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About This School

Mark Twain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Iowa City. 236 students go to Mark Twain Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 81% of the 236 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mark Twain Elementary School is 11:1. Longfellow Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 69%
Hispanic 22% 8%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Mark Twain is a great school. My children attend and look forward to going to school everyday. The staff is always caring and willing to listen. Go Mark Twain Tigers!!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This the best elementary school in Iowa City. Don't let the rating fool you. Come to the school and find out yourself.

  • (1 year ago)

    An absolutely fantastic school with unbelievable teachers staff and principal! I would urge any prospective Iowa City parent to come check it out.

  • (1 year ago)

    Phenomenal teachers and a diverse student body. My son is a very very young Kindergartner and already a few months into his experience at Twain he's reading books on his own adding and subtracting and meeting so many friends from different backgrounds. Most important He's in love with learning and looks forward to school every day. We've had a great experience so far.

  • (1 year ago)

    The best school in all of Iowa City. Great leadership wonderful and caring teachers. I would not want our daughter to be in any other school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Twain has a truly remarkable staff of very dedicated teachers led by a strong attentive and committed principal and supported by an excellent staff. I literally cannot say enough good things about the education that my daughter has received at this school. The school's motto is "We are a responsible caring community" and it is true. The overall holistic commitment to helping students learn and succeed can be felt throughout the school in many many ways. Iowa City is blessed with many strong schools but Twain is the one that I want my daughter to be in.

  • (3 years ago)

    The total atmosphere of the school is incredible. The students have every resource available and teachers staff and the principal that are competent in their fields. The families are warm and welcoming and the faculty members are helpful to any parent or student. They have great community activities and such as a spring carnival and family nights through out the year. Every one cares here. I would not have my child go to any other school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! I have no complaints. Twain has wonderful teachers & staff. I feel very lucky that my children go to such a great school!

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