School Details

Twain Middle School

2411 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 738-9745
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 577 students 18 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
63%
77%
57%
62%
79%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • San Antonio Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
57%
75%
35%
45%
67%
40%
47%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • San Antonio Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
83%
76%
68%
79%
57%
54%
71%
29%
40%
62%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • San Antonio Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
70%
81%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • San Antonio Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Twain Middle School is a public middle school in San Antonio. The principal of Twain Middle School is CHRISTOPHER CASTRO, whose e-mail is twainms@saisd.net. 577 students go to Twain Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Twain Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 577 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Twain Middle School is 18:1. Higgs Carter King Gifted & Talente is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 93%
Limited English proficiency 18% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 89% 88%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I was a student at this school. I am now a senior in high school so this was a while back but many of the teachers are the same and generations are getting worse so I assume the attitude is the same. The first day of middle school I was bullied and the bullying would continue until 8th grade to the very last day. I hear bullying isn't too bad at Tafolla so if anything I would recommend going over there. If it weren't for the teachers I would give this school 1 star and even that would be too nice. The teachers I had were wonderful and the only teachers I was unhappy with was a math teacher who taught Algebra 1 through the internet instead of teaching it to us herself. And since Algebra is pretty much the basis of all other math courses I have struggled and had to relearn Algebra 1. The teachers were great in there subjects.. if only they could teach them. At one time my history teacher had a breakdown and threw a desk almost out the window. Fights are constant because bullying is constant and who wouldn't want the courage to finally "take care" of their bullies. Because the administration certainly didn't. I told them about my situation and they did nothing for me.

  • (1 year ago)

    Twain has changed A LOT in the past year! Parents are respected and appreciated students are challenged academically and the teachers are happier. Twain even received an award for their academic performance from the State. The principal change has been a great one! Keep it up Twain!

  • (3 years ago)

    twain is not the worst school it just needs fixing and you know wat ppl that dont like twain............students and teachers there love this school and thats why students go there and thats why teachers work there bc twain is a cool school..im not saying its the best school but i have to say that its one of the best school.we r not like whittier is alot more strikter so thats why its in good condistion but twain is a little thats why its like that.you know i think whittier is a great school but its all our opinons. all im saying is that at least yall have tried twain and at least yall reconised uS . im saying that twain is an awesome school and thats coming from my opinion and my mouth!!!!!GO TWAIN and GO BEARCATS WHOOO!!!!!!!! oh and i am a student and going to twain middle school

  • (4 years ago)

    I have my daughter in this school and its has been the worse decision i've ever made. Bullying in this school for girls is out of hand even several teachers have admitted that its beyond worst what they have seen in other district. The number of pregnant 6th graders has disgusted me as well as number of 8th graders skipping class or walking halls. The principal has no regard for his students nor for the parents seeking to help their children. My child was assualted and her phone stolen by a bully yet this bully was only suspended for one day and when I went to speak with the principal about this all I got was that he didn't want to hear it and passed it off to others that knew nothing of the situation. The situation worsen due to his undermining of my concern and even openly mocking me. I would never recommend this school to anyone and would rather drive across town to another school if I have too. I hope that any parent with their child currently enrolled or thinking of having them there please look at the ratings and reviews on this. It would have saved my family this undue stress if we did so.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our family being prior military has attended several schools in the US. My sons who are now in college attended schools in the NEISD and NISD. My daughter had attended school in the NEISD until we moved into the SAISD. I don't know about other middle schools in SAISD BUT we are currently moving back to the NEISD area due to Twain M/S. This is after 4 meetings at the school in a months time. Four meetings because one teacher who scheduled two meetings was a no show. Actually 2 NO CALL/NO SHOWS! I was present and the nurse and counselor were present for all meetings and the Assist. Principal was present for the second meeting and 4th. The teacher who set up the appointments neglected to inform anyone that she wasn't attending. (I only know she didn't attend the 2nd because of an emergency she had to attend to - which turned out to be just a flat tire). Due to this teacher and the principal - he was in NO WAY helpful in the whole ordeal AND when I mentioned the Superintendent he stated that he wouldn't be able to do anything about it anyway. This attitude is in NO Way conducive to a childs educational/emotional/physical well being!

  • (5 years ago)

    i AM STRONGLY HAPPY WITH THE NEW PRONCIPAL IN THIS SCHOOL. IVE NEVER SEEN WHERE THE STAFF IS OUTSIDE MAKING USRE THE KIDS ARE COMING TO SCHOOL AND NOT SKIPPING OUT

  • (7 years ago)

    I really love this school. I am a 6th grader here and I LOVE it here. The sports are great the clubs are so much fun! There's just so much to offer at Mark Twain Middle School.

  • (7 years ago)

    I proudly teach 6th English Language Arts at Twain. I feel honored to be apart of the Twain team. The teachers go out of their way to connect with their students and parents. All of the teachers really care about their student's academic success. This year we have started several extracurricular activities that support student's overall development and content areas. Our science club journalism club literary club and drama club are a great addition to our exisiting mariachi band choir and sports programs. Our PTA has strong leadership and is very supported at the school. Twain is making great leaps and our students will benefit greatly.

  • (10 years ago)

    Twain middle school is wrost school in SA Tx.Because due to lack of proper supervison of students caused many fights and incidents agmong pupils.I belive that Twain MS. should have a new principal with a firm grip with displine and a new vice principal with a frim grip with displine

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