Mitchell Elementary

Mitchell Elementary, originally constructed in 1951, is a one-story masonry structure with exterior brick veneer. The school facility is situated on 10 acres in the southeast sector of Ann Arbor. The original structure has experienced at least 6 additions over the years, and currently supports grades Preschool-Grade 5. The Mitchell Elementary site is adjacent to Scarlett Middle School and the buildings share a parking lot.



  • Building Size56,888 sq ft
  • Land Area10 acres


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For the latest bond project news and updates for Mitchell Elementary, please see below.

Mitchell Elementary Bond Project Update – April 13, 2023

  • New Mitchell Elementary


    New elementary school constructed on the Mitchell Elementary/Scarlett Middle School campus.

  • A/C and Lighting Upgrades


    Addition of air conditioning and replacement of existing lights with LED light fixtures. Classrooms to have a dimmable lighting system and new ceiling tiles.

  • Roofing Updates


    Construction and repairs of the school roof.

  • Playground Shaded Trees


    Planted 23 native hardwood trees for shading of playgrounds and other outdoor environments.

  • New Playground Equipment


    New playground equipment was added to school grounds.

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations


    Installation of filtered water bottle filling stations throughout the school.

  • HVAC Building Management System Upgrades


    Updated the school’s Building Management System (BMS) to the latest version including a new graphical interface and mobile, cloud-based access. The upgrades allow for better systems control, improved occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Security Updates


    Update to security system on property.

  • Modular Addition


    An addition of 6 classrooms and flex space were added to the school.

  • Parking Lot Construction


    Reconstruction of school parking lot and driveway, as well as storm water improvements.

  • Cafeteria and Kitchen Improvements


    Updates were completed to the school kitchen and cafeteria.

  • New Classroom Furniture


    New, flexible, classroom furniture was added to create a more accessible, engaging and student-centered environment.

  • New Musical Instruments


    Purchase of new musical instruments and pianos for music classrooms and auditoriums.

  • Building Addition


    An addition was added to the building.

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