School Details

Mitchell Elementary School

187 Brookline St, Needham, MA 02492
(781) 455-0466
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 474 students 16 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

84%
76%
57%
81%
83%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Needham Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
70%
53%
80%
70%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Needham Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
84%
65%
91%
75%
61%
64%
66%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Needham Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mitchell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Needham. The principal of Mitchell Elementary School is Michael Schwinden. 474 children attend Mitchell Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the 474 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mitchell Elementary School is 16:1. St. Joseph Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 85%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My children love attending Mitchell school. There is a nice environment within the school that is set by the tone of the friendly principal. There are lots of great teachers at Mitchell however my children have had a few that weren't so good. My son has also complained that school is not challenging enough. There doesn't seem to be much of a focus on students who are capable of doing more. Instead they tend to teach to the lowest common denominator which is frustrating. There is a nice community of parents who all mostly walk their kids to school. This creates a pleasant environment after school where the kids all run around and play together while the parents socialize. However it can be hard to get to know the other parents very well unless you are a friend of a friend or grew up in Needham (this town can be a challenge for newcomers). The Mitchell school is also quite run down and is due for a big renovation in 2015 which it desperately needs. The school does have a lot of heart and the administration really cares about the students and that does go a long way. My kids would give this school a 5 but sadly I can't for the other reasons listed.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mitchell school is a very good scchool. It has good teachers education and food. In January and February there is a gymnastics unit in gym.

  • (7 years ago)

    Math is not at all advanced. Reading is good science is taught in a fun way. Spelling not advanced once you are past 2nd grade. Sometimes Mitchell has a fun occasions like Pajama Jammin' day. Lunches are tasty. Mitchell school has a thing called buddies where two different classes in different grades pair up with each other. Each child in each class gets paired up with someone in a different class. If one class has 22 kids and another has 20 kids two kids in the class with 20 kids gets two buddies. In 5th grade the kids have a big responsiblity. They have jobs like washing the cafeteria tables and feeding the school fish.

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