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J. C. Mitchell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 836 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2011

My daughter loves this school. She is in kindergarten so it is her first year, but it is a good start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Is only one teacher in this school that I think or a lot of parent think that shoulod be TEACHING in any school, she is in first grade, she is mean treat kid bad and is not a good example for them. I hope this message is good for more than one person out there. So far the others teacher that the school has, are very good, exelent ways to teach and good control of them selfs. Also the staff at the office, very rude and not helpfull at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

We are the grandparents of a first grader at JCM .We have been privileged to partake in 2 concerts (Mr. Ken) Super!, award classes,aftercare pickups. We have met the teachers ,Principal and MS. Marie, and Ms Lisa. Everyone is top notch. We live out of state and look forward always to greet everyone. All students are treated with such respect. Parents could never expect to have better role models for their beloved children.


Posted June 25, 2008

I have 2 children at JCM. We love this school. The faculty is supportive and sensitive to needs of all the children. There is a real sense of family within the school. The technology available in the classrooms is breathtaking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I have two children that go to JC Mitchell. Over the past 5 years of being involved with the school, I have the upmost respect for the staff and the teachers at JC Mitchell and could not be happier with the quality of the education that my children are receiving. Also, the clubs that JC Mitchell offers the students are great and several to choose from.The music club puts on two school performances each year that are wonderful. JC Mitchell keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

My daughter, Valen, is in the ESE program and Ms. Fusari is her teacher. Last year she began school there Oct. 30. Since Valen has been at JC Mitchell, she has come out of her shell. I am so thankful to the teachers and staff for taking such a great intrest in really teaching and not babysitting my 'special' girl. I would tell everyone who has a special needs child to enroll at JC Mitchell. Your school and teachers make the biggest difference in my childs life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

every teach and staff member is unbelievably friendly. you can tell everyone cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

J C Mitchell is a great school! The teachers care and provide an excellent academic program. The school has many special education students who are completely integrated in the school culture. This enriches everyone's life at our school. Music, Art, and PE are very important at our school and the teachers in these areas make their subjects interesting! J C Mitchell teachers have been at the school for many years, which is a testament to the committment of the teachers and the administration.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 14, 2006

Academic programs are outstanding as well as the teachers. Teachers do all their best to make all students succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2004

Great school! My child attended the preschool program for 2 years, kindergarten and now 1st grade. He is also in the speech program. The teachers offer encouragement and build self-confidence while challenging their students to higher levels of thinking. They have high expectations for all students. The school offers a variety of clubs during and after school that attract many students. The teachers, Adminisration, and the highly active PTA offer many opportunities for parental involvement. It would be helpful if more parents got involved and volunteered. My child loves going to school; he even wants to go when he is sick! Thank you to everyone at JC Mitchell for all you do to put children first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

As one of the few parents involved at JCM, I am very pleased w/ my experience. I am not only an alumni of the school but have had 2 children complete their education w/ 1 more to go. I am very happy w/ my time spent as well my children's education. I will say, that whether it be JCM or any other school: You get out what you put in! Get involved, it will make a world of difference to not only the administration and staff but most importantly your children. JCM makes you feel like family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Too many 'uninformed' parents rely only on test scores to decide if a school is 'good'. A school is only a part of one's education. Much of an education takes place outside the classroom---aka---home. The teachers at JCM are awesome, the curriculum is appropriate and the teachers do the best they can to challenge the individual child, providing enrichment when appropriate. This school provides an excellent 'homey' atmosphere with a very diverse population, both in needs, race and socioeconomics. I feel my children are getting a great well rounded education. They are also being allowed to 'be kids' and not encouraged to become 'super robots'. Creativity and individuality are encouraged here.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 36%
Hispanic 35%
Black 20%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%73%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. JOAN PIERRE-JEROME
Fax number
  • (561) 750-4906

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2470 Northwest 5th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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