Mark Twain Middle

Public 6-8

 2224 Walgrove Ave.
       Los Angeles, CA  90066-3502


(310) 305-3100

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
740th of 2,740 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,686 Help

Students who attend Mark Twain Middle usually attend:

High:    Venice Senior High

Feeder schools for Mark Twain Middle:

Elementary:    Beethoven Street Elementary
    Broadway Elementary
    Shenandoah Street Elementary
    Westminster Avenue Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1
Number of students:  874

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.4%
White:
22.7%
African American:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59%

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Compare Details Mark Twain Middle ranks better than 73% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 12th among 84 ranked middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.4%), White (22.7%), African American (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mark Twain Middle is 22.1. 60 middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mark Twain Middle is $11,686, which is the 24th highest among 84 middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Mark Twain Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Mark Twain Middle 740th of 2740 California public middle schools. (See Mark Twain Middle in the ranking list.)

Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 900th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Mark Twain Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 21.30 1414th 1769 20.1%
2005 19.50 1467th 1777 17.4%
2006 20.64 1471st 1804 18.5%
2007 21.15 1616th 1999 19.2%
2008 21.70 1637th 2005 18.4%
2009 16.01 1822nd 2063 11.7%
2010 23.60 1747th 2179 19.8%
2011 28.17 1697th 2236 24.1%
2012 24.14 1808th 2259 20.0%
2013 21.29 1967th 2379 17.3%
2015 25.72 1795th 2477 27.5%
2016 25.41 1818th 2497 27.2%
2017 31.67 1628th 2508 35.1%
2018 38.42 1414th 2480 43.0%
2019 45.07 1296th 2715 52.3%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 67.01 740th 2740 73.0%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Open Quote This school has changed DRAMATICALLY in the past few years as more and more local families have joined the Mark Twain community. Many families are now coming from local elementariness and putting much effort into improving not only the grounds but the staff and administration. MUCH MORE involvement by the local families and with the new Principal, now in her fourth year there, the school is starting to see some dramatic changes. Wonderful community of good families, looking to increase that even more as the highly gifted program in the fall of 2020 starts. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Open Quote Very poor Administration who think of their own needs before the needs of parents ,students and staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mark Twain Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 200 120 35 445 1 n/a n/a 0 801
1989 163 117 28 421 0 n/a n/a 0 729
1990 145 171 33 471 2 n/a n/a 0 822
1991 112 189 33 511 0 n/a n/a 0 845
1992 122 236 36 553 1 n/a n/a 0 948
1993 90 178 20 479 4 n/a n/a 0 771
1994 76 228 19 631 1 n/a n/a 0 955
1995 90 198 20 623 1 n/a n/a 0 932
1996 90 198 20 623 1 n/a n/a 0 932
1997 88 212 20 657 3 n/a n/a 0 980
1998 91 199 24 681 2 n/a n/a 0 997
1999 74 201 26 691 3 n/a n/a 0 995
2000 69 206 32 748 5 n/a n/a 0 1060
2001 69 245 37 856 10 n/a n/a 0 1217
2002 60 203 32 1084 3 n/a n/a 0 1382
2003 60 203 32 1084 3 n/a n/a 0 1382
2004 68 187 35 1101 2 n/a n/a 0 1393
2005 66 185 37 994 2 n/a n/a 0 1284
2006 45 166 38 976 4 n/a n/a 0 1229
2007 43 132 28 863 2 n/a n/a 5 1073
2008 40 108 22 771 4 n/a n/a 0 945
2009 38 94 10 653 4 4 8 0 811
2010 44 80 5 622 4 2 2 0 759
2011 46 72 8 576 4 1 0 0 707
2012 48 91 16 539 5 1 0 0 700
2013 51 124 14 519 3 2 0 0 713
2014 41 95 14 525 5 4 1 0 685
2015 34 82 10 498 2 3 6 0 635
2016 32 82 11 452 2 1 7 0 587
2017 44 85 18 459 2 0 14 0 622
2018 72 86 26 457 2 2 15 0 660
2019 137 91 52 446 2 3 0 0 731
2020 171 103 49 452 2 2 46 0 825
2021 198 94 53 449 1 0 79 0 874

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 Mark Twain Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 801 40.5 19.7 n/a
1989 729 34.2 21.3 n/a
1990 822 40.2 20.4 n/a
1991 845 41.6 20.3 n/a
1992 948 42.3 22.4 58.5
1993 771 33.4 23.1 73.4
1994 955 36.2 26.4 79.3
1995 932 40.3 23.1 80.9
1996 932 40.3 23.1 80.9
1997 980 41.8 23.4 79
1998 997 41.9 23.8 76.9
1999 995 44.1 22.6 77.2
2000 1060 46.1 23.0 74
2001 1217 58.3 20.9 71
2002 1382 62.0 22.3 76.4
2003 1382 62.0 22.3 76.4
2004 1393 59.9 23.3 77.7
2005 1284 58.5 21.9 76.6
2006 1229 55.0 22.3 85
2007 1073 45.7 23.5 80.1
2008 945 59.8 15.8 82.2
2009 811 48.1 13.3 86.9
2010 759 40.6 18.6 87.2
2011 707 n/a n/a 43.6
2012 700 41.7 16.7 n/a
2013 713 40.8 17.4 65.9
2014 685 35.5 19.2 81.2
2015 635 34.0 18.6 64.7
2016 587 25.0 23.4 80.2
2017 622 31.0 20.0 81
2018 660 29.8 22.1 72.7
2019 731 34.8 20.9 65
2020 825 n/a n/a 61.2
2021 874 39.5 22.1 59

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Mark Twain Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 801 40.5 19.7 n/a
1989 729 34.2 21.3 n/a
1990 822 40.2 20.4 n/a
1991 845 41.6 20.3 n/a
1992 948 42.3 22.4 58.5
1993 771 33.4 23.1 73.4
1994 955 36.2 26.4 79.3
1995 932 40.3 23.1 80.9
1996 932 40.3 23.1 80.9
1997 980 41.8 23.4 79
1998 997 41.9 23.8 76.9
1999 995 44.1 22.6 77.2
2000 1060 46.1 23.0 74
2001 1217 58.3 20.9 71
2002 1382 62.0 22.3 76.4
2003 1382 62.0 22.3 76.4
2004 1393 59.9 23.3 77.7
2005 1284 58.5 21.9 76.6
2006 1229 55.0 22.3 85
2007 1073 45.7 23.5 80.1
2008 945 59.8 15.8 82.2
2009 811 48.1 13.3 86.9
2010 759 40.6 18.6 87.2
2011 707 n/a n/a 43.6
2012 700 41.7 16.7 n/a
2013 713 40.8 17.4 65.9
2014 685 35.5 19.2 81.2
2015 635 34.0 18.6 64.7
2016 587 25.0 23.4 80.2
2017 622 31.0 20.0 81
2018 660 29.8 22.1 72.7
2019 731 34.8 20.9 65
2020 825 n/a n/a 61.2
2021 874 39.5 22.1 59

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mark Twain Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,686

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mark Twain Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1296th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 740th of 2740 Middle schools
 20.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Middle)54.954
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)41.239.9
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Middle)39.640.4
 0.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)32.526.9
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%
6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Mark Twain Middle)25.920.6
 5.3%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Los Angeles Unified)12.410.9
 1.5%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)17.218.5
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Middle)49.858.6
 8.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)43.743.3
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Middle)20.840.8
 20%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)30.525.6
 4.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%
7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Mark Twain Middle)016
 16%
   7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Los Angeles Unified)1.63.4
 1.8%
   7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)4.55.6
 1.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Middle)4250.9
 8.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)41.141.8
 0.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Middle)23.434.7
 11.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)29.223.5
 5.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (Mark Twain Middle)25.933.2
 7.3%
   8th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)23.122
 1.1%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%
8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Mark Twain Middle)16.720.6
 3.9%
   8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Los Angeles Unified)4.78.7
 4%
   8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)9.111.4
 2.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students731874
 19.6%
African American9194
 3.3%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian5253
 1.9%
Hispanic446449
 0.7%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White137198
 44.5%
Two or More Races079
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65%59%
 5.9%




Frequently Asked Questions about Mark Twain Middle

Students at Mark Twain Middle are 51% Hispanic, 23% White, 11% African American, 9% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

Mark Twain Middle ranks 740th of 2740 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Mark Twain Middle usually go on to attend Venice Senior High

In the 2020-21 school year, 874 students attended Mark Twain Middle.


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