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Posted September 14, 2014

I'd say MITCH has the wrong leadership at the moment. Pick new leadership and get going again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 4, 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


Posted July 6, 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female75%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female58%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female73%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female83%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female83%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female83%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 55%N/A48%
Male 45%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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