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!
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.
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. ; )
I moved to this area because of the school. I love this school, and my 3 kids love it just as much.
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.
Great school with educators that are really interested in helping the students learn and grow!
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.
Very nice school. Love Ms. Ryan. She brings a new kind of spark to the school. She is very kind, warm and friendly.
Our three kids have had fantastic teachers every year at Twain. Parents are very involved, and the school is just all around excellent.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
They Really care about the wellbeing of the kids ! The Principle is Awesome, soooo everything else is Awesome !
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
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.
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.
2 generations of my family have gone to this wonderful neighborhood school! The staff, teachers, and parents are wonderful. It really is a great place of community!
Twain boasts wonderful and supportive teachers on a beautiful, historic campus. It is a California Distinguished school and has won the Blue Ribbon award twice! Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated. As a parent I enjoy working with my childrens teachers to provide the best education available in the area! I count it a privilege to send three of my children to Twain.
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