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Mitchell School
187 Brookline St, Needham, MA 02492
Mitchell is an elementary school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Mike Schwinden is the principal. TheMore school is named for William Mitchell, who donated land to Needham in the first half of the 20th century. The school opened in 1951 and now includes 22 classrooms, with art, technology, music and physical education departments.
Mitchell School Park
187 Brookline St, Needham, MA 02492
The park at Mitchell School features a basketball court, two youth diamonds and a playground. Visitors can find parkingMore off of Brookline Ave. and Lindbergh Ave.
Town of Needham: Public Schools
1330 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Needham Public Schools encompass eight separate facilities ranging from pre-Kindergarten to high school. Broadmeadow,More Eliot, Hillside, Mitchell and Newman comprise the five elementary schools (K-5, with an integrated preschool program at Newman), High Rock School houses the community's sixth graders, and the Pollard Middle School (7 & 8) and Needham High School round out the remaining institutions.

The FY10 School Department Operating Budget is $45,382,885, with 88% devoted to salaries, 10% for purchase of service and 2% going to expenses. Enrollment in 2008-2009 was 2,621 in Pre K-5, 1,104 at the middle school level and 1,404 in high school. The average class size is between 20 and 22.

The Superintendent's Office is located in the Emery Grover Administration Building, located at 1330 Highland Avenue. Daniel E. Gutekanst is the Superintendent of Schools and Joyce Wiggin is the Administrative Assistant. Members of the community are urged to contact the office with questions, ideas and concerns at dan_gutekanst@needham.k12.ma.us.