Mitchell Early Childhood Center

Mitchell Early Childhood Center serves 393 students in grades Prekindergarten.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Mitchell Early Childhood Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Mitchell Early Childhood Center's student population of 393 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Total Students393 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Mitchell Early Childhood Center is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
11%
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Black
11%
6%
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White
47%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Mitchell Early Childhood Center is Orchard Place School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Jessie Franklin Taylor
    Grades: PK | 249 students
    0.0 miles
    1801 16th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515) 242-8424
    0 PK 249
  • Des Moines Orchard Place School
    Grades: K-12 | 85 students
    0.4 miles
    5412 Sw 9th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 287-9700
    0.4 K-12 85
  • Des Moines Lovejoy Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 394 students
    0.8 miles
    801 E Kenyon Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8419
    0.8 PK-5 394
  • Des Moines South Union Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 494 students
    0.8 miles
    4201 South Union
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8409
    0.8 PK-5 494
  • Des Moines Wright Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
    1.0 miles
    5001 Sw 14th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8442
    1 PK-5 280

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