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Mitchell Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 399 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2013

I agree with the one star comments. This is not a good school. May be the worst in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

My Children attend Mitchell and I feel that overall it is a good school. I feel that the staff is genuinely concerned for the well being and educational needs for all students. They have good after school programs that cost very little or are free. I would like to see Treasures Reading Program taken out of the classroom and see good literature instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Previous ratings had to be done by someone trying desperately to bump up the scores and image of Mitchell. This is a school that should be doing better than it is. Decent teachers but substandard test scores. Over half the kids fail to make adequate yearly progress in math and reading. Principal tools around in a convertible Mercedes and appears obsessed with non-stop fundraising events that kids and parents are hounded to participate in via inserts, e-mails and automated phone calls. In keeping with the lack of an honest academic focus, homework is never sent home on weekends. Mitchell is in dire need of new management. If your child has a chance to go to a different school with a different academic culture and a true learning environment, GO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

So far this school has been awesome. I love the sense of community and my son's teacher is great. Go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ENROLLING YOUR CHILD HERE!!! I BELIEVED THE GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL AT FIRST, TOO!!! I don't have a clue why this school is getting good reviews unless they had Mrs. Torres. She's is the only good thing about the school. This school is poorly ran even for a public school. About half of the teachers just yell at the students and many refuse communicate directly with the parents. If we have an issue we must write the teacher a note and can expect to hear back from them (in the form of a note) after several days. That is unacceptable to me. We are currently waiting for a transfer because my student has NO TEACHER. The teacher we started the school year off with has been absent at least 25% of the time and has just taken a 6 week personal leave.We have been dealing with a revolving door of substitutes all year and are now forced to hope that we get a stable teacher sometime soon. The replacement the school is looking for is last years gym teacher. SERIOUSLY!?! If you have the ability to, I would find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

Great staff, have done everything to get my kid to enjoy school and learn! The Principle is always available to answer questions and to help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Because it does a great job of educating our children and grandchildren. They provide a safe haven for children in a crazy world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Great teachers and parents that support the students to learn, and respect each other and their community!


Posted September 21, 2009

Mitchell is the best elementary school in Albuquerque, NM. The principal, staff and teachers really care about the kids and their learning needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Mitchell is providing an excellent education for my grandson.


Posted September 20, 2009

Mitchell Elementary has a incredibly caring, knowledgeable, and motivated staff. I am proud to be a part of it. Parents, staff members, and students go the extra mile at Mitchell in insure that our school is the best! (And it is:0)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2009

Mitchell has wonderfull teachers who really care about their students and make them a priority. Mitchell is also very good at keeping the parents informed on how their child is doing and lots of opportunities to volunteer. The school has lots of fun and new ideas and cant forget to mention how fun the fall festivel is every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My grandsons go to Mitchell and the school has a great team spirit plus very dedicated teachers and staff. It is all about students here.


Posted September 19, 2009

Mitchell has an experienced staff that know how to teach the children. They have a very safe and loving environment for the kids to learn it it. The teachers are great motivators of the kids because they are such good people the kids wannt to be like themm
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Mitchell Elementary is a great place to learn. Our staff is the greatest and our students are awesome! We work together to make our children the best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Mitchell's students, teachers and parents care about their community and are actively involved to make it better :) They rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love the close feeling between teachers, principal and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Mitchell Elementary ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Best playground with huge map of the USA. Great staff, great attitude throughout the student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

WOW, having finally breaking away from our comfort zone at another NE Heights Elementary School, my only regret is that we did not make the transfer years ago. What a great, positive, nurturing and educational place for my child to be! The teachers, principal, staff and PTO seem to really get why they are educators. I am proud to be affiliated with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students57%
Female47%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female54%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students35%
Female30%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female35%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female38%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students56%
Female38%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 59%
White 37% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10121 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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