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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 and can be contacted at berhorst.m@monet.k12.ca.us. 650 students go to Mark Twain Junior High School and are mostly 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 student to teacher ratio 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 Rating & 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!

  • (10 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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