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6-8
Public
Rancho Cordova, CA
Students enrolled: 758
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2100 Zinfandel Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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(916) 635-8460
(916) 294-2477
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October 09, 2014
Worst school in the district.Does not care about the kids. Too busy protecting the rude unprofessional staff.Superintendent should interview random children and get their feedback .

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
My son had the worst time at this school, was picked on for having good grades. The staff is rude and lazy. The principal and vice principal cannot handle behavior problems before they escalate. I can't imagine why parents continue to gush over this school and give it five stars.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2013
We are so pleased with the quality of education our children are receiving from Mitchell Middle School. We are fortunate to be at a school that offers the International Baccalaureate program. The teachers and staff are professional, highly knowledgeable, and caring. Our child was involved in an incident of being bullied. Both the Principle and Vice Principle quickly addressed the incident with us and our child, handled it properly, and left us to feel our child is in a safe learning environment. We have open communication the teachers and feel they are willing to work with us to make sure our kids do their best. Most importantly, our children love the school. They are active in many of the clubs and sports the school offers, have excellent grades and have made many new friends. We did not let the negative opinion of others sway us sending them there, and have found out for ourselves what a great school Mitchell truly is.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
W.E. Mitchell Middle School can benefit from a new vice principal.I would have to sadly say he is bias with students and he is one step from being reported to the Rcpd.He shouldn't act like a bully himself to the children after all the kids are "students" not his own children and should treat them accordingly regardless of race or gender.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
W.E. Mitchell has wonderful office staff. Thank you very much to Mrs. Black for all of her cheerful help. I adore the music/band teacher he really gives of himself to all of the students. Mr. M the 7th grade English is amazing a huge improvement over last years English teacher. I wish I could take the Spanish class myself..good job teacher. I really like the new scheduling program this year.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2012
I agree with the reviewer who said Mr. Berns was a great principal. The new one is pretty horrific - along with the office staff. I too have a child with special needs. The office staff couldn't be bothered to ask her one-on-one aide to drop off her homework at the office so that I could pick it up in the afternoon. Rather than addressing the staffing issue, the principal called it a "customer service" problem and dismissed the issue. Now my daughter insists on going to school when she is sick because this school can't even be bothered with contacting her aide for homework. Hey - here's a thought - put the homework on edline. These people are just ridiculous/lazy - no wonder this is such a low performing school

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
Want to transfer my student as soon as possible. School is in violation of special education services for my son and teachers cannot be bothered to communicate. They are passing my student along, who cannot read. Have sent daily emails to teachers and have just begun to get some accountability. Mr. Berns was good, new principal not so much.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
Gave the school a scathing review two years ago, won't mention any names to avoid being flagged this time. I yanked my son out of this school after one semester, was not learning much and student conflicts were effecting every aspect of his life. Not much has changed since I wrote my review, severe behavioral problems overshadow any attempts to improve the school's environment. Teachers and staff I interacted with were rude and unhelpful, although I see the principal makes a concerted effort to maintain discipline, you can't fan out a house fire.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2010
It is a great school where the principal and the teachers really care about the students. I graduated from this school along with having two children that graduated. I requested this school for my third child and will request for my last child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Why do you love W. E. Mitchell Middle School? Worked her for 13 years and love it. Also, had kids of my own come through. Great staff and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
I love W.E. Mitchell Middle School because of the sense of pride my child and other students, teachers and parents have for this school. Also, this is where I went to school at. The principal and vice-principal really care about the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Principal, teachers and staff are outstanding. My two children are excelling in middle school and enjoy their friends and activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Great staff and principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It provides the teachers and staff that truly care whether or not my daughter succeeds.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
Dr Berns is an outstanding principal! He will go to the ends of the earth tomake sure students have as many opportunities to succeed as possible. Sure their are fights, but fights happen at every middle school because of biological changes teens go through! Dr Berns offers numerous incentives to encourage good behavior, but all the incentives in the world cannot supersede the affect of biology. Dr Berns follows school district policy, NOT HIS POLICY, to the letter, to ensure that due process is carried out fairly.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
Well Mitchell is a great school the have teachers who will stay after school if you need any help they also have lots of fun activities for the end of the trimesters I will never forget this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2010
mitchell middle school rocks.from a student in 6th grade and in honors english

- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2010
I`ve had bad experiences. There have been fights, improper students who cuss, and had a little tradition called 'boobie thursdays'. I just don`t feel very comfortable with this going on.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2009
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July 08, 2009
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June 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 18, 2009
Well Mitchell is the best middle school. Well you maybe asking,'Why in the world would enroll my child in Mitchell?', well .. 1.) Teachers stay before school,after school, and after school. 2.)Mills actually have a lot of fights there and that could influence YOUR child to do that. 3.) And last your child WILL make friends because when I was in elementry I did not have any friends but now I do.Mitchell is all about being educated and making lots of friends so you could be you. That is why your child SHOULD enroll in W.E. Mitchell Middle school:)

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
excellent school. i am graduating next year and will miss this school sincerely.

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2009
Over the past year I have seen a big change at Mitchell. I have found the teachers are spending more time on interventions and allowing opportunities for students to improve their grades. I have also noticed a difference in discipline. Students seem to be better behaved this year. I have also noticed that they have a PTA and there seems to be more activity than I have seen in past years.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
I was a student here for two years 6th grade and 7th grade. i know go to sam brannan i often think that mitchell is alot better beacuse the teachers and students.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 08, 2009
Mitchell has a dedicated staff and they definitely care about the kids. There are many opportunities for the students to get help and there is an awesome after school program that also helps the students do well and improve. Everyone at Mitchell takes pride in the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
I have a daughter who completed middle school at Mitchell and a 7th grade son currently enrolled at the school. When we enrolled our daughter she had a learning disability and came from a private school. Mitchell Admin and staff were very supportive of her and her needs. Many of the teachers went the extra mile with her to help her succeed and learn. My son had excellent teachers in 6th grade and now he is have excellent teachers in 7th grade. The change in Administation just a litle over a year has been wonderful. The level of disrespect and difiance displayed by students has dropped dramatically. The school went through an extensitive 2 year remodel. Each classroom has state of the art SMARTBoards, surround sound and the teachers have microphones ensuring all students are able to hear the presentations. The teachers respond to emails promptly.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
I am really torn on this school. I have had the pleasure of meeting a couple of Fantastic teachers who have strived to help my son stay on track. Yet the majority have made no attempts to contact me or return my emails when I ask questions regarding his grades. He likes his school but is very disappointed that Art has been cut as an elective and has a hard time communicating with some of his teachers. I am very disappointed to see the test scores especially in math. If you have fewer than 20% of your students proficient in Algebra perhaps you have a problem in your math department. Students no more than a mile away at MIlls are doing better than that and I thought Mitchell was supposed to be a better school than Mills.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2008
My son is a sixth grader at Mitchell he has had no problem with the transition- hes adapted well.As far as the parental involvement- I'm usually very involved in my sons education however i do find lack of 'opportunity'or request for involvement. i am also on the PTSA yet I'm never notified of when the meetings are held.I WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 17, 2008
i was astudent for 2 years from 6th to 7th and they have it remodeled and it is very nice there and the teachers are very supportive there

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2007
I have been attending this school for almost 3 years now starting from the 6th grade now im going on to the 8th grade.To tell you the truth I like this school, I made alot of friends during the 6th grade and I'm making more in the 7th. This school is very fun,entertaining,caring and most of all you get a very good education..Also they can fit in really well....at least i did!so go ahead give your child a try and see what it's like and if you don't like or didn't like this school then you and your child are missing out on alot!

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
I attended W.E. Mitchell Middle School from '03-'06. I can say the quality of this school is very poor. Social groups among peers are awkward and isolating especially during the 6th grade. Even bright and gifted individuals found the classes 'boring' and fails to do the given work. The administration is horrible. Overall, if you want your child to turn out without any socializing problems, better education and values, then I would say this school is not for you.

- submitted by a former student
September 29, 2007
the school is awful. children often go thirsty because of the lack of drinking fountains, and with only one break, lunch, children get hungry yet teachers do not allow students to eat. the teachers are often rude and short with learners when doubts about what is not being taught are brought to attention. grading is very harsh and instead or reflecting what a student actually knows and is learning, grades are based on the amount of work turned in, developing in intellectual students, over-loaded with homework becoming discouraged and not wanting to participate any longer. some students are very bright, knowing far more advanced versions of the lessons, very capable of passing exams, but with the lack of good teachers and overload of work, they do not pass when a student who turns in homework they did wrong often, passes without truly knowing enough. They just wrote material down and pass.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2007
My kids are very involved in all aspects of life at the school, and have enjoyed a mostly positive experience at this school. The lack of parent involvement is glaringly evident, and unfortunate, because the values of respect, personal accountability and positive attitude that the principal works so hard to instill is almost lost on many of the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
Quality of Academic programs - Low Availability - Low Level of parent involvement - Low Our child has little direction from the class and instructor. We were discouraged by the instructors when we asked them to meet with us about our student on a regualar basis. They seemed to be so overwhelmed with major problem students that they didn't have the time for the ones who hadn't slipped into oblivion yet. We struggle to keep our child focused on academics. I am completely disappointed in the values the kids are getting from both the peers and the instructors.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
The Honors and Music Programs are great. The level of parent involvement is low. A solid cast of teachers and administrators are present. Students feel safe overall.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2004
I agree on what one parent said about the sixth graders going into middle school. My child came from a catholic school and entered Mitchell for sixth. Only because we could not get her into a elementary school. She has had a very hard time adjusting to the procedures of classes. The teachers seem to have no time for them, they are rushed to start the next class and that leaves the child where? Confused and stressed. Children including mine have not even touched base on the math they are getting in middle school. Ten kids from my daughters math class are in summer school. Please think about this program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2004
As a teacher and education specialist who has worked extensively with dropouts and at-risk kids, I am saddened sixth-grade children attend Mitchell. Choose this district's other sixth-grade elementary school options instead. Why? Take just one student: I currently counsel a Mitchell sixth grade girl struggling from her school placement decision. Often holding a doll in her hands as we talk, this girl tells me about the anxieties she feels of trying to fit in, the loneliness and despair, and the realities of Mitchell Middle School life. Outwardly, some sixth graders probably appear to fit in great at Mitchell; but, external appearances and still learning minds can deceive. Mitchell was a school originally built for older kids, and only relabeled when the district circumstances became different. Please let your sixth-grader be the child they are, instead of being another prematurely ill-fitted morphed middle-schooler undergoing bigger socialization and acculturization problems at Mitchell.

- submitted by a teacher
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W. E. Mitchell Middle School
2100 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
(916) 635-8460
Last modified W. E. Mitchell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
W. E. Mitchell Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top