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A small number of learning disabled students, 1.1 percent, are enrolled in special schools (Kolstad, Wilkinson, & Briggs, 1997, p. 421). At these schools the students make exceptional gains in learning. The classes and teaching methods are geared to enable learning disabled students to succeed. These students are not isolated from their peers and fit-in with the other students as all the students are learning disabled. Given these facts, the team looking for the appropriate placement for a learning disabled student in junior high school can honestly state that the most appropriate learning environment for the student is not in the neighborhood school but is a special school dedicated to the learning disabled student. Parents can be persuaded to place their child in the more restrictive environment of the special school.