School Details

Twain Middle School

4700 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 313-3700
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 898 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
84%
75%
43%
77%
61%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
83%
71%
74%
81%
70%
79%
80%
62%
72%
83%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
84%
76%
100%
84%
76%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfax County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Twain Middle School is a public middle school in Rose Hill. The principal of Twain Middle School is Ms. Aimee Holleb. 898 children attend Twain Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 898 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Twain Middle School is 18:1. Burgundy Farm Country Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 37% 46%
Hispanic 28% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I am a 7th Grader at Mark Twain Middle School. I think that it's the best school ever. It's soo much better than Carl Sandburg because we don't tolerate fight bullying etc..

  • (4 years ago)

    After two years in this school I was releaved of leaving but also a little sad. Mark Twain Midle School was an adventure never forgotten and my teachers were totally awesome. It seemed like the teachers were like us students and the majority of us became friends. Of couse there some tough times in school but the good times were to be appriciated in one's lifetime. Although the school's daily situations for student socializing seemed a bit high school drama-ish it was fun being a Twain Tiger!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been nothing but pleased with the staff and faculty of Mark Twain. The new principal has created a full committed learning environment and the kids are thriving. Kudos to Mark Twain Middle School.

  • (5 years ago)

    Much better now. A whole new staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school with great teachers who really care and try to help their students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think both comments are true. My child was in the GTC for 2 years and had great teachers and learned a lot. However the electives and PE were often full of kids who did not want to learn or behave teachers really had their hands full. The principal struck me as proactive and responsive.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mark Twain Middle School is a rowdy and uncontrolled environment unsuitable for learning. Teachers also gave pointless busy work often and seemed careless at times. This school is good though in it's variety of after school activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son went to Twain for the GT program in 2003-05 and I found the principal and teachers to be a caring supportive team. The principal is 'on the ball ' and she sets the tone for the rest of the school. Any problems I had were handled immediately. Even the security guard loves his job & knows most students by name.

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Overall score

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