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Twain Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 898 students

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Posted February 14, 2014

I am a 7th Grader at Mark Twain Middle School. I think that it's the best school ever. It's soo much better than Carl Sandburg because we don't tolerate fight, bullying, etc..


Posted June 16, 2010

After two years in this school, I was releaved of leaving, but also a little sad. Mark Twain Midle School was an adventure never forgotten and my teachers were totally awesome. It seemed like the teachers were like us students and the majority of us became friends. Of couse there some tough times in school, but the good times were to be appriciated in one's lifetime. Although the school's daily situations for student socializing seemed a bit high school drama-ish, it was fun being a Twain Tiger!


Posted November 28, 2009

We have been nothing but pleased with the staff and faculty of Mark Twain. The new principal has created a full committed learning environment and the kids are thriving. Kudos to Mark Twain Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Much better now. A whole new staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

Great school with great teachers who really care and try to help their students.


Posted December 6, 2006

I think both comments are true. My child was in the GTC for 2 years and had great teachers and learned a lot. However the electives and PE were often full of kids who did not want to learn or behave, teachers really had their hands full. The principal struck me as proactive and responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

Mark Twain Middle School is a rowdy and uncontrolled environment unsuitable for learning. Teachers also gave pointless busy work often and seemed careless at times. This school is good though in it's variety of after school activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 7, 2006

My son went to Twain for the GT program in 2003-05, and I found the principal and teachers to be a caring, supportive team. The principal is 'on the ball,' and she sets the tone for the rest of the school. Any problems I had were handled immediately. Even the security guard loves his job & knows most students by name.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students89%
Male students78%
Black students77%
Asian students90%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial96%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students43%
Female students51%
Male students36%
Black students16%
Asian students74%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient students34%
Proficient in English46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students78%
Female students80%
Male students76%
Black students61%
Asian students86%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial83%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students80%
Male students69%
Black students65%
Asian students90%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial75%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students79%
Female students81%
Male students76%
Black students72%
Asian students90%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial88%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students72%
Female students70%
Male students74%
Black students58%
Asian students79%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial69%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students98%
Black students96%
Asian students98%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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  • Ms. Aimee Holleb

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Drama
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