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St. Michael Special School

Private | 132 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $228,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $990.

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Posted October 18, 2011

i lved this schoool. i usu to goto this school. i graduate from this school,my parents will tell you that. they were so please with this school. they said i was so happy every day they say a new me, changingall the time,my sisters andbroters were all formegoing to thisachoo.l/ god bless this school.i rate my school. 1millon percent the best,

Posted July 1, 2010

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Posted March 20, 2010

My name deidre villavaso i use to go to st, michael i loved going there, they helped me with open arms. . My parents will tell you that was the best school for me, it was a god sent school. , My parentrs never gave up. They were going to put me where ever they could get help for me, i grauduate from st. Michael, yes with a big smile thank you st, michael.
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Posted December 16, 2009

My daughter has attended SMS since she was 6. She is now 16. This is the best place in the world. Caring teachers, wonderful school events, and a well rounded curriculum make this school head and shoulders above the rest. If you are a parent of a special needs child, do not hesitate to call SMS. You will never worry again.
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Posted October 8, 2008

We enrolled our son here after 6 years of thinking the public school was the best place for him. After the first week at St. Michaels, he was a different child. Happy, enthusiastic about school, behavior issues GONE, friends to play with at recess, and outside of school, and 100's on every spelling test for the remainder of the year! We only wish we would have known!
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Posted April 25, 2008

The teachers really care about the students. Each studeny recieves there own educational plan. I am very impressed with them.

Posted March 1, 2007

We reluctantly enrolled our daughter in Jan 2006. She is 17 y/o and has multiple handicaps and functions on a 10 y/0 level. It has turned out to be a rewarding experience for her. She is in the Voc-Tech program. SM has bell and vocal choirs, a basketball 'team', an EOY fashion show and upper grade dance, etc. Usually if you try out, you make the team. Boys and girl take HomeEc (microwave and sliple cooking), sewing/woodworking, limited academics. The academics are not as strong as we would like, but the emotional pressure is low. (Our daughter will always be sheltered.) Its religious emphasis isn't too heavy. Parents are really encouraged to get involved, but that's okay for us. The tuition is low (less than $4000) and the community/business support is impressive ($140,000 last year from a golf tournament and sponsor. We plan to have her there along time.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 47%
Black 36% 45%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Susan Munster
  • Roman catholic
Fax number
  • (504) 524-5883


Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities


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  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
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1522 Chippewa Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 524-7285


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