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Avery Elementary School
909 Bompart Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 963-6425
public | K-5
County: St. Louis City

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  School Head OfficialYear
Dr. Donald Furjes2011
  EmailYear
Furjes.Don@Wgmail.Org2011
  Students Getting Free LunchYear
13%2009
  DateWhoComments
10/20/2011parentAvery is a fantastic school community that is unfortunately suffering due to the fact that the Webster Groves School District has allowed its school population to balloon to 520 students, well above it's own "ideal" target of 456. This has caused class sizes to exceed not only district guidelines but state ideals. If the WGSD won't address the size and space issues at Avery, it needs to support learning by giving the very dedicated staff the resources they need to do the job. I really want to give my children an above average school experience but right now Avery just is not making the grade in my book.
6/19/2011otherI attended this school from K to 6th grade starting in 1943 Looking back at the experience I believe that they did a great job on all levels.Of course 60 years can make a difference! I know that each day I actually looked forward attending classes. Back then, the hours were 9AM to 3PM and everyone walked to school. Some day I would like to pay a visit and see what changes have been made. Jim Ketchum - Age 73 San Dimas, Californa
6/8/2010parentAvery's an average school with an above average Special Education program. Avery offers a lackluster program for gifted students, and seems unable or unwilling to engage economically disadvantaged students. The student population is ethnically and economically diverse but you would never know that from observing any extra-curricular or after-school event. The teachers are caring and qualified but are frequently absent due to meetings and professional development opportunities scheduled during the school day. It's my impression that the principal is "gaming the system" with an intense focus on MAP testing and professional development in order to earn high scores on certification but with the day-to-day education of students an afterthought. Additionally, WG elementary school students receive no foreign language instruction and a meal plan that features a LOT of junk food but these factors, while frustrating, are obviously not within the principal's control.
5/26/2010parentAvery Elementary teachers and staff focus on the task of teaching children, and do this in a compassionate and thoughtful manner. Avery is a wonderful school and the children who attend are blessed to have such a supportive community.
5/27/2009parentAvery Elementary is a great elementary school. The principal is outstanding as well as the teachers and staff. Parent envolvment is exceptional and the Avery Play featuring parents as actors is a treat for everyone. My daughter has been envolved in the strings program after-school for three years and has progressed to the cello. Can't say enough great things about all this school has to offer!
7/21/2007parentAvery Elementary is a spectacular school due to its well-rounded curriculum and the energy and motivation of its fantastic principal, Dr. Furges. It offers a diverse student body and a focused and energetic teaching staff. There is no better in the St. Louis area.

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