Mitchell Elementary School (1908- ) can claim the distinction of being the longest continuously operating school within the Richmond public school system.
The school and a nearby island were named after Richmond pioneer Alex Mitchell.
The school began with one room and served students from Grades 1 to 8. Eventually, in 1922, a second classroom was added and the school raised in order to provide a basement.
For information on all Richmond schools, go to the City of Richmond Archives. http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/archives/exhibits/schools/list.htm