Awards and Distinctions

  • Blue Ribbon Schools


    Parkway’s 28 schools and Early Childhood Center are renowned for their achievements, with 17 Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education and 19 Gold Star Awards from the State of Missouri. 

    Parkway students' scores consistently rank among the top 10 percent in English, Math and Science.

    All four traditional Parkway high schools have been named among the country’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

    Parkway Schools was named a National School District of Character in 2017. Eleven Parkway schools are National Schools of Character - Carman Trails Elementary, Green Trails Elementary, Ross Elementary, Oak Brook Elementary, McKelvey Elementary, Craig Elementary, Barretts Elementary, Central Middle, Northeast Middle, Southwest Middle and the Early Childhood Center. In addition, Parkway has three National Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools - Barretts Elementary, Bellerive Elementary and Henry Elementary. The Lighthouse recognition is awarded to schools that create a culture of student empowerment, based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

    Parkway received two of only four National Green Ribbon awards given to schools in Missouri from the U.S. Department of Education in 2018. Parkway now has four National Green Ribbon Schools - Bellerive Elementary, Green Trails Elementary, McKelvey Elementary and North High - honored for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

    Parkway has consistently earned a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. Parkway's residential tax rate is among one of the lowest in 23 county districts. Parkway is one of only four school districts in Missouri to earn the Standard and Poor's AAA bond rating. 

    For the past five years, Parkway was selected as a Top 10 workplace in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch based on surveys of employees.