School Details

Mitchell Elementary School

10121 Comanche NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 880-3744
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 446 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

57%
52%
51%
63%
56%
55%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
45%
45%
37%
49%
46%
43%
55%
53%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
44%
43%
53%
53%
51%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mitchell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Albuquerque. 446 students attend Mitchell Elementary School and are mostly Native American or Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 57% of the 446 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mitchell Elementary School is 15:1. Apache Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 7% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 41% 57%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree with the one star comments. This is not a good school. May be the worst in this area.

  • (1 year ago)

    My Children attend Mitchell and I feel that overall it is a good school. I feel that the staff is genuinely concerned for the well being and educational needs for all students. They have good after school programs that cost very little or are free. I would like to see Treasures Reading Program taken out of the classroom and see good literature instead.

  • (1 year ago)

    Previous ratings had to be done by someone trying desperately to bump up the scores and image of Mitchell. This is a school that should be doing better than it is. Decent teachers but substandard test scores. Over half the kids fail to make adequate yearly progress in math and reading. Principal tools around in a convertible Mercedes and appears obsessed with non-stop fundraising events that kids and parents are hounded to participate in via inserts e-mails and automated phone calls. In keeping with the lack of an honest academic focus homework is never sent home on weekends. Mitchell is in dire need of new management. If your child has a chance to go to a different school with a different academic culture and a true learning environment GO.

  • (1 year ago)

    So far this school has been awesome. I love the sense of community and my son's teacher is great. Go Mustangs!

  • (2 years ago)

    PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ENROLLING YOUR CHILD HERE!!! I BELIEVED THE GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL AT FIRST TOO!!! I don't have a clue why this school is getting good reviews unless they had Mrs. Torres. She's is the only good thing about the school. This school is poorly ran even for a public school. About half of the teachers just yell at the students and many refuse communicate directly with the parents. If we have an issue we must write the teacher a note and can expect to hear back from them (in the form of a note) after several days. That is unacceptable to me. We are currently waiting for a transfer because my student has NO TEACHER. The teacher we started the school year off with has been absent at least 25% of the time and has just taken a 6 week personal leave.We have been dealing with a revolving door of substitutes all year and are now forced to hope that we get a stable teacher sometime soon. The replacement the school is looking for is last years gym teacher. SERIOUSLY!?! If you have the ability to I would find another school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great staff have done everything to get my kid to enjoy school and learn! The Principle is always available to answer questions and to help!

  • (5 years ago)

    Because it does a great job of educating our children and grandchildren. They provide a safe haven for children in a crazy world.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and parents that support the students to learn and respect each other and their community!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell is providing an excellent education for my grandson.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell is the best elementary school in Albuquerque NM. The principal staff and teachers really care about the kids and their learning needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell Elementary has a incredibly caring knowledgeable and motivated staff. I am proud to be a part of it. Parents staff members and students go the extra mile at Mitchell in insure that our school is the best! (And it is 0)

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell has wonderfull teachers who really care about their students and make them a priority. Mitchell is also very good at keeping the parents informed on how their child is doing and lots of opportunities to volunteer. The school has lots of fun and new ideas and cant forget to mention how fun the fall festivel is every year!

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandsons go to Mitchell and the school has a great team spirit plus very dedicated teachers and staff. It is all about students here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell has an experienced staff that know how to teach the children. They have a very safe and loving environment for the kids to learn it it. The teachers are great motivators of the kids because they are such good people the kids wannt to be like themm

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the close feeling between teachers principal and parents!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell's students teachers and parents care about their community and are actively involved to make it better ) They rock!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell Elementary ROCKS!

  • (5 years ago)

    Best playground with huge map of the USA. Great staff great attitude throughout the student body.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mitchell Elementary is a great place to learn. Our staff is the greatest and our students are awesome! We work together to make our children the best they can be.

  • (6 years ago)

    WOW having finally breaking away from our comfort zone at another NE Heights Elementary School my only regret is that we did not make the transfer years ago. What a great positive nurturing and educational place for my child to be! The teachers principal staff and PTO seem to really get why they are educators. I am proud to be affiliated with this school.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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