School Details

George J Mitchell School

58 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-0695

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 693 students 14 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waterville Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George J Mitchell School is a public elementary school in Waterville. 693 students attend George J Mitchell School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 693 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at George J Mitchell School is 14:1. Albert S Hall School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 93%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.05%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school. The staff cares greatly for the education and general well being of every child. Both of my children attended school here from Kindergarten through third grade. My kids are now in Jr. High and High School and are doing great.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to this school since kindergarten and she's currently finishing up 1st grade. She is a bright intelligent child and LOVES to learn. Both of her teachers have been wonderful and are excellent teachers. I love how high the bar has been placed. She is definitely being challenged and is often ahead of grade level in all areas. When that happens they give her more to challenge her.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers my son has had have been wonderful! However he flunked math in first grade and was passed to second. He is not being challenged at all. I have no idea what they are teaching as I rarely see anything other than the homework I help him with. When they realized he couldn't do first grade math they gave him K math.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible school. The tetbooks used are the same textbooks that *I* used when I went there 20 years ago. In fact my friend's name was actually written in my daughter's Social Studies book (that incidently talked about the Berlin Wall and the USSR). Ridiculously underfunded and has low standards and zero expectations. I actually took my children out of the district because my children were so grossly unprepared.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 2 children go to this school for several years. My special needs child definately faces extra challenges due to lack of qualified and educated staff. My 'traditional' child did very well but was not challenged enough by the standard curriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is great for children who enjoy learning. I have two children who go to this school. My youngest loves it and is doing exceptionally well. However I feel my oldest isn't getting the help he needs. He has a learning disability and doesn't seem to be progressing.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is well intended and has some super teachers. However if your child has special needs or learning difficulties be prepared to educate staff. They lack the knowledge and understanding of such children. First grade teachers are very rigid and often fail children. Multi-age is better but is not always the best choice for some children.

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