Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
400 Willow Ln
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone
(301) 934-4687
District
CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
County
CHARLES COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
693
Classroom Teachers
38

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Maryland

7

(10 is best)

Better than 69.6% of MD schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

8

(10 is best)

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 45 42
Proficiency in Reading 47 40
Proficiency in Math 43 43

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 57 42
Proficiency in Reading 59 43
Proficiency in Math 55 40

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 45 41
Proficiency in Reading 52 43
Proficiency in Math 37 39

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 18.28
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.83
AVG FOR STATE 14.84
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 42 6.1%
Kindergarten 92 13.3%
Grade 1 124 17.9%
Grade 2 98 14.1%
Grade 3 99 14.3%
Grade 4 123 17.7%
Grade 5 115 16.6%
Total 693 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 72.2% 28.7% 40.3%
Black 17.3% 58.9% 35.3%
Hispanic 6.9% 8.3% 17.1%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 3.4% 6.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.6% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 0.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 156,021 6,042,718
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 272.7 616
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.1% 18.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 32.6% 33.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 28.8% 27.4%
65 OR OLDER 11.4% 14.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 54,988 2,192,518
Single Parent Households With Children 13.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.7% 90.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.5% 39.6%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 23.5% 21.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 23.1% 18.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.6% 13.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.7% 16.0%
$30,000 - $49,999 11.1% 13.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 7.1% 9.3%
$15,000 or less 5.9% 7.6%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,111 $213,376,077 53.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $762 $20,045,934 5.0%
Staff $653 $17,178,471 4.3%
General Administration $48 $1,262,736 0.3%
School Administration $836 $21,992,652 5.5%
Operation $1,606 $42,249,042 10.6%
Transportation $935 $24,597,045 6.2%
Other $424 $11,154,168 2.8%
Total Support $5,265 $138,506,355 34.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,811 $47,641,977 11.9%
Total Expenditures $15,188 $399,550,716 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,779 $7,787,972,868 55.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $667 $592,121,957 4.2%
Staff $750 $665,638,761 4.8%
General Administration $110 $97,778,176 0.7%
School Administration $972 $861,947,948 6.2%
Operation $1,258 $1,115,772,172 8.0%
Transportation $746 $661,761,279 4.7%
Other $398 $353,317,097 2.5%
Total Support $4,901 $4,348,236,497 31.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,116 $1,876,765,936 13.4%
Total Expenditures $15,796 $14,012,876,812 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%