Annie R. Mitchell

11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Annie R. Mitchell

Annie R. Mitchell was an African American educator and civil rights leader who dedicated her life to improving the educational opportunities for African American children in the South. Born in rural Georgia in 1874, she was the daughter of a former slave and a freedwoman. Growing up in poverty, she was determined to make a better life for herself and her family.
At the age of 19, she moved to Atlanta and enrolled in Atlanta University, graduating in 1896. After completing her studies, she began teaching in rural Georgia and quickly gained a reputation as an excellent teacher. She was also an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), working to promote civil rights and educational opportunities for African Americans.
In the early 1920s, Mitchell was appointed as the first African American principal of a public school in the state of Georgia. During her tenure, she worked to improve the quality of education for African American students, and was instrumental in increasing the number of African American teachers and administrators in the state.
Annie R. Mitchell was a pioneer in the struggle for civil rights and educational equality in the South. Her commitment to improving the lives of African Americans through education has had a lasting impact on generations of students.

Address:

2121 E. Laura Ave.
Visalia, CA 93292

Phone:

(559) 622-3195

Site:

vusd.org

Grades:

K – 6

Enrollment:

732 students

Overview Annie R. Mitchell

Annie R. Mitchell serves 732 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Annie R. Mitchell placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Annie R. Mitchell

Annie R. Mitchell is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Annie R. Mitchell is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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