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Mark Twain Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 436 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2014

I have a child in second grade. We have been blessed with wonderful teachers each year. We are also blessed that South Haven Baptist interacts with our school regularly throughout the year. I believe parental involvement is greatly lacking. Principal has been very friendly and seems to know every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

First I must say this school did not do anything to me to write such negative words in regarding their school. I was at this school signing my children up for school , and had the opprituity to observe as I waited for paperwork. First I seen the staff over reacting to parents request to walk her crying boy to his classroom. They made the parent feel as though she was not welcomed ,and yelled at the woman in a sarcastic way. I seen children all around to watch MTE staff act as if they were correction officers rather then a positive rolemodel to our children. One little boy was crying in the hall as he was lost the staff at MTE passed him without even asking what's wrong. To put your child in the care of such people is a mistake. If you want the best for your child ......RUN . I never did leave my children there as I didn't want to have my children being exposed to such cruelty. Not to mention the smell of the building made my stomach turn, might have a mold issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

I like this school. The kids there are very nice and the teachers are exceptionally nice! I Suggest your kids going here.


Posted September 10, 2012

This school has a very big bulling problem and the problem is ignored. I had to move my kids from this school because of this problem. As for parent involvement it doesn't do a lot of good without help on the other end this school don't appreciate parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

So far, I think it is a good school, not the best, or horrible. It is a good school and academically, i have no complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school and the teaching my child received was very uneven. Personal experience with some teaching staff was extremely unprofessional. the principal is doing very little to weed out those teachers who are just 'biding their time,' while they waste the precious time of the students they are trained professionally to serve and inspire.' A lot of bulling goes on there and nothing gets done about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

This is not a good school a lot of bulling goes on there and nothing gets done about it very poor teachers also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

WE need more parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 42% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 46% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 74%
Black 10% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Janell Bagwell
Fax number
  • (417) 888-2584

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Springfield, MO 65807
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