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- a parent
We are delighted with Mills. The teachers are incredible and our daughter has learned so much. I believe she's receiving a world class education at Mills. It's a wonderful place and we're grateful to be Mountain Lions.



- a parent
They focus on students behaviors rather than students academics. The curriculum was poorly taught by third grade teacher. Teacher expected students to be self directed and provided very little guidance and encouragement. Teacher seems to focus on external events in her personal life rather than students achievement. This is very disappointing and students will be paying the price next year. The teacher was apathetic and lack motivation when it came to teaching the curriculum. The teacher had high degree of abseentism and this effected the delivery of the content.




- a community member
This school has great teachers but their front office staff could definitely use some work. They are very rude and in person and on the phone they are very snoddy. I wouldn't want to be a parent that has to interact with them on a daily basis.



- a parent
Among the more excellent, high achieving primary schools in AISD. Veteran teachers and consistently high test scores. Suffering the same budget crunches as most schools these days. My kids have performed well here and seem highly motivated...



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- a parent
Mills is an excellent school overall. However, some of the faculty and staff don't seem to be responsive to the needs of children who have undiagnosed disabilities, especially disabilities that manifest as behavioral difficulties. That said, if your child is normal, gifted, or has an identified disability, Mills provides a top-notch learning environment.



- a parent
To the previous parent let me say this: Mills tends to track children by abilities though this isn't stated officially. If you are looking for more challenges for your child, ask for it in a letter to the Principal. There is a great amount of variance in the levels of the classes. As to 'feelings and self-worth' being too much of a focus, look at the literature. It all points to the profound value in elementary school education providing the social and community characteristics we want. Mills has some of the most open minded well adjusted tolerant children you will find anywhere. They are kind to people with learning differences and disabilities. They support each other and have learned the value of kindness. This is a direct result of the culture of values fostered by the administration at Mills. As your child gets older you will come to appreciate it.



- a parent
My son is in 1st grade at Mills. I agree that there are some excellent teachers. The VP is excellent and really engages the children. The school is far over capacity and that is noticable. My husband and I feel that there is too much emphasis on feelings and self-worth rather than true academics. What happened to reading, writing and arithmatic?




- a parent
Mills is the best school in SW Austin. How we lucked into being in its boundaries when moving from another city was nothing short of kismet. The professionalism of the administration and the parent involvement are exemplary. Little wonder that 'exemplary' is the rating we get every year. Go Mountain Lions!



- a parent
We removed our son from a neighboring school and placed him in Mills. He is now loved and finally educated at Mills. We have found the staff to be professional yet loving. They don't seem to worry so much about the 'test' as and therefore the quality of education is higher and more individualized. We truly couldn't be happier with this school.

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Last modified Mills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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