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Mark Twain Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 26, 2011

Mark Twain is an excellent school. The faculty and staff strive to make learning a great experience for the children. I want to thank all of them for thier hard work and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

I was largely disappointed in this school, it's teachers and staff. When I enrolled my son for first grade, he was placed with one teacher. But they had more children enrolled for first grade than they had planned for, so each of the three teachers were able to choose which children they wanted to keep in their class and which ones they wanted to be placed in the 'new' class. Since it was my sons first year attending and the teacher did not know him, my son was designated for the 'new' class. Because each of the three teachers were able to 'get rid of' the children they already knew to be 'problems', the 'new' class they created was extremely disruptive and could not provide a safe and/or structured learning environment. There was not a lot of parental involvement and I never got the impression anyone really cared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

Mark Twain elementary had the program called raising readers was very interesting and good info for parents how to help kids reading at home. I would like to go to those programs more in the near future . I was actually suprised with the raising readers progrgam that we went in October. I like the cleaniness of the school although picking up the kids after school was a little challenge because small parking lot at loading area for parent. School lunch time is short for students to finish their lunch, my opion is students had enough food but not enough time to eat so they can have enough energy for afternoon studying. Also, it's also help to make parent to feel more welcome in the classrooms or shool so they can get involve in school activities because 11 members in PTA is very low count.
—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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
13%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students60%
Female50%
Male70%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Special education30%
Not special education65%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low income100%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Special education15%
Not special education71%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income91%
Special education23%
Not special education73%
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female69%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low income91%
Special education15%
Not special education58%
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Black60%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income41%
Not low income67%
Special education18%
Not special education51%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black73%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income52%
Not low income83%
Special education18%
Not special education64%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female55%
Male40%
Black67%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income41%
Not low income72%
Special education18%
Not special education52%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 40% 20%
Black 19% 5%
White 12% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 133%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Doug Rutherford

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2450 South Star Lake Rd
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 945-3100

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