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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
All of the teachers fit well into the neighborhood school feel in this school. Teachers know their own kids well and have at least a cursory closeness with the children outside their class.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
Grade appropriate homework and time requirements employed. There could be a greater focus on fundamental math and matching assigned homework to the cognitive abilities of the children. Giving a second grader an area problem makes little sense when they don't have a solid grasp of multiplication. Reading and writing are strongly supported with a solid curriculum.


Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
A great deal of focus spent teaching students to be respectful of one another. The kids come away with a sense of being able to put themselves in someone else's shoes.



- a parent
Great neighborhood school with supportive, friendly and caring teachers and staff. Love the sense of community prevalent within the school.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
For first grade the amount seemed very appropriate. Nothing too extreme, but reading together very encouraged.




- a parent
An ideal school - caring, talented staff, strong parent community, and a nice sized environment with many opportunities. Very pleased with our choice of school.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
My 6 year old had the most amazing, talented, and caring teacher I can imagine. Any concerns or questions are treated proactively. The school seems to aim to reach each student at their need level. I researched a number of nearby schools, and am confident we chose correctly.



- a parent
All three of my children attended Twain and I was completely pleased with the high level of education they received. It was evident that every teacher cared for his/her students and worked hard to meet their individual needs as best as possible. I would highly recommend Twain to any parent considering this school for their children. Twain has a high percentage of open-enrolled students which only attests to the high quality of education provided here.




- a community member
I was rather surprised to see the negative review posted regarding the office staff and principal. I have always been treated with the utmost respect, kindness and professionalism when walking into the office or speaking with them over the phone. The ladies in the front office are adored by many parents and students alike. The review does not match the character of the woman I have known for several years. I believe the review of the principal is uncharacteristic of him as well. He has always been very welcoming and professional. I would suggest to any possible new parent to meet with them and base your opinion off of your personal experience as the previous review does not adequately describe the individuals I know.



- a parent
In terms of having children with Dyslexia, Twain has done fairly well. We are on our 8th year at the school. In the beginning they were slow to help us figure out that our children had learning disorders. When I figured it out privately, they worked with us fairly well (this was 5 years ago).There have been staff changes in the reading department, which is never good for kids who get attached to great reading teachers. There has also been quite a bit of change in teachers. The 5th grade changes have resulted in a very good 5th grade teacher this 2013-2014 school year. The prior 5th grade situation was not great for kids with L.D. One 5th grade teacher only likes to teach to kids who fit within a "box" the other was new and knew less than we did as parents. The new 5th grade teacher, if she stays, is a huge positive to the 5th grade. The principal at Twain works well with parents with children with learning disabilities but his focus is really on the gifted kids. My kids have fairly moderate to mild Dyslexia and I have had to stay very involved and engaged in the process, which parents really should. So together with parents and teachers and admin. it has worked pretty well.

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Last modified Twain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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