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Facts and Figures

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Number of Students Served

School Year
Special Education* Technical Education**
2015-2016
22,688 1,619
2016-2017
23,013 1,586
2017-2018
23,097 1,821
* December 1 count (DESE)
** Last Wednesday in September count (DESE)



Special Education Students by Disability (2017-2018)

Other health impairment
21% (4,735)
special education students by disability graph
Learning disabilities
19% (4,494)
Speech impairment
16% (3,765)
Autism
13% (3,054)
Emotional disturbance
8% (1,744)
Intellectual disability
7% (1,598)
Young child with developmental delay
7% (1,513)
Language impairment
6% (1,453)
Other
3% (741)
Total number of students receiving special education
23,097

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Technical Education Student Enrollment by Partner District
(2017-2018)


Partner District
Total Students Attending North Tech Attending South Tech # of Enrolled Programs
Affton
48
0
48
23
Bayless
33
0
33
20
Brentwood
9
0
9
6
Clayton
2
0
2
2
Ferguson-Florissant
240
240
0
28
Hancock Place
23
0
23
13
Hazelwood
409
408
1
32
Jennings
53
53
0
18
Kirkwood
19
0
19
14
Ladue
15
1
14
10
Lindbergh
98
0
98
22
Maplewood-Richmond Heights
13
0
13
8
Mehlville
209
0
209
28
Normandy
59
56
3
22
Parkway
102
0
102
24
Pattonville
55
52
3
21
Ritenour
97
97
0
22
Riverview Gardens
157
154
3
25
Rockwood
111
0
111
27
University City
27
26
1
13
Valley Park
20
0
20
11
Webster Groves
22
0
22
16
TOTAL
1,821
1,087
734
Last Wednesday in September count (DESE)


SSD Staff

Total Staff Teacher-level Para-level Other
2013-2014
5,117
2,570
1,782
765
2014-2015
5,205
2,625
1,839
741
2015-2016
5,249
2,649
1,850
750
2016-2017
5,295
2,690
1,850
755
2017-2018
5,336
2,712
1,849
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.


Handouts and Resources
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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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