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James E Mitchell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 699 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2013

Mitchell Elementary is blessed with terrific principal leadership and dedicated teachers and support staff. The parents who are involved with supporting school learning activities are great with sharing their time and talent. Local high schools, Sun City retirees, plus Southwestern University staff and students are wonderful in enhancing & promoting education partnerships / Pals program, foreign language teaching, science exhibits, sports - learning motivation opportunities, after hours programs, and more !!! An increase of parent involvement within American schools is sorely needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

James E Mitchell Elementary I am a grandparent and retired educator. I currently have 3 grandchildren attending Mitchell Elementary. One could not ask for a better environment. Wonderful caring teachers, happy children, excellent administration. Everyone has the children's best interest at heart.


Posted December 13, 2012

I have two kids attending Mitchell currently. They love going to school. Their days are filled with plenty of activities so they arent bored. Computer labs are up to date. School has GT program. The principal is awesome! Each morning their say the pledge of allegiance, the Texas pledge and sing a song before announcements. They have PE classes as well as music and art. In the fall they offer after-school clubs. Each grade gets to perform in a play or singalong or some sort of program. And each grade gets to take 2 field trips. Im not involved with the PTA so I cannot talk about that, however I do wish they would select different fundraisers each year instead of the same old one. I dont currently own my home, however I am choosing to stay here in the limited neighborhoods that feed Mitchell just so my kids can finish elementary school here. I can only hope we find a middle school as good as this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

The teachers my children have had so far are great. There are a couple that leave something to be desired but luckly we have'nt gotten one. I really like the principle, I really hate the PTA the people who are in charge havent even graduated highschool. I actually have seen them standing outside in my neighborhood screaming and cussing at each ohter. Its sad because the school is really nice they just need to get some people out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

James E. Mitchell Elementary is an excellent school with great teachers, students and families. Mitchell Elementary has caring leaders who have the student's best interests at heart and who try their best to make Mitchell an outstanding school. We have had outstanding teachers at Mitchell and we love the extra programs and opportunities provided by the school. Our kids love attending Mitchell and we have had a great experience at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

Great school! Teachers are there for the kids when it looks like so many of their parents aren't. Kids are met by smiling teachers in the car and bus lanes every day and are happy to be there. The principal cares about his teachers and kids! I'm proud to be a Mitchell parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

Going on it's second year, MItchell Elem. has shown to be a great school. It has great, caring teachers and administrators.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education43%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education63%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education11%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual8%

Math

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education14%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education71%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education57%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education14%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 52%
White 33% 29%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 41%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROBERT DYER
Fax number
  • (512) 943-1829

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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