Students, parents, and educators will work together to ensure that all students are safe, heard, respected, challenged, included, and valued every day to prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to our world.
Mitchell Elementary will create environments, curricula, and instructional methods that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, experiences of all students ensuring all students feel safe, heard, respected, challenged, included, and valued.
General Billy Mitchell was an Army officer who assisted General John J. Pershing in forming the American Expeditionary Forces’ aviation program. This program later became the United States Air Force. He advocated looking and thinking ahead. Mitchell personified bold imagination and clear vision which has historically been the hallmark of America’s greatest military airmen. Mitchell Elementary proudly displays his name as we also strive for visionary greatness! Go Mustangs!
Encouraging positive behavior
Mitchell utilizes PAX, a good behavior model aimed at creating a therapeutic environment within classrooms. Through this program, students learn important self-management skills while collaborating to make their classroom a peaceful and productive learning environment. Students start their year with a vision for the classroom in which they discuss what they do - and don't - want to see. Throughout the year, teachers utilize a positive reward system to achieve vision through various games and brain breaks. This curriculum helps prevent behavioral concerns and promotes positive relationships between students.
As a neighborhood school, our faculty at Mitchell takes a personal interest in mentoring our students, particularly those who lack strong adult role models in their lives. This personal attention to identifying and working through social/emotional learning (SEL) issues has resulted in decreased behavior issues across the board. We seek to create high-quality learning experiences that educate the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Equity pilot school
Tulsa Public Schools believes that our schools are the unit for change. Mitchell Elementary is proud to be an equity pilot school that is engaging in equity design, practices, and resourcing.
Here at Mitchell Elementary, our staff and faculty work hard to create a calm and inviting atmosphere for students and their families. We want parents involved in the learning process, and we encourage two-way communication frequently through surveys, one-on-one meetings, or even a quick chat in the car line during pickup.
733 N. 73 E. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74115
Mitchell's Year-Long Priorities
- Build a supportive learning environment to motivate our students.
- Use research based models of excellence with fidelity to push rigor.
- Be driven by data to set high expectations.
- Build collaboration among stakeholders to infuse additional student supports.