (if applicable)
Enrollment Contact Sean Nichols

Key Upcoming Dates

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