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About This School

Mills Lawn Elementary School is a public middle school in Yellow Springs. The principal of Mills Lawn Elementary School is Mr. Matthew Housh and can be contacted at mhoush@ysschools.org. 323 students attend Mills Lawn Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the 323 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 43% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mills Lawn Elementary School is 16:1. Greene County Career Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 67%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 20% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 38%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Mills Lawn School has a great climate that values diversity and individual students. The school staff is dedicated and they work hard to meet the students' needs. The PTO is highly supportive and provides financial and academic support that allow greater opportunities for students. The district values innovative teaching practices and is transitioning to a project-based learning model. We moved to Yellow Springs in part because of the excellent reputation of the schools and we have been very pleased with the education our children have received thus far.

  • (4 months ago)

    Mills Lawn is an excellent school. They are using innovative teaching methods including a push toward project based learning this year. I open enroll my child from another district because of the caring teachers and friendly warm open atmosphere. Any time I have a concern the teachers and principal are willing to listen and work actively to help whatever situation it might be. There are many parents and community members who volunteer in the classroom- working one on one or in small groups with students. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.

  • (2 years ago)

    Lousy school. Really lacking in pretty much every direction. The students are rude and out of control. A good deal of bullying. Many of the teachers are burned out and not raising the bar. School is dirty and poorly run. Many parents are fed up and frustrated. Not a school that is preparing kids for success.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has major issues. Lacks basic structure and organization. There is pervasive bullying. Limited parental involvement. The worst phys ed classes I have ever seen. No organized sports or teams. There are a few great teachers however they are fighting an uphill battle. The special education program is terrible. Classes are disruptive and morale is low.

  • (4 years ago)

    We attended Mills Lawn for one school year. We were told this school & community work together to enrich Art and Music. This was true. We were very involved in any and all activities. The biggest issue we had was the excessive "bullying" by students and the lack of parental involvement. It was clear that a handfull of parents supported this school. Overall the teachers were excellent - we had an issue with only one who had no skills with teamwork classroom control or the ability to keep students interested in learning. School is supposed to be getting a new principal and hopefully some new leadership will help.

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