In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

Mission Statement & Core Belief

J.W. Mitchell High School believes the We Make Excellence Matter. Mustangs do this every day, every lesson, every class period, and every time.

Mustangs are


Empowered by COMMUNITY

  • Building strong connections by collaborating and communicating effectively

  • Establishing community partnerships through volunteer and mentor programs

  • Encouraging an appreciation and respect for diversity

  • Instilling citizenship and pride in school and self

  • Utilizing teamwork and the sharing of resources school-wide


  • Acting with responsibility, honesty, and dignity

  • Taking accountability for one’s actions and beliefs

  • Respecting yourself, others, and the learning environment

  • Leading by example

  • Adapting a positive attitude

Dedicated to EXCELLENCE

  • Offering a variety of tools and resources for success

  • Embracing challenges with open mindedness, enthusiasm and flexibility

  • Believing that excellence extends beyond the classroom

  • Providing curriculum that meets high standards

  • Celebrating successful learning