Twain Elementary

Summary:

Twain Elementary is a public elementary school in Long Beach, California, serving 426 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. It is part of the Long Beach Unified School District, which is ranked 649 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

Twain Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic students (53.05%) compared to nearby schools like Burcham Elementary and Cleveland Elementary. The school also has a significant percentage of White (17.14%) and Asian (9.39%) students. Academically, Twain Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state in Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST Science tests, with 55.79% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, 46.35% in Mathematics, and 39.44% in Science.

However, Twain Elementary faces some challenges, including a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 9.0% in 2017-2018 to 29.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than nearby schools. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (41.55%), indicating a higher proportion of students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite these challenges, Twain Elementary has maintained strong academic performance, suggesting the school is effectively supporting its diverse student population and addressing their needs.


Detail:

Public K-5

 5021 E. Centralia St.
       Long Beach, CA  90808-1329


(562) 421-8421

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1675th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,453 Help


Students who attend Twain Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bancroft Middle
High:    Lakewood High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.3 Help
Number of students:  426

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.1%
White:
17.1%
African American:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Twain Elementary ranks better than 71.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 21st among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.86. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Twain Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (53.1%), White (17.1%), African American (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Twain Elementary is 24.3, which is the 20th best among 53 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Twain Elementary is $8,453. 31 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Twain Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Twain Elementary 1675th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Twain Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 649th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Twain Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.96 944th 4809 80.4%
2005 84.09 767th 4822 84.1%
2006 86.01 685th 4818 85.8%
2007 86.28 699th 5113 86.3%
2008 85.03 751st 5113 85.3%
2009 82.49 856th 5193 83.5%
2010 80.02 1007th 5314 81.1%
2011 84.08 781st 5377 85.5%
2012 84.02 787th 5390 85.4%
2013 79.08 1106th 5530 80.0%
2015 60.61 1913th 5611 65.9%
2016 50.78 2455th 5614 56.3%
2017 69.76 1573rd 5692 72.4%
2018 69.27 1602nd 5662 71.7%
2019 79.04 1215th 5789 79.0%
2021 69.74 394th 1417 72.2%
2022 66.17 1779th 5883 69.8%
2023 67.86 1669th 5848 71.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.73 221st 445 50.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.09 1069th 3246 67.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.24 1501st 5084 70.5%
2019 76.67 863rd 5173 83.3%
2021 89.57 71st 1110 93.6%
2022 62.99 1515th 5264 71.2%
2023 72.86 1071st 5355 80.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 51.85 136th 356 61.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.23 1400th 5413 74.1%
2019 75.43 1277th 5492 76.7%
2021 65.85 383rd 1267 69.8%
2022 62.69 1835th 5635 67.4%
2023 64.75 1723rd 5595 69.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.50 483rd 2128 77.3%
2019 71.80 473rd 2585 81.7%
2022 73.37 384th 2227 82.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.35 1744th 5431 67.9%
2019 79.44 1106th 5510 79.9%
2021 68.85 357th 1272 71.9%
2022 66.94 1641st 5663 71.0%
2023 68.17 1575th 5627 72.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.87 680th 1149 40.8%
2022 46.22 764th 1154 33.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.90 188th 700 73.1%
2019 63.74 212th 747 71.6%
2022 48.86 273rd 663 58.8%
2023 56.92 226th 657 65.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.35 1128th 4830 76.6%
2019 89.57 320th 4963 93.6%
2022 74.09 974th 5084 80.8%
2023 79.64 746th 5079 85.3%
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Rank History for White students at Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.07 675th 2737 75.3%
2019 86.63 200th 2834 92.9%
2022 64.86 992nd 2726 63.6%
2023 42.63 1641st 2659 38.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Twain Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 562 73 90 79 3 n/a n/a 0 807
1989 553 98 85 78 5 n/a n/a 0 819
1990 516 87 78 99 3 n/a n/a 0 783
1991 432 75 83 89 2 n/a n/a 0 681
1992 461 46 85 82 3 n/a n/a 0 677
1993 449 55 84 101 0 n/a n/a 0 689
1994 427 58 83 99 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1995 463 72 101 131 2 n/a n/a 0 769
1996 463 72 101 131 2 n/a n/a 0 769
1997 475 100 99 136 4 n/a n/a 0 814
1998 505 99 93 147 4 n/a n/a 0 848
1999 502 97 98 143 4 n/a n/a 0 844
2000 531 88 104 161 4 n/a n/a 0 888
2001 517 84 107 179 3 n/a n/a 0 890
2002 483 87 104 193 4 n/a n/a 0 871
2003 483 87 104 193 4 n/a n/a 0 871
2004 464 97 100 214 3 n/a n/a 4 882
2005 449 95 104 225 2 n/a n/a 6 881
2006 397 87 88 216 2 n/a n/a 8 798
2007 350 75 83 197 4 n/a n/a 15 724
2008 332 84 83 192 3 n/a n/a 0 694
2009 302 80 72 206 3 9 22 0 694
2010 278 69 76 200 4 11 25 0 663
2011 242 68 69 209 3 11 28 0 630
2012 221 63 65 222 3 10 39 0 623
2013 201 74 70 234 2 8 44 0 633
2014 170 71 74 244 2 8 49 0 618
2015 148 62 72 234 1 8 56 0 581
2016 123 69 80 254 0 11 62 0 599
2017 123 85 81 244 0 9 66 0 608
2018 111 73 89 250 0 9 71 0 603
2019 91 78 87 242 0 5 64 0 567
2020 85 56 67 248 1 3 57 0 517
2021 81 49 61 235 1 4 49 0 480
2022 78 51 54 223 2 2 37 0 447
2023 73 51 40 226 2 3 31 0 426

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Twain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 807 29.0 27.8 n/a
1989 819 30.0 27.3 n/a
1990 783 29.0 27.0 n/a
1991 681 27.0 25.2 n/a
1992 677 27.4 24.7 29
1993 689 27.0 25.5 26.4
1994 667 28.0 23.8 29.4
1995 769 31.0 24.8 26
1996 769 31.0 24.8 26
1997 814 37.0 22.0 26.2
1998 848 34.5 24.6 25.5
1999 844 39.0 21.6 27.7
2000 888 42.0 21.1 33.4
2001 890 42.0 21.2 23.6
2002 871 43.0 20.3 28
2003 871 43.0 20.3 28
2004 882 43.0 20.5 26.3
2005 881 43.0 20.5 26.1
2006 798 40.0 20.0 23.7
2007 724 36.0 20.1 26.9
2008 694 36.0 19.3 27.8
2009 694 33.0 18.8 36
2010 663 34.0 19.5 29
2011 630 n/a n/a 34.1
2012 623 25.0 24.9 n/a
2013 633 23.0 27.5 38.2
2014 618 22.0 28.0 43.7
2015 581 21.0 27.6 43.4
2016 599 23.0 26.0 45.1
2017 608 22.0 27.6 51
2018 603 23.0 26.2 49.9
2019 567 22.5 25.2 56.3
2020 517 n/a n/a 57.3
2021 480 18.1 26.4 55.8
2022 447 18.0 24.8 45.9
2023 426 17.5 24.3 41.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Twain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 807 29.0 27.8 n/a
1989 819 30.0 27.3 n/a
1990 783 29.0 27.0 n/a
1991 681 27.0 25.2 n/a
1992 677 27.4 24.7 29
1993 689 27.0 25.5 26.4
1994 667 28.0 23.8 29.4
1995 769 31.0 24.8 26
1996 769 31.0 24.8 26
1997 814 37.0 22.0 26.2
1998 848 34.5 24.6 25.5
1999 844 39.0 21.6 27.7
2000 888 42.0 21.1 33.4
2001 890 42.0 21.2 23.6
2002 871 43.0 20.3 28
2003 871 43.0 20.3 28
2004 882 43.0 20.5 26.3
2005 881 43.0 20.5 26.1
2006 798 40.0 20.0 23.7
2007 724 36.0 20.1 26.9
2008 694 36.0 19.3 27.8
2009 694 33.0 18.8 36
2010 663 34.0 19.5 29
2011 630 n/a n/a 34.1
2012 623 25.0 24.9 n/a
2013 633 23.0 27.5 38.2
2014 618 22.0 28.0 43.7
2015 581 21.0 27.6 43.4
2016 599 23.0 26.0 45.1
2017 608 22.0 27.6 51
2018 603 23.0 26.2 49.9
2019 567 22.5 25.2 56.3
2020 517 n/a n/a 57.3
2021 480 18.1 26.4 55.8
2022 447 18.0 24.8 45.9
2023 426 17.5 24.3 41.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Twain Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201289.0%1.0%0.0%10.0%90.0%98.0%97.0%92.0%91.0%
201391.0%2.0%2.0%4.0%91.0%96.0%96.0%91.0%91.0%
201490.0%2.0%0.0%8.0%91.0%95.0%95.0%91.0%91.0%
201593.0%6.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%94.0%94.0%93.0%94.0%
201696.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%97.0%100.0%97.0%97.0%
201793.0%0.0%1.0%6.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%95.0%95.0%
201897.0%0.0%3.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202097.1%1.5%1.5%97.1%97.1%
202195.2%0.0%0.0%95.2%95.2%
202294.7%0.0%2.6%96.1%97.4%94.7%96.1%97.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Twain Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,453

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Twain Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1215th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1669th of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twain Elementary)71.360.8
 10.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)55.647.6
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Twain Elementary)62.556.9
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)59.647.1
 12.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twain Elementary)68.551.5
 17.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)5445.6
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Twain Elementary)59.648.6
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)52.540.6
 11.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twain Elementary)70.556.3
 14.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)56.851.7
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Twain Elementary)50.536.6
 13.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)4734.6
 12.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Twain Elementary)42.339.4
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (Long Beach Unified)30.530.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students567426
 24.9%
African American7851
 34.6%
American Indian02
Asian8740
 54%
Hispanic242226
 6.6%
Pacific Islander53
 40%
White9173
 19.8%
Two or More Races6431
 51.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.3%41.5%
 14.7%


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Students at Twain Elementary are 53% Hispanic, 17% White, 12% African American, 9% Asian, 7% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 426 students attended Twain Elementary.

Students who attend Twain Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bancroft Middle
High : Lakewood High

Twain Elementary ranks 1675th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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