St. Michael’s National School (Scoil Mhichil Naofa) is a rural school situated half mile outside the village of Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath (on L5230), around 15 kilometres south-west of Mullingar. St. Michael’s National School is in the parish of Castletown Geoghegan, Tyrellspass and Ballinagore.
It is a mixed school with an enrolment of 84 pupils (2019/2020). Most of the children live in the vicinity of the village and school. We have a small number of families coming from Mullingar.
There are 4 Mainstream Teachers, 1 Special Education Teachers and a Special Needs Assistant. Classes are divided in the traditional manner for a four-teacher school i.e. Infants, First and Second, Third and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth respectively are grouped together. Mrs. Margaret Gorman is the School Principal.
The school was built in 1938 on a site adjacent to the old school. It was originally a separate boys and girls school but evolved into the one school. Various improvements were carried out in the school at this time and in the intervening years. In more recent years the Board of Management commenced a programme of improvements to the school to modernise and enhance facilities in the school. A new classroom and staff room were completed in 2010 and a new heating system installed. The entrance area and front lawn of the school were also upgraded.