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Mark Twain Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 738 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2013

This school has an open playground, and teachers fail to respect rules on entries to provide security from the wrong person coming into the schools. The classes are too big and there are too many students. Getting information from the teacher is like pulling our child's teeth and when brought up to the principle there is no follow through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

My daughter in first grade, her teacher is very nice and helpful. The reception people not helpful and look like not friendly .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

While brief, it seemed that this school had it together and we were impressed with the caring attitude we saw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

Parent involvement is high; Mark Twain is the only school to offer a 'Arts & More' program (provides hands-on learning of drama, crafts, movement, etc); the teachers are high quality and use very effective teaching methods; the district also offers a reading recovery program for ALL first grade students (all first graders will be reading at or above first grade level upon advancement).
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income49%
Not low income76%
Special education7%
Not special education63%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income48%
Not low income82%
Special education0%
Not special education65%
Limited English31%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income56%
Not low income65%
Special education23%
Not special education63%
Limited English48%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income53%
Not low income65%
Special education15%
Not special education61%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income35%
Not low income60%
Special education8%
Not special education45%
Limited English10%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income58%
Not low income79%
Special education15%
Not special education71%
Limited English48%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income46%
Not low income79%
Special education15%
Not special education62%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income42%
Not low income74%
Special education23%
Not special education56%
Limited English17%
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 48% 20%
White 46% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 132%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 265%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 18N/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 62%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jody Hughes

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1801 North Rd 40
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: (509) 543-6794

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