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Facts and Figures

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Number of Students Served

School Year
Special Education* Technical Education**
2018-2019
23,192 1,474
2017-2018
23,097 1,481
2016-2017
23,013 1,586
* December 1 count (DESE)
** Last Wednesday in September count (DESE)



Special Education Students by Disability (2018-2019)

Other health impairment
21% (4,920)
special education students by disability graph
Learning disabilities
19% (4,445)
Speech impairment
17% (3,906)
Autism
14% (3,174)
Emotional disturbance
8% (1,891)
Intellectual disability
7% (1,571)
Language impairment
6% (1,318)
Young child with developmental delay
5% (1,255)
Other
3% (712)
Total number of students receiving special education
23,192

Special education students by partner district and disability (PDF)



Technical Education Student Enrollment by Partner District
(2018-2019)


Partner District
Total Students Attending North Tech
Full Day
Attending North Tech
Half Day
Attending South Tech
Affton
46
0
0
46
Bayless
35
0
0
35
Brentwood
10
0
0
10
Clayton
6
0
0
6
Ferguson-Florissant
183
67
116
0
Hancock Place
22
0
0
22
Hazelwood
290
116
174
0
Jennings
23
8
15
0
Kirkwood
19
0
0
19
Ladue
19
0
0
19
Lindbergh
89
0
0
89
Maplewood-Richmond Heights
15
0
0
15
Mehlville
224
0
0
224
Normandy
28
10
18
0
Parkway
107
0
0
107
Pattonville
30
5
25
0
Ritenour
58
9
49
0
Riverview Gardens
102
67
35
0
Rockwood
106
0
0
106
University City
24
7
17
0
Valley Park
25
0
0
25
Webster Groves
13
0
0
13
TOTAL
1,474
289
449

736

Last Wednesday in September count (DESE)
Note: All students at South Tech attend half day.


SSD Staff

Total Staff Teacher-level Para-level Other
2018-2019
5,455
2,711
1,899
845
2017-2018
5,336
2,712
1,849
775
2016-2017
5,295
2,690
1,850
755
2015-2016
5,249
2,649
1,850
750
2014-2015
5,205
2,625
1,839
741


Voice of Customer
SSD uses voice of customer feedback from its stakeholders to guide The District's continuous improvement and strategic planning. Click here to view voice of customer results.

District Report Card

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) annually compiles a District Report Card for each school district in the state, as well as a School Report Card for each school in the state. Click here to access SSD's report cards.


Handouts and Resources
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For a list of SSD's Community Based Vocational Instruction Program (CBVI) and Vocational Skills Program (VSP) sites, click here.

SSD Fast Facts
  • One in six public school students in St. Louis County receive special education services or technical education from SSD.

  • SSD staff provide special education services to students in 265 public schools in 22 school districts in St. Louis County.

  • Ninety-seven percent of the students who receive special education services from SSD attend a school in their local school district.

  • SSD provides special education services to all St. Louis County students with disabilities, including those who attend private, parochial and independent schools, those who are home-schooled and those who are homebound for medical or other issues.

  • SSD also provides Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) in the majority of the partner districts.

  • SSD’s unique status as a public school district with its own tax base ensures that students in St. Louis County receive equal access to quality special education regardless of their socio-economic background or the neighborhood in which they live.
 
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Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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