School Details

Mark Twain Junior High School

707 Emerald Avenue, Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 576-4814
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 650 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

31%
51%
86%
39%
42%
60%
29%
36%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
23%
50%
32%
43%
57%
6%
12%
31%
43%
42%
52%
43%
55%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mark Twain Junior High School is a public middle school in Modesto. The principal of Mark Twain Junior High School is Michael Berhorst, who can be contacted at berhorst.m@monet.k12.ca.us. 650 students attend Mark Twain Junior High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the Mark Twain Junior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 650 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mark Twain Junior High School is 20:1. Franklin Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 64%
Asian 8% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 15231%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.9%
Filipino 0.1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 80%
Limited English proficiency 30% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    it is a great school and has the best perfect attendence in all of the mosto jr high schools

  • (8 years ago)

    Great Life Skills class. My child has grown much in her two years at Mark Twain. The Principle and The school teachers are excellent at preparing student for the next jump high school.They strive to focus all their efforts to testing and academics. Few things concern me though they put too much time into meeting the state standard of testing and scores some get left behind.Those that get the cold shoulder never speak up themselve...my child tells me. I've tried to talk other parents but they let it slide.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has just finished 7 th grade at Mark Twain and had a great year. All of his teachers were helpful and dedicated to being accessable the students.I made a point to speak to most of the teachers every week and had no problem catching any of them after school.Many of them stayed long after school to accomodate several students with extra instruction.There is a wonderful after school program at Mark Twain that I feel more students would benefit from participating in.The only thing I would say is sunstandard is the school lunch.. It is the same food and same menu that the students have been eating throughout elementary school.They offer little nutritional value since the foods are processed foods!Offer a huge salad and fruit bar!

  • (11 years ago)

    Mark Twain Jr. High is a very 'aware' school. This is my Daughter's first year there. And if I had some of her Teachers I think I would have enjoyed school like she does. The Science Lab with Mr. Menshew Well let me just say 'wow'. He had the greatest class on a Wednasday Night. I think there was as many parents as students (even the Principal) in there. A click of a button here your looking there. There is something constantly happening in there its great. Im really excited about this school and it only just started. Great job.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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