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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 360
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2233 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60612

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(773) 534-7655
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April 14, 2015
My son went to this school for 4th and 5th grade. It was a nightmare! I was constantly getting complaints about his behavior. Every other day it was something about what he had done wrong or how he was bullying the other kids. I finally moved my son to the suburbs and I'm not shocked that I never get a single complaint. I actually get compliments on how well behaved he is and how great of a student he is. He went from being a C/D student to an A/B student. The principal and vice principal at Mitchell are terrible. I tried to talk to them so many times about how there had to be something else going on at the school but they didn't care. I'm so happy my son is not in that environment anymore. Obviously he was the one being bullied and when he retaliated he was punished for it. Something needs to change at that school and I hope no other children are going through what my son went through.

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2015
I am not sure how the schools are rated, and I am saddened that Mitchell Elementary school -the small school with a BIG heart has a rating of 4! This school deserves a 100! As a grandparent, I am pleased that my two grandchildren feel happy, welcome and safe here. As a retired CPS teacher, I have an insight to the workings that make this school GREAT, that an average person might not see. Devoted Teachers and their training shows in the beautiful and busy learning environment. The school days come and go seemingly effortlessly as many activities occur, sometimes three in a school day - outside of and independent of the classrooms! Due to the quality and participation of parents (interested parents are quality parents), throughout the school year, Mitchell can bask in the love that develops within a tight community. Parents ARE PIVOTAL to the raising of funds for the extras that every school needs - be it field trip monies or sponsoring Hubbard Street Dance classes at school, instruments for music classes, art and other classroom supplies, or after school movie nights, or sock hops, or end of year fun fairs. Working together. We make me stronger! Go Bobcats!

- submitted by a community member

November 09, 2014
Mitchell Elementary School is an awesome neighborhood school and a true diamond in the rough of public schools! I am proud that everyone who comes to Mitchell comments on how wonderfully the entire school community works together and how the students genuinely love coming to school. Many teachers are National Board Certified in a wide range of topics spanning Literacy to Physical Education. We are pleased to offer Mandarin Chinese as a World Language and students receive dance instruction from the renowned Hubbard Street Dance Company. I wanted to write this review because not only do I work at Mitchell School, I am a community member, and this school deserves top ratings! I find one of the true tests of a school is when the teachers send their own kids to school there--which many teachers already do, and someday I will as well! Mitchell definitely has one of the hardest working, professional team of teachers and likewise on our parent board, Friends of Mitchell . If you live in the West Town/Ukrainian Village area, or anywhere near this school, I urge you to check out our Small School with Big Dreams! There's always room for more amazing kids to join our Bobcat Family!

- submitted by a teacher

September 04, 2014
Mitchell School is a great school! Good teachers, staff, principal and students. My daughter has been in this school since pre-k and every year she's so excited to go back to school! The teachers make students feel welcome and secure. The ONLY reason I rated 4 stars is because I just found out that students don't graduate with cap and gown. Call me old school but my personal opinion is cap and gown should be a MUST! That's what every student looks forward to. Walking the stage with it on. Being able to distinguish who's graduating. Other than that, very awesome school.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2014
We are so happy to have found Mitchell. I have two kids attending the school and have found the curriculum to be challenging, the teachers and staff to be supportive and creative, and the parent community engaged. Over 70% of the teachers are Nationally Board Certified. The teachers consistently win awards and grants for their classrooms. It is a small school, no child gets lost in the shuffle. The teachers (even in the older grades,) staff and administration know who all the students are and who their parents are. All students attend PE, Hubbard Street Dance, Chinese, art and music class weekly, including the PreK students. My kids love school and their teachers, I couldn't ask for anything else.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2013
It's been said by people that have met Bruce Springsteen that he is exactly the kind of person you hoped he would be. As a parent that was apprehensive about sending my child to a Chicago Public School, I can wholeheartedly say that Mitchell Elementary is everything that I hoped it would be: wholeheartedly supported by the community it serves, dedicated 1000% to every child that attends there, and a place where enthusiasm for learning doesn't fall victim to the demands of test scores and standardized mandates. Our son has thrived in an atmosphere that reminds of the elementary school of my own childhood, which I looked forward to attending each day and whose teachers I remember fondly even now. The talented and dedicated staff both challenge and encourage my child to succeed academically as well as nuturing his sense of self-worth and respect and caring for others. Mitchell truly is a remarkable school that I feel fortunate to have discovered.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2013
My school is the best in the city (if not the country). We are moving to 100% national board certified teachers, we have Mandarin Chinese, as well as a partnership with Hubbard Street Dance. My daughter thrives here, and we love it. Parents are very involved, which helps shape the school. The teachers/principal/asst principal will do anything to make sure your child is happy. With a small school, they know the kids and the families. Such a blessing!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
The school is small by design which makes it an amazing little community. The teachers and staff are incredibly talented. Parents and community members are active in the school. It is an absolute treasure.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
Small School, Big Dreams! Mitchell School has an individualized plan for each student which encourages them to live up to their highest potential. They focus on teaching kids how to be good citizens in addition to getting a good education. We have well rounded children thanks to Mitchell.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
Mitchell is a real gem of a school in the city of Chicago. My child has adored every one of his teachers and is learning by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2012
Mitchell is a Literature and Writing Magnet Cluster School lead by a dedicated and caring principal and faculty. I have nothing but good things to say about my daughter's education.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2010
Love the school. The atmosphere is so welcoming. The children adjusted well to the school after transferring from a different school.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
My daughter is in her second year of pre-school here and we love the school!! Teacher - is great. Principal - well respected and interactive with the parents and students. This is a definate up and comer school!!

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2010
Mitchell has a preschool for all program that is getting very good reviews around the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 20, 2009
There is a Pre-K program here in the morning AND in the afternoon.

- submitted by a teacher

April 24, 2007
I love Mitchell school. I am a substitute teacher and I am impressed by their caring administration for teachers and students. They care about quality instruction and improving students lives.

- submitted by a teacher

April 26, 2006
Wonderful state pre-k program last year, that was sadly discontinued. Teacher Sabrina Silverstein was a dedicated gem and truly a loss to the school when they closed the state pre-k. Staff seemed great all around, but did not seem to have much parental involvement. Culture at the school seem to be very '9-3,' with few teachers/staff visible on premises after school hours.

- submitted by a parent

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Mitchell Elementary School
2233 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL  60612
(773) 534-7655
Last modified Mitchell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mitchell Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top