I love the teachers at Mark Twain. The kids are learning respect for others, and other valuable social skills. Test scores do not tell the whole story.
I am going to be a 5 grade student that goes to Mark Twain Elementary School and I think it is an awful school. The principle is rude to parents, the staff workers, and the kids. Ms. King is very rude. She yells at kids when she doesn't even need to. My mom is very unhappy there. Im unhappy there. The only reason i go there is my older sister goes to West Campus. So its easier for my mom i just go to Mark Twain. They need to fix up the playground and the bathrooms. The teachers are very nice though, and the Staff workers. That is what I wanted to say about Mark Twain Elementary School.
I'm a grandparent and i'm also a child sitter in the preschool. The teachers are great. I wish more parents would help out. They should NOT think that we can do it all. Parents should have more interaction with thier kids and the school.
This school may be next to West Campus (which happens to be one of the only decent H.S.'s in the district... but this school is a wreck. While the K-3 may be decent to ok... the 4th-6th grades are a joke. This school is a wreck due to the Principle... she's at war with her staff, and it shows. Throw the bag out and and get someone new and fresh... out with the old!
This is an excellent school in part because it is hidden away in a quiet residential area that has very little traffic and also because it has a great relationship with West Campus high school which is in the same lot. The teachers there are awesome. My child is GATE student as are many of her classmates and I would not have her go to any other school. I have no concerns for her at Mark Twain and I think it's great that the kids are able to share West Campus cafeteria and save the school money as well as save energy. They use their own cafeteria on shorten days or minimum days.
My kid is now in fourth grade and has been going to this school since kindergarten. She is doing great and is respectful and is advanced reading at 7th grade level thanks to the treachers here and the student tutors that visit her school regularly from the high school on the north side of her school. I don't think there is any other elementary school in the city that has that kind of special perk. I am very happy with Mak Twain
The teachers are very caring and considerate of their students. They focus on teaching standards and allowing the students to express themselves. I feel that the school is safe and that the staff does an excellent job at creating a very caring and nurturing learning environment.
my child had a bad experience they never send home homework and then the would ask for it to be turned in and don't like the teachers tons of bullying I would pick up my child and she would be in tears the would try to force her to read and the discipline was horrible putting a 1st g in with 5th g that were picking on her one day I was eating lunch with her and they told the kids in the lunch room to shut up and eat or they would throw there food in the trash this school should be shut down the principle is horrible favors kids and my child was left out when she needed extra help in school and they told me I had to work with her and the extra help this schooI have no respect for they dont care about the kids because of mark tewain my child is behind in school and hadd to spend money to get her help we send are kids to school for them to learn are tax dollars pay for this wow what a waste my child said that she is so happy that she will be going the keller and all I have hard is awesome things about keller
Mark Twain Elementary is a great school. There are extra supports for students and a focus on improving student achievement. The overall student behavior seems to have improved over the years. The teachers give a lot of extra effort to tutoring and working with the students to meet their learning needs. There is currently an immense effort to engage more parents in their children's learning through the Parent Action Team.
i went to mark twain and now i am in hs. at mark twain there were some really awesome teachers there for example mr.brown was a really nice man, mr.bernard helped me with my math. they had the after school START program there and at once i was enrolled in it. even now i still go to mark twain and visit some teachers or volunteer at START. it is really a good school.
I would like to say that I have been so pleased with the following teaches-Mr.Wenzel,Mr.Chase and lastly Mr.Brown.Both of my children ,when in these classes ,were happy and eager to go to school each day!They have thrived at Mark Twain!
I have the oppurtunity to speak from 2 point of views-as a former student of the school and now a parent of 2 students that now attend Mark Twain.As a student in the mid 90's-this was a horrible school.I had a horrible teacher,there were mean bullies that were my classmates and the whole curriculum was awful.As a student,I have absolutely no happy or positive memories attending Mark Twain.Now,I am slightly happier with the way the school has improved.My 8 year old loves this school and the teachers also my 11 year old stepson.The principal has really worked on improving the school and we all really like her alot.The teachers are polite and so helpful and really caring.They also do Student assemblies where 3 children are picked from a class every month or so and are given awards recognizing their efforts and successes which I think is amazing.
Pre-School was disappointing. Teachers did not have a curriculum. My child was 'exposed' to minimal letters, numbers and colors one percent of the school year. Teachers did not hold parent/teacher conferences. Two days before the school year was out, teachers asked parents to take time out of their busy day to attend a class parent/teacher 'conference' where they covered absolutely nothing; only to request signatures on two parent teacher conference forms. Fact: my child learned more in month at Montessori School than she did at Mark Twain Elm. Pre-School in a year. I also noticed that my child had less respect for her peers, lacked structure and direction in class. I am confident that Mark Twain will offer a better KG program.
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