Walter J. Mitchell Elementary



Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Students by Grade
PK 37
K 112
1 97
2 95
3 115
4 110
5 108
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary is a public elementary school located in La Plata, MD in the Charles County Public Schools. It enrolls 674 students in grades 1st through 12th. Walter J. Mitchell Elementary is the 160th largest public school in Maryland and the 9,249th largest nationally. It has 18.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 674
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.73
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,249th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Maryland: 160th out of 922
Student/Teacher Rank in Maryland: 851st out of 920
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maryland: 311th out of 920

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Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 342
(51%)
9,367
(52%)
 Female 332
(49%)
8,530
(48%)

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 458
(68%)
4,979
(28%)
 Black 112
(17%)
9,524
(53%)
 Hispanic 45
(7%)
1,354
(8%)
 Two or More 41
(6%)
1,387
(8%)
 Asian 16
(2%)
538
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
30
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
85
(0%)

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 483
(72%)
10,844
(61%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 166
(25%)
6,043
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 25
(4%)
1,010
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 921 ranked schools in Maryland, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary is ranked 523rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Walter J. Mitchell Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.3%) is lower than the state average of 48.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 613
2006 611
2007 589
2008 589
2009 622
2010 630
2011 651
2012 674
2013 673
2014 684
2015 674

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18
2006 18.9
2007 17.2
2008 17.8
2009 17.6
2010 19.1
2011 19.1
2012 19.8
2013 20.4
2014 19
2015 18.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.18923327895595
2006 0.13747954173486
2007 0.15789473684211
2008 0.17826825127334
2009 0.20578778135048
2010 0.20634920634921
2011 0.20583717357911
2012 0.21661721068249
2013 0.24219910846954
2014 0.26608187134503
2015 0.28338278931751

Compare Walter J. Mitchell Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,343.0% 13.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,840.0% 18.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.3%
 
State Average 48.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public PK - 05 674 18.4:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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