A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
3000 Barton Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78735
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Telephone
(512) 328-2323
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
57 responses
Average ACT
29
37 responses

Culture & Safety

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Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Football game
    42%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Senior Retreat
    17%
  • Volleyball games
    17%
  • Homecomng
    8%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
388
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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I wouldn't trade my experience at this school for the world. When I was applying for colleges, some of the administrators of well-known universities knew the expectations that St. Michael's withholds. Dedicated to academics and its community, SMCA strives to be the best. The problem is that it falls short when it comes to clubs and activities. Caring more about the football program then the arts.
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It was a fabulous Catholic School. It had small classes, friendly staff, teachers that would go above and beyond for their students, and coaches that put athlete's academics first.
The school is academically rigorous but not overly competitive. Students can generally make their schedule as difficult or as easy as they like. The school is faith-based - mandatory masses are held about once a month and four years of religion are required - but religious beliefs are pretty diverse and Catholicism is not forced on students. The campus is beautiful and very secure. The fine arts program is excellent (especially drama). The sports facilities and programs are good. Most teachers are incredible and truly care about their students. Classes are generally about 20-23 students, but there are some smaller ones.

The current administration is trying to implement too many changes too quickly. Many of these changes are good, but many are also controversial, and some school spirit has been lost as a result. Computers (including a few macs) are readily available to students, as well as printers, although we cannot print from laptops. There is plenty of space for students to work or socialize, and there is plenty of time during the day for such activities.

The administration tries hard to create a sense of community, and they are relatively successful. Students tend to be inclusive and tolerant. People can be left out though. The food is decent. There are usually a couple choices and a wide selection of drinks, chips, candy bars, and a salad bar. There are usually vegetarian options. The lunch ladies are very friendly and know everyone by name. There are three college counselors, all of whom are kind and knowledgeable.

The school has a relatively wide variety of available courses, including some new ones such as 3D Modeling, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Astronomy. St. Michael's is one of the few high schools in Central Texas that offers French. A few unusual online courses are now available for students to do in their free time or during study hall. There is a good creative writing program (a course and a club).