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About This School

Twain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Long Beach. The principal of Twain Elementary School is Ellen Ryan, whose e-mail is eryan@lbschools.net. 663 students go to Twain Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Twain Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 663 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Twain Elementary School is 19:1. Bethany Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 38% 16%
Hispanic 33% 52%
Filipino 3% 4%
Unspecified 3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 82567%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 17%
Asian 11% 8%
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 68%
Limited English proficiency 5% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I can't say enough good things about Twain! My daughter started kindergarten here last year and it has been a wonderful experience for her and our entire family. The principal PTA and staff are very involved and as a result have created a great learning environment!

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent of twins with Autism finding the right school to meet their needs has and will always be my priority. The last 4 years at Twain has been outstanding. The teachers principal counselor etc have always been supportive of my children and their special needs. I could always talk to them about needs and issues that were developing and we worked together to ensure my children had what they needed to be successful. The schoool always includes kids with special needs in any and all activities that the regular ed kids were doing. This made my children and I feel like part of the Twain family. I wish my kids could stay at this school until 12th grade with same wonderful staff that has helped them developed in so many areas during the past 4 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful neighborhood school! Only downside ~ it only goes up to 5th grade. Great PTA - well organized! Tons of Parent Volunteers on a daily basis. The Principal and the Teachers really care about their students. Life is a bit easier since students have to wear uniform. ; )

  • (4 years ago)

    I moved to this area because of the school. I love this school and my 3 kids love it just as much.

  • (4 years ago)

    My Grandchildren are going (and have gone) to Mark Twain. It is a terrific school inclusive activities great teachers and a wonderful principal loved by all the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school with educators that are really interested in helping the students learn and grow!

  • (4 years ago)

    Twain has great teachers and has a sense of a family commitment

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is wonderful to work with especially if you have a child attending Special Education classes. They include students with special needs in all their acitivities.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very nice school. Love Ms. Ryan. She brings a new kind of spark to the school. She is very kind warm and friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our three kids have had fantastic teachers every year at Twain. Parents are very involved and the school is just all around excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Twain is a group of amazing teacher students other staff and involved parents. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in a positive education for their children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Twain ! I and all my 6 siblings have gone there. My 2 youngest siblings go there now & Im proud to be a VIP.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding teachers great school spirit children achieve great goals and the learning is phenomenal. I love my kids school...keep the great job Mark Twain

  • (4 years ago)

    They Really care about the wellbeing of the kids ! The Principle is Awesome soooo everything else is Awesome !

  • (4 years ago)

    Ms. Ryan the principle has made all the difference in Twain. Her excitement & energy spreads to the staff & teachers. I went to Twain as well as my wife. Its a beautiful school & needs the $$ for our Great kids !

  • (4 years ago)

    We love Twain because of Ms. Ryan and all the wonderful staff as well as all of the extremely involved parents. Ms. Ryan has created a wonderful family like atmosphere. I enjoy working in my daughters class and love seeing so much involvement by other parents grandparents and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    It feels like home. There is such a great parent involvement and the principal and staff give heart and souls into making your children the best that they can be.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mark Twain elementary school is a gem! A lovely old Mission-style campus with it's original bell tower and grounds provides a scenic and historic place for our children to learn. All of the teachers are motivated to provide the highest degree of education and development for our kids. I feel Twain is unique in it's desire to show our children the great importance of honoring our Veterans through our annual Veteran's Day tribute. Twain is family-centered in all aspects of learning and relies heavily on the tremendous amount of parent participation it receives from the community. This makes it very easy for me as a parent to stay involved in every facet of my son's education. We feel very blessed to call Mark Twain home.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are amazing! All the staff is very caring to the students. As a parent I feel like I always know what is going on in the classes which helps me be able to work with the teachers in order to give the kids the best learning environment possible. Simply the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    Best school ever! Great caring teachers and staff. A great colaboraton between the Principal teachers and a very supportive PTA. The best school in Long beach where our children can learn a solid foundation based on Respect Responsability and Caring for others.

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