- National Blue Ribbon Schools: Crestwood Elementary, Truman Elementary, Sperreng Middle, Lindbergh High School
- National District of Character: Lindbergh Schools
- National Schools of Character: Crestwood, Kennerly, Long and Sappington elementary schools, Lindbergh High School
- 27 Character Education Promising Practice Awards (2005-2012)
- Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools list, 2012, 2013 – Lindbergh High School
- The Washington Post “High School Challenge” list, 2011-2013 – Lindbergh High School
- Silver Medal School, U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s Best High Schools, 2012, 2013 – Lindbergh High School
- 22 National Board Certified Teachers
- $25,000 Milken Award to LHS social studies teacher Eric Cochran
- Officer Kathy Kelly chosen as National DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer of the Year, 2012
- LHS senior Tiffany Lee scores a perfect 36 on ACT, 2012, named a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar, 2013
- Nationally accredited early childhood education program
- LHS teacher Veronica Zagora’s research paper published in National Council for Social Studies “Social Education” journal, 2011
- SchoolMatch “What Parents Want” award, 2012 – Lindbergh Schools
- No. 1 K-12 district in Missouri for student achievement, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 – Lindbergh Schools
- Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Distinction in Performance winner for 12 consecutive years
- Missouri Gold Star Schools: Crestwood, Kennerly and Truman elementary schools, Sperreng Middle School, Lindbergh High School
- 2011 Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalist – Eric Cochran
- 2003 Missouri Teacher of the Year – Dr. Tara Shaw Sparks
- 2011 Missouri Physical Education Teacher of the Year – Mary Driemeyer, Sappington Elementary School P.E. teacher
- Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Exemplary Gold status: Sperreng Middle School P.E.
- LHS only St. Louis high school to receive MSHSAA Leadership Award for 12 consecutive years
- Board of Education named finalist for Missouri School Boards Association 2011 Outstanding Board of Education Award
- Board of Education receives Missouri School Boards’ Association 2012 Leadership Team Award
- 29 Missouri Bright Flight students
- Peabody Leaders in Education Award presented to LHS math teacher Laura Thomas, 2012
- Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals 2012 Middle School Principal of the Year – Dr. Jennifer Tiller, Truman Middle School
- Peabody Leaders in Education Award presented to Crestwood Elementary principal Scott Taylor, 2013
- 2013 Winner St. Louis Magazine “Where Did you go to High School?” poll, Best Social Networking (Lindbergh Schools), Best Website (LHS)
- 2011 Carol B. & Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics – Sue Lauer, LHS Math teacher, and Julie Roy, Sperreng Middle School science teacher
- 2011-12 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award: Eric Cochran, LHS social studies teacher
- Lindbergh Teacher of the Year: Brian Wyss, Middle School Instructional Music, Director of Middle School bands
- Lindbergh Support Staff Person of the Year: Debbie Hanak, LHS Copy Center
Giving Back to the Community
In 2011-12, students put others first, through fund-raisers and service projects, including:
- Students shaved their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research and support of a classmate who passed away from osteosarcoma.
- Link Crew collected $212 and 426 canned goods for Gateway Shelter.
- Cheerleaders collected $3,100 for Susan G. Komen during the second annual Pink Out Night football game.
- Student Council raised more than $5,000 for the American Cancer Society during the school’s Paint it Pink campaign.
- Teachers and the West County Optimist Club raised $408 for Rainbows for Kids and HIS KIDS.
- Students donated $1,500 worth of new toys to Toys for Tots.
- Interact Club members raised $1,002.75 for Crestwood’s Friends of Animals Fund, which provides veterinary care for impounded animals and injured wildlife.
- The Enviornmental Club helped recycle 65,000 pounds of electronics.
- Flyer Time class raised $401.15 during spirit week for the Siteman Cancer Center.
- Math-A-Thon raised $3,917.37 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Concord Character Council collected 786 books for St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
- Crestwood students donated personal care items to pack in Christmas bags for children in Haitian schools.
- Kennerly Kids raised $179.48 for the USO’s Operation Phone Home, which provides prepaid phone cards to US troops.
- 53 Long Elementary students qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. To become eligible for this prestigious recognition, students must provide 50 or more hours of service to the community.
- Sappington students raised enough money to build a well in Africa by completing a year’s worth of projects, including a walk-a-thon that raised $1,708.77.
- Students and families at Lindbergh Early Childhood Education collected 1,291 food items for St. Joseph’s Outreach.
- Lisa Janis, National Child Care Teacher of the Year, 2013
- Lindbergh Schools implemented districtwide single-stream recycling that will save $48,000 a year and increase efforts to protect the environment.
- Students, staff and retired educators collected more than 6,000 food items for neighbors in need.
- Staff, students and parents turned their focus to Joplin Schools, helping the southwest Missouri community recover from the tragic tornado that destroyed several schools last May.
Lindbergh also participates in these community programs and services:
- Lindbergh Spirit Festival community celebration
- Senior Associates
- St. Louis Community College community education program
- Adult GED, English as a Second Language, Basic Education
- School-business partnerships
- Parent leadership luncheons
- University of Missouri-St. Louis, Lindenwood, Southeast Missouri State, Truman University and Southwest Baptist instructional center for college programs
- Member, local chambers of commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions
- United Way participant
- Arts and Education participant
- Host, annual meetings for area ministers, elected officials, former board members, retired educators