School Information

Margaret Buerkle Middle School serves students in sixth through eighth grade. The school is located at 623 Buckley Road, St. Louis, MO, 63125.

Phone: 314-467-6800
Fax: 314-467-6899
Attendance: 314-467-6810

Principal: Jim Kern - [email protected]  
Assistant Principal: Carla Gardner - [email protected]  

Regular school hours are 7:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. On half-day/early release days, students are dismissed at 11:25 a.m.

To educate the whole child with the support and collaboration of the entire learning community. Through the efforts of our building level committees in the areas of Data Driven Instruction, Character Education, Community Engagement, Positive Behavior Support and Professional Development we will provide our students opportunities for discovery learning and active participation in the process of continuous improvement.


School Colors
Blue and gold

The Buerkle Pledge
We are Buerkle that’s our name 
showing Kindness is our game. 
Bully free because we’re good, 
not allowed in this neighborhood. 
Use the high five on the daily, 
treat each other fairly!
Margaret Buerkle Middle School’s “High Five”
Prompt, Prepared, Respectful, Responsible, & Cooperative

Margaret Buerkle Middle School opened in the fall of 1975. The school is named after former teacher and administrator Margaret Buerkle. Buerkle worked in Mehlville School District for 38 years and was the first female administrator. 

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].