William Mitchell

187 Brookline Street
Needham, MA 02492
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 450 students in grades Kindergarten-5, William Mitchell ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 450 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : Top 20% in MA
  • : 63% (Top 20%)
  • : 64% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

William Mitchell ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

William Mitchell's student population of 450 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

William Mitchell ranks within the top 20% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of William Mitchell is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#270 out of 1631 schools
(Top 20%)
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63%
41%
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64%
44%
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65-69%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
23%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
75%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.42
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William Mitchell's ranking?
William Mitchell is ranked #270 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are William Mitchell often compared to?
William Mitchellis often viewed alongside schools like Newman Elementary School, Broadmeadow by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
63% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend William Mitchell?
450 students attend William Mitchell.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of William Mitchell students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Mitchell?
William Mitchell has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does William Mitchell offer ?
William Mitchell offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is William Mitchell part of?
William Mitchell is part of Needham School District.
In what neighborhood is William Mitchell located?
William Mitchell is located in the Needham Heights neighborhood of Needham, MA.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 450 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 63% (Top 20%)
  • : 64% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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