Mark Twain is 239 for the Gifted and Talented

8/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
122
Grades
6-8
Students
1,300
Type
Public
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Academics
10/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


English
88%
State avg: 37%
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Math
87%
State avg: 34%
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Biology I
99%
State avg: 78%
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5/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is contributing to student learning at about the same rate as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
54%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
28%
Black
9%
Hispanic
6%
Two or more races
3%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Students per counselor
1312 :1
State avg: 385 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
11%
State avg: 8%
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122 Reviews
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1 10
Neighborhood
2401 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
PRINCIPAL - MS. KAREN DITOLLA - Principal
(718) 266-1693
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Last modified: June 19, 2017
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