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District Overview

Hailed as “one of the great success stories in public education in the St. Louis region” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SSD has become an icon for special education and technical education providers over the past half century.

SSD’s unique status as a public school district ensures that all local students receive equal access to quality special education regardless of their socio-economic background or the neighborhood in which they live.

SSD mission statement


In collaboration with partner districts, we provide technical education and a wide variety of individualized educational and support services designed for each student’s successful contribution to our community.

SSD vision statement


Partners for each student's success

SSD core values


Student Success
We actualize student potential and facilitate student success.

Collaboration
We work with parents, students, partner districts and the community to benefit students.

Integrity
We do the right thing at all times.

Stewardship
We protect entrusted resources to advance student success.

Continuous Improvement
We use a systematic approach to achieve excellence.

Equity
We ensure each student gets what he or she needs to meet educational needs.

Accountability
We assume responsibility for personal and organizational actions.

SSD by the numbers


Students (2017–2018)
Students receiving special education 23,097
Students in technical education 1,821


Staff (2017-2018)
Teachers 2,712
Paraprofessionals (teacher assistants) 1,849
Other 775


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.

Learn about the district’s long-term vision


SSD Blueprint for Equity (PDF)
SSD Comprehensive School Improvement Rolling Plan (PDF)

SSD Program Evaluation and Research
2017 Missouri Quality Award Application (PDF)

District Map
District Map (PDF)
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’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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12110 Clayton Rd, Town & Country, MO 63131  /  314.989.8100  /  314.989.8552 – 711 (Missouri Relay)

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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