About the Hazelwood School District

  • The Hazelwood School District is Fully Accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    The Hazelwood School District is a diverse school district in suburban St. Louis, Missouri and is the second largest district in St. Louis County. The District extends from I-70 on the west and the I-270 bridge on the east, covering 78 square miles, an area larger than the City of St. Louis. Its northern and southern boundaries are the two Great Rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi, and I-270. The district includes the communities of Hazelwood, Black Jack, and Spanish Lake; a large section of the city of Florissant; portions of the cities of Bridgeton, Bellefontaine Neighbors, and Ferguson; and several square miles of unincorporated St. Louis County.

    Faculty and staff educate more than 17,500 students in the District’s 20 elementary schools, six middle schools, and three high schools, plus separate campuses for early childhood education, gifted, and individualized (alternative) learning. Students, faculty, and schools consistently receive recognition at the state and national levels for academic and professional achievements.

    • The District has one of the most diverse administrations in St. Louis County.
    • Hazelwood School District Class of 2020 received $30 million in scholarships.
    • U.S. News & World Report ranked Hazelwood West High School among the top third of all high schools in the nation in 2020.
    • Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Superintendent of HSD, was named 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.
    • All three Hazelwood high schools received national certification for their Project Lead the Way® programs. Overall, more than 2,200 students enrolled in PLTW courses, including the middle school program, Gateway to Technology.
    • More than 40 Hazelwood School District elementary and middle school science and math teachers completed advanced certification programs through Washington University in St. Louis. The Boeing Middle School Science Institute and the MasterCard Middle School Math Institute provided opportunities for teachers to earn 15 hours of graduate certification. The programs are designed for teachers in grades 4-8. They combine graduate-level coursework with professional development. HSD has partnered with the university since 2006.



    Goal 1 – Improve Student Achievement

    Goal 2 – Differentiate and Expand Resources and Services for Students

    Goal 3 – Enhance Professional Growth

    Goal 4 – Maintain Fiscal Responsibility

    Goal 5 – Increase Parent and Community Involvement


    Mission Statement

    In a culture of high expectations and excellence, our students will become lifelong learners equipped with 21st Century skills for success as global citizens.

    Vision Statement

    The Hazelwood School District develops culturally-aware critical thinkers prepared to lead with 21st-century skills in an ever-evolving global society.

    Value Statements

    • High student achievement based on multiple measures as we prepare students to become global citizens.
    • A diverse staff that is caring, culturally competent, well trained, and highly effective in their roles.
    • Holding ourselves accountable for a culture of excellence with high standards in both academics and behavior.
    • Maintaining fiscal responsibility of the district’s assets and resources while utilizing the best financial practices.
    • A supportive learning environment that fosters healthy socio-emotional development for all students.
    • Preparing students with global thinking and skills to make them productive in college, career, and life in the 21st century.
    • Community involvement that drives high parental and community/stakeholder engagement, effective partnerships, and positive relationships with informative communication.

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