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About This School

Mark Twain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carson City. The principal of Mark Twain Elementary School is Laura Austin. 558 students attend Mark Twain Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 36% of the Mark Twain Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 558 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mark Twain Elementary School is 16:1. Bethlehem Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 59%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 37%
Limited English proficiency 36% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school does not even come close to the standards I would hope for in a facility to teach my children. Not only do they not challenge students who are faster learners but they seem to cater to esl students more than any one else. The staff seems very frustrated to the fact that they are not allowed to do more for their harder working students as they are pressed to hold true to the "no child left behind" program. Further more there is a huge problem with bullying and racial segregation between the students. My children had to suffer 2 years at this school and we are moving specifically to get them into another school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so impressed with the quality of education my children are receiving at this school. My children have both attended 2 other schools in The Carson City School District and neither of those schools can compare to Mark Twain. The administration is incredible and the teachers and staff are amazing!

  • (5 years ago)

    I won't move out of the district because I want all my kids to attend this school. Great teachers and leadership.

  • (6 years ago)

    I find this school in need of some improvements class structure is very good the staff very helpfull and caring. The district management is the real problem not offering progressive and challenging enviorments for average and advanced students. Its main focus is on below average learnig and esl students. A moderate improvement in this group will help the schools overall average at the expence of the faster learning students. I have joined the pta in hope of helping change the issues I feel need improvement. I have every confidence in the staff

  • (8 years ago)

    Mark Twain Elementary is a great school.Both of my children have great teachers.We moved from CA not to long ago with a not so good school My child was at least 2yrs behind her peers.Not long after starting she was able to read and write without help.Also her teacher(s) called me to tell me how well she was doing and let me know what to expect for homework and classwork.And even asked me if there were any concerns in any subject or matter my child needed help in.I never had a teacher call with good news like that nor had them ask for my input.The staff at this school do an outstanding job.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love Mark Twain. I have three students at this school. I have always been able to find the help needed to solve most any problem. The staff is very open and caring. Wonderful teachers with many years experience. Great involved PTA! For the four school years we have been here Mark Twain gets an A+ from me.

  • (11 years ago)

    I personally believe that this school is not a good school. For the last year I have had nothing but problems with the school. As far as ciriculum is concerned they are not up to par in teaching. The teacher told me that they ranked last in the state like he was boasting why would you want someone like that to teach your children. I could go on but some parents do like that school.

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