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Mark Twain Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2014

This school does great with children who have sever disabilities. How ever with that being said they are not so good with kindergarden! The teachers are allowed to favor certain children making others feel left out. The test score for this school are horrible! My son is slightly hyper (due to him being a 5 year old!) and they suggested putting him on pills even though I stated more than once that this is not an option!! They are never up to date with schedules and expect way to much of a kindergartner! Acting as if preschool is a requirement!! I am happy to say my son will be going to a new school next year! I am willing to drive across town to make sure my child gets the attention and education he deserves instead of having to be constantly discipline for simply being new to how school works! They do no preparing for them and they don't even celebrate graduations!!! If I could is give zero stars but my kids like the swings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

This school is great if you have a severely disabled child. My older child went to school here and did amazing, my younger child has been going here for the 2011-2012 school year and it was a total waste of time. My child is a very hyper child and was put with a teacher that couldnt deal with a hyper child. My child spent the whole year in trouble and was labeled as a problem child. This school puts kinder kids in detention instead of teaching them how to handle in class situations. Kindergarden is a year to learn how to conduct themselfe in the classroom and with other children. Mark Twain does not teach this they just have an office full of kindergardeners in detention missing resess. The ladies in the office are amazing the rest of the support staff as well, but the teacher my child had was teaching the wrong grade and the principal and assistant principal are no help at all. I pulled my child from this school and at the new school it took 5 minutes for the staff to realize what my child needed and offer help. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED with Mark Twain. My child started to hate school thankfully at the new school things are looking better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

It is a fantastic school that has a specialty for working with special needs students.


Posted May 3, 2010

I think the school is good lots of teacher involvement. I do think the homework needs to be given out more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

My child went to Mark Twain and I was very unhappy with the school and the staff that I come into contact with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Mark Twain does a great job of including severely disabled students in the regular education classrooms. The staff is wonderful!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2009

The staff are amazing, because the school is small each child is known as an individual by all teachers. Gives me a piece of mind that they have my son in their best interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

Mark Twain is a good school. What I like most about the school is the ratio. This gives the kids more one on one with their teachers.
—Submitted by an administrator


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

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native American50%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current40%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female62%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American60%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students31%
Female21%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female52%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students36%
Female33%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities25%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 59%
White 23% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 10%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 3% 2%
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 71%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6316 Constitution NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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