ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC ACADEMY

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3000 BARTON CREEK BLVD
AUSTIN, TX 78735
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Phone: 512-328-2323
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Diocese Of Austin
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 86.3
  • Number Students: 345
  • Number Teachers: 45
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Dr Dan Dolan
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (26 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-04
    "I am a parent of two, very diverse, children at St. Michael's Catholic Academy. Our experience at the school has been outstanding academically and in extra-curriculars. My daughter is a senior and has been very involved in the school's award-winning fine arts program. Her teachers have prepared her well - and she was admitted to a very highly rated university. My son is a Sophomore. He is also a good student and has enjoyed his academic experience at SMCA. He is a multi-sport athlete in a sports program that we consider top notch. St. Michael's has been a great fit for our entire family - the community (faculty, staff, students and parents) is very welcoming! We highly recommend St. Michael's Catholic Academy!!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-02
    "My daughter attended smca, and we were extremely disappointed. The school lacks leadership and direction. The religious classes are ridiculously difficcult. There are very few opportunities for new students to become connected to their graduating class. The teachers are mainly coaches, and there is a high turnover. We were hoping for a better experience. I constantly wondered 'Who is in charge around here?'"
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    Posted 2013-12-22
    "I attended SMCA for half a semester so far. I am not very impressed by their academics and i feel i've learned very little in most of my classes thus far. The quality of most teachers are pretty low. Besides the teaching, the community is not very inviting, and the clique culture is rampant. Drugs seem to be everywhere, and in the short time I've been there , there have been an alarming number of drug related incidents including an arrest and a student sent to rehab."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-02
    "My feelings about SMCA are mixed, I enjoyed my high school experience, but at the same time I despised most of my peers and their values. I'll be the first to respect other viewpoints (and one of the few at SMCA), but the majority of the student body doesn't care about academics and even fewer still knowledge itself. I've had many teachers who were beyond excellent, but there are those who should not be teaching. The social studies department has two teachers who aren't coaches. The math department is excellent for children at Pre-AP and AP levels, but the basic kids get the short end of the stick. The English department is one of the few departments that is superb all around. Most of the students have shallow, saccharine personalities and care more about how they look than anything else. I love the college counsellor and she is one of the best and does all she can, even if only half a dozen students each year care to attend nationally acclaimed colleges. Even though they own lake homes and bought their kid an Audi, the parents are cheap on their kids' education. Education is not valued by these kids and their families as much as money."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-07
    "I have two children that attended SMCA this year. One graduated this year, one will graduate next year, but NOT from here. I am sure it will take countless extra hours to get back where we need to be for college level courses. Teachers are very kind, but also very discouraged because there is NO discipline system whatsoever. These kids do and say as they please. They use their phones all day long during every period. It is very hard to teach ,even if you may be qualified, when no one is paying attention or one is constantly trying to reprimand to no avail. Same with the dress code issue, seriously, either have one a strcit one you are going to follow (EVERYONE will follow) or can it. Nobody seems to have any authority to make anything happen. Very frustrated! Do not be fooled by their awesome sale staff. I will tell you they do their job very well! All the clubs etc they tell you exsist do not. Help center is marginal at best. And to think this is something we paid for...twice!!"
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