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Mitchell Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 448 students

 

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Posted April 19, 2010

I went to kindergarten there, my daughter went to Mitchell and now my grandchildren attends Mitchell. The staff, teachers have always seemed to care. Grandma Cheryl
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I have three children enrolled in this school and they received an excellent education this year. The principal is very hands on and available to address my concerns as well as the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

I moved to the area at the end of the school year and it started fine.Then Some issues came up with bulling and bad language on the bus and the principal did not handle it very well.The teachers were great but I was very disappointed in the principle and will not be sending my kids there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

This school is a very poor district and the teachers dont seem to care if there students make something of themselves. I wish there were more programs for the students. I have friends whose kids attend other school dist. and its like i'm comparing heaven to hell. Please check this district before placing your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

academic programs are being cut. teachers are very insensitive to there students and dont seem to want to take the time to handle situations. I wouldnt recommend this school dist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Short and not so sweet. Dont send your children to this school. The whole granite city dist. is bad. Teachers dont seem to care, its just a job to them and if you have special needs children then your just of of luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

I believe that the school overall is a good one. I do believe that if your child has any special needs that this is not the school to send them to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

I believe teachers are really proud of there students,& they really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income33%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female48%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income31%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income45%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female61%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income46%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income73%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Low income33%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income35%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 51%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Tim Moran

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316 East Chain of Rocks Road
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: (618) 931-0057

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