Mitchell Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Ashia Bell
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Black and gold
Motto: Great learners, self managers, striving high for the best. Mitchell meteors are on a quest.
Year Opened: 1992
Phone: (469) 752-2800
Fax: (469) 752-2801
4223 Briargrove Lane
Dallas, TX 75287
AchievementsDistinction Designation earned in: Academic Achievement in reading/ELA, mathematics, Top 25 Percent Student Progress and Postsecondary Readiness; Top 25 Percent Student Progress distinction earned; Exemplary Writing award; Texas Successful Schools; Governor's Certificate for Outstanding Excellence; district PTA Reflections contest winners; student winners in district and regional Science Fair; National Word Masters; and National Social Studies Olympiad.
Campus ProgramsEnvironmental club; Cultural Diversity Fair; English as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; PTA Reflections; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); PASAR after-school childcare; and after-school tutoring.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesInnovative grant money for teachers provided by PTA; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); numerous parent volunteer opportunities; reading buddies; Key Communicators; Dad's club; and WATCHDOGS Dads.
Community/Business PartnershipsDallas Museum of Art; Kroger; Picasso’s; Regions Bank; Target; and Tom Thumb.
History of Mitchell
The school is named for Dr. Oliver Tate Mitchell. He was born near Corsicana, Texas, on December 25, 1880. He received his literary education at Trinity University and graduated from the American Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Mitchell married Annie Jackson of Renner, Texas, and began his practice in Renner. They settled in Plano about 1929. Dr. Mitchell practiced extensively in the Plano-Renner-Richardson area. He served on the Plano ISD board from 1942-48.
Mitchell Elementary opened in 1992 at a cost of $3.9 million.