School Details

Mitchell Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

82%
82%
80%
69%
74%
73%
48%
62%
61%
63%
78%
75%
53%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
80%
78%
75%
79%
78%
60%
73%
74%
79%
84%
81%
64%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
78%
77%
65%
77%
76%
43%
72%
72%
48%
71%
70%
56%
75%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
72%
70%
61%
78%
74%
48%
70%
66%
48%
83%
78%
71%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charleston 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mitchell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Charleston. The principal of Mitchell Elementary School is Dirk Gepford, who can be contacted at dirk_gepford@charleston.k12.sc.us. 326 children attend Mitchell Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 84% of the 326 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mitchell Elementary School is 11:1. Charleston Development Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 50%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 42%
Hispanic 0.6% 5%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm from a wealthy district and grew up in a school with the highest test scores and most impressive resume. We won national awards and sent kids off to ivy league colleges. That doesn't interest me. People left school so dead and uncultured and unexcited about making an impact on the world that I don't see the relevance or value in that education. While Mitchell might not have fourth graders pre-prepared for college what they're creating in the school is an environment that encourages students to be HUMAN. There is so much enthusiasm amongst the teachers so much honesty upheld by the staff so much EXCITEMENT that beams through the halls that I'd send my kids there if I had 'em. Mitchell's enthusiasm for community-based volunteer programs has made the school an integral part of our city and there no longer exists a separation between the school and its neighbors. The kids practice yoga once a week and once the kids reach third grade they tend to the Green Heart Garden - planting harvesting taste tasting - every Friday. Mitchell students are getting a circular holistic education. One up to date. Maybe revolution begins here.

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