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Tualatin, OR
Students enrolled: 250
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19550 SW 90th Court
Tualatin, OR 97062

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(503) 639-5757
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June 03, 2015
I am very happy with MITCH. I have two elementary age children and hear from numerous families that come in from other schools how much further advanced grades are at MITCH. The school is moving to a five day school week in the next school year. The school has so many exciting things outside of the classroom as well. The Executive Director is very approachable. I encourage you to call her and find out more.

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2015
My kids love Mitch. They are doing math two grades above their normal grade. They read and write better than their friends in other schools. Mitch is great. Period.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2015
History is repeating itself. The director has her own agenda and is not listening to parents. Several parents including myself have tried to have conversations with her but she just doesn't seem to listen when your talking to her. The school is not full. Parents used to spread the word about this school and now hardly anyone is. Last spring the seventh grade class had 26 kids in it now it has only 14. One of the 5th grade classes has only a few boys in it because all the rest have left this past fall. These are families that have been there a long time and they're leaving because of the atmosphere. No more no uniform days. Assigned seating for lunch. Kids are so unhappy. At a board meeting once they actually said they didn't want to hear about the loss of community everyone was feeling. You also have to pay an activities few of $300 a year per student and if they don't use it all they keep it and roll it over every year. But in 8th grade at the end of the year they keep whatever is not used. Last year they kept $150 from each student. It's so sad that a once great school is falling apart. Please think very hard before sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2014
MITCH charter school is an amazing school. I have had one child start off in a traditional public school setting and one child at MITCH since Kindergarten. The schools are night and day. MITCH offers an academic program that ignites a child's learning and pushes them to the best they can be. With a well rounded integrated curriculum my kids learn a topic and it is reinforced in all subjects. My child who was not engage in public school is fully involved in MITCH and working at or above grade level now. It is amazing what this school has done for my kids. And the Director at the school is amazing. She truly loves the kids and does everything in the interest of the children. She greets them every morning as they enter the building, in the rain or snow she is ALWAYS there. She knows what is needed to make a school of excellence and she will get MITCH there. The school is already outstanding in my eyes compared to what the public schools had to offer. I am excited to see what else the director and faculty do to make this school to stand out even more.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2014
Good for elementary but middle school has a lack of opportunities. They do have a technology class for middle school but they only teach typing and sending e-mails.

- submitted by a community member

October 17, 2014
My daughter was not challenged academically at Horizon Christian and she would not have been challenged at our regular public elementary. At MITCH she is in a small class size and is constantly challenged academically. The school has gone through many changes in the last two or three years with many upset families that have written negative reviews. I can honestly say that the school is moving in the direction it was originally dreamed that it could be. The AG integration program is awesome, the school is pursuing the Core Knowledge School of Distinction which is providing frequent and coordinated staff development. The students are given precise guidelines for behavior and set up for success. Truly this school is growing into the shining star of the district that it was meant to be.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2014
M.I.T.C.H. Is not the school it once was. Since January of 2014, 14 staff members have left the school. The things that made this school unique are gone. There is no more sense of community anymore. Parents aren't involved in any decision making either. Problems wit in the school are worse than ever. Parents are not happy with decisions that are being made. No only is the atmosphere at the school bad but so are the test scores. The test scores are really bad and haven't improved. This school is barely hanging on. Think twice before sending your kids here.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2014
MITCH is a public charter school with smaller class sizes than most public schools. The average class size does not exceed 25. If you are considering this school know that the curriculum is difficult, there is a lot of home work. You also need to be willing to financially make up the deficient of state funding with a parent contribution of approximately $500 for your family. Since Mitch is a charter school it does not receive the same funding as normal public schools. Parent time is also needed. I feel very grateful that we were selected through the lottery.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2014
Thank you Gov. Kitzhaber and TTSD for being innovative with education. Mitch charter school, a great school, like many others in our district targets the education of children with a hands on approach, but within a smaller community. It is an environment where teachers rigorously push the children to learn, yet rely on parents to be significantly involved. As a parent, I am grateful that a school like this exists in our backyard. As for the negative accusations in the post below, biased, uncaring and unfair assuming there was a teacher like that...they definitely are not here now.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2013
We've had our child at MITCH for 4 years now and continue to be very happy with the academic excellence and rigorous curriculum that the use. This students at this school are backed by amazing parents that support the staff and school around every bend. Although MITCH is in a time of transition, things are moving in a very positive direction.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2013
I have had my children at this school of excellence for 6 years. They consistently are learning material that I didn't tackle until I was in high school. It continues to be rigorous and outstanding on all regards. Unfortunately there are a few parents that don't understand what true commitment to academic excellence means and they have created issues for the school. I would challenge anyone with issues with the school to try to find a better school elsewhere. Go team MITCH. Let's keep the focus on the kids and leave the rest of the agendas at the door.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2012
This once wonderful school is now being ripped apart at the seams. Two amazing teachers have resigned in the past 4 months. The administration is structured like a dictatorship with the wonderful teachers and parents having no voice. While the academics are amazing, it is not worth the heartache of being a part of such a sufficating institution.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2011
I love this school! My son has grown by leaps and bounds at his first year in MITCH. I have to say at first it was really difficult to adjust to the quality and quantity of work the expect the students to do, but as we are nearing the end of his first grade year I am so happy we made the switch. His mind is being opened to so many different avenues, he has more opportunities for learning then he did at his previous public school. I compare him to other first graders and I know that he is receiving the best education possible. The teachers are fantastic and the schedule is really great for positive learning. I love MITCH and will recommend it anyone!

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2010
I have had children at this school for several years. The teaching is of highest quality, and the environment and the values are excellent. Our children, and the children of our friends thrive there, and are consistently above average academically. Regarding the negative reviews here; one parent complains they had to help their child with homework; if you're mainly interested in having someone else do all the work for you, then MITCH may not be not for you. Excellent education requires parental involvement. The other two negative reviews appear to express the frustration of parents who had a bad experience and withdrew. That can happen anywhere, but is the exception at MITCH. Student retention at this school is very high, which unfortunately makes it difficult for new students to get in. Not one student was withdrawn from my oldest's class this year.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2010
My children have attended MITCH for six years. They love school and have a passion for learning. There is a heavy work load but I believe MITCH has given my children the skills to succeed in any environment in the future. They feel the teachers care for them and listen to their opinion. They feel safe and important. The students at MITCH are very proud of their school and all they have accomplished. I highly recommend MITCH if you are serious about education and giving your child a strong early foundation in learning.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2009
Mitch has problems with the lottery system that has gone unchecked by the board. The pricipal has her agenda and does not take parent input for concerns. It's 'my way or the highway' and very little accountability. Good Luck.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2008
The worst school my children have ever attended. Biased, uncaring and unfair are the best three words to describe the teachers and principle other then they will always listen, but never hear you. We pulled our kids from this school mid year, it became so bad. My children literally left this school hating school and teachers. I unfortunately see therapy in their future

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
My son has been attending MITCH for 5 years now and has gotten a fantastic education. Homework is heavy, but it is a small price to pay for really grasping the knowledge. The smaller class sizes help one on one teacher/student learning. MITCH gives a public arena for those who would be considering home schooling. The only drawback would be the lack of permanant facility. Even with that drawback I highly recommend MITCH.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2004
We have just transferred to this Charter school and although it is much more of a drive, it is well worth it....the curriculum is intensive multisensory phonics, Saxon Math, excellent teachers committed to educating the whole child, catered wholesome lunches that are low fat and low sodium, uniforms, air filter systems in each classroom. MITCH has impressive test scores and is really a front runner in charter schools. They are currently meeting in an old school building but hope to build a 'farm school' atmosphere on a 5 acre plot in the area, where children can learn about the earth and environment as well as core academics. the philosophy is Core Knowledge (based on ED Hirsch) What your 4th, 5th, 6th, etc. needs to know. My daughter loves it!

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Multi-Sensory Instruction Teaching Children Hands-
19550 SW 90th Court, Tualatin, OR  97062
(503) 639-5757
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