School Details

Billy Mitchell Elementary School

14429 Condon Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260
(310) 676-6140
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 615 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
58%
56%
87%
66%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lawndale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
40%
46%
56%
63%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lawndale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
59%
65%
61%
71%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lawndale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
54%
60%
60%
66%
65%
37%
47%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lawndale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Billy Mitchell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lawndale. The principal of Billy Mitchell Elementary School is Lucia Karaptian, who can be contacted at lucia_karaptian@lawndale.k12.ca.us. 615 students attend Billy Mitchell Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 51% of the Billy Mitchell Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 615 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Billy Mitchell Elementary School is 21:1. Lucille J. Smith Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% 6%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 6262%
Filipino 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 78%
Limited English proficiency 51% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children currently attending Billy Mitchell Elementary and have had only positive experiences. The school is diverse and has excellent teachers and great leadership. I am extremely grateful for all the teachers my children have had. Their pre-school and kindergarten teachers had laid out a great foundation. Their first grade teacher has taught them confidence 'can do' attitudes and the love of reading! Their second grade teacher is great. My kids love the garden and are learning so much about the environment. I find it easy to communicate with the staff and my concerns are addressed with genuine interest.

  • (5 years ago)

    Staff members are awesome and their academic strategies really do work. Adding the learning center is the best thing Mitchell has ever done. This is a place where kids who are having academic struggles can seek help and attention in the best way. Kelly Graetz is an awesome Resource Specialist she is the best I have seen in a long time. Iam not playing favortism but Ms. O'Connor(a third grade teacher) is also an awesome teacher at Mitchell. She only accepts greatness in her students and that is exactly what they put forth. She is very kind and understanding and she treats her students and their parents with lots of respect. Kelly Graetz and Carrie O'Connor both get an A+ from me. Keep up the good work.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was spending a lot of money on a private school thinking I was giving the best education to my daughter and it turns out that this school i excellent. The teachers are excellent and parent participation is encouraged my daughters teacher Ms. young turned out to be a dedicated and caring teacher better than any private school .k.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school was a good school to go to when i was little it was fun going here the teacher made it fun staff all of them did its a really good school

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a Parent of a Bill Mitchell student. I feel that this School has a excellent academic system. The teach are great! My daugther has been going to this school for 4 years and I don't have one complaint.This school will make every parent want to be involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    This will be the 3rd year for our children to attend this school. They have a friendly staff. This school has teachers who try their best to teach the children and meet each of their learning needs. The principals are also great! They know each child by their first name. They listen and are attentive to the students' and parents' concerns. I am also so pleased to see that our test scores go up each year.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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