The academics are average and the school is overcrowded but the Principal is horrible! She (Shultz) tries to run the school like a dictator. She is way overboard and doesn't want the kids to have any fun and is negative and condescending. The teachers for the most part are pretty good but we moved here from another State and are very disappointed with Mitchell (even though it is supposed to be the best school in the district - ouch, would hate to see the others...)
I attended J.W. Mitchell for my senior year. The school is viewed by outsiders as the best public high school in the area, which is very concerning. The school has very poor academics, lots of drug use, a lack of professionalism among the teachers, constant use of cell phones and social media during class, very disrespectful students. Students take inappropriate photos and videos during class, without reprimand from staff, teachers can even be seen encouraging this behavior. There is no supervision, making it easy for students to walk out of class and drive off campus. If your child is serious about their education, do not send them to this school. The desire to further your education is not promoted. I was scoffed at and dismissed whenever I expressed an interest in college or sought assistance in making that desire possible. I wholly regret my time at this school, and feel as though my senior year education was thrown away.
Im a student at jw mitchell and i liek the school and teachers. But one problem i always notice is the lack of supervision by the admin. Whenever im going to lunch or walking to class theres no one supervising which is a problem. Cause if a fight breaks out how will it be stopped? Students also can easily skip class and leave the campus in their vehicle. I believe the school needs to crack down on the class skipping because it seems to be a big issue at this school.
The only reason I continue to teach at this school is because of my love for the students. We try so hard to provide the students with the proper resources to learn yet when we ask administration for teaching tools we get hardly anything. The books my students use are so old and decrepit, yet the sports teams get all that they need. There are to many inappropriate relations between administration, staff and school board members. Those personal connections create an unfair advantage for many and should have been dealt with a long time ago but the schools Superintendent protects those at the expense of the students.
The school is horiabbly over crowded and keep getting more crowded from all the new houses being built. There's as much as 35 students in a class and makes it hard for the student to get 1 on 1 help from the teacher. The school has outdated technology. Also the school was not designed to have a lot of students so traffic and hallways are hard yo get through.
Mitchell is an excellent school. Two of my children have graduated from JWMHS and two more are soon to follow. My two oldest daughters are in college and have received honors scholarships from Florida State as well as Bright Futures and a few other miscellaneous scholarships. I believe this is directly due to the excellent education they have received at Mitchell. The Trinity area is a wonderful place to live and the public schools are unrivaled. I have read some bad reviews dating back seven years or more which I find hard to believe. I could not have chosen a better community to raise and educate my children. My children have all flourished in this environment. They love their school and are involved in sports and social activities. I truly believe that Mitchell is the best preparation for a successful college education and beyond. GO MUSTANGS!