187 Brookline Street
Needham, MA 02492
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
William Mitchell serves 458 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
William Mitchell placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (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:

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School Overview

William Mitchell's student population of 458 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

William Mitchell is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of William Mitchell is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#191 out of 1644 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
3%
22%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
77%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William Mitchell's ranking?

William Mitchell ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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?

64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend William Mitchell?

458 students attend William Mitchell.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

77% of William Mitchell students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of William Mitchell?

William Mitchell has a student ration of 14:1, 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.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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