Mark Twain Elementary

Summary:

Mark Twain Elementary is a public K-8 school in Angels Camp, California, serving 514 students as part of the Mark Twain Union Elementary School District. However, the school faces significant challenges, with high chronic absenteeism, consistently low academic performance, and a student population that is predominantly from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Mark Twain Elementary has seen a dramatic increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 12.5% in 2017-2018 to 33.5% in 2022-2023, well above the state average of 15.2%. Academically, the school consistently underperforms compared to state and district averages, with only 26.05% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and just 9.55% proficient or better in Mathematics in 2022-2023. The school's racial demographics have also shifted, with a growing Hispanic population and a declining percentage of White students.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Belleview Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary significantly underperforms across multiple grade levels and subject areas. The school's performance is particularly concerning for certain student subgroups, with White students ranking 2,636 out of 2,659 California elementary schools and Hispanic students ranking 4,784 out of 5,084. Interestingly, the district's virtual school, Learners Empowered Academic Progress (LEAP), has a higher percentage of proficient or better students in English Language Arts compared to the district average, despite having a higher chronic absenteeism rate and a higher percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public K-8

 646 Stanislaus Ave.
       Angels Camp, CA  95222-1239


(209) 736-6533

District: Mark Twain Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
5618th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Mark Twain Elementary usually attend:

High:    Bret Harte Union High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.4 Help
Number of students:  514

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.0%
Hispanic:
21.0%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.8% Help


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Compare Details Mark Twain Elementary ranks worse than 95.7% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.37. (See more...)
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Compare Details Mark Twain Elementary ranks worse than 69.1% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.39. (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 Racial makeup is: White (70%), Hispanic (21%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mark Twain Elementary is 22.4. (See more...)
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Compare Mark Twain Elementary employs 22.9 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mark Twain Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mark Twain Elementary 5618th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Mark Twain Elementary in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Mark Twain Elementary 1933rd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Mark Twain Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Mark Twain Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mark Twain Union Elementary 1365th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mark Twain Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.98 3003rd 4809 37.6%
2005 39.06 2776th 4822 42.4%
2006 39.87 2730th 4818 43.3%
2007 46.45 2530th 5113 50.5%
2008 50.09 2367th 5113 53.7%
2009 43.48 2847th 5193 45.2%
2010 26.68 4106th 5314 22.7%
2011 40.75 3190th 5377 40.7%
2012 41.06 3200th 5390 40.6%
2013 42.21 3173rd 5530 42.6%
2015 49.47 2476th 5611 55.9%
2016 40.76 3030th 5614 46.0%
2017 41.29 3029th 5692 46.8%
2018 34.58 3499th 5662 38.2%
2019 37.12 3375th 5789 41.7%
2022 26.97 4146th 5883 29.5%
2023 11.37 5598th 5848 4.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.23 3535th 5084 30.5%
2019 42.58 2929th 5173 43.4%
2022 29.71 3868th 5264 26.5%
2023 12.76 5156th 5355 3.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.04 3406th 5413 37.1%
2019 33.16 3578th 5492 34.9%
2022 25.45 4170th 5635 26.0%
2023 12.36 5343rd 5595 4.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.45 3374th 5431 37.9%
2019 41.71 2933rd 5510 46.8%
2022 29.81 3799th 5663 32.9%
2023 11.61 5382nd 5627 4.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.38 3315th 4830 31.4%
2019 42.09 2818th 4963 43.2%
2022 15.19 4784th 5084 5.9%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.46 2458th 2737 10.2%
2019 14.41 2527th 2834 10.8%
2022 14.73 2400th 2726 12.0%
2023 2.83 2636th 2659 0.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Mark Twain Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 52.83 722nd 1769 59.2%
2005 52.52 756th 1777 57.5%
2006 48.06 852nd 1804 52.8%
2007 44.74 1019th 1999 49.0%
2008 58.15 735th 2005 63.3%
2009 66.27 595th 2063 71.2%
2010 59.21 812th 2179 62.7%
2011 70.84 523rd 2236 76.6%
2012 65.94 670th 2259 70.3%
2013 60.90 868th 2379 63.5%
2015 52.23 1051st 2477 57.6%
2016 50.44 1101st 2497 55.9%
2017 46.83 1193rd 2508 52.4%
2018 41.02 1328th 2480 46.5%
2019 39.82 1452nd 2715 46.5%
2022 40.81 1439th 2740 47.5%
2023 27.39 1929th 2788 30.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.25 1320th 2230 40.8%
2019 34.64 1506th 2369 36.4%
2022 42.20 1257th 2458 48.9%
2023 40.38 1314th 2535 48.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.35 1174th 2262 48.1%
2019 32.95 1522nd 2380 36.1%
2022 36.12 1461st 2509 41.8%
2023 29.71 1659th 2535 34.6%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.85 658th 1369 51.9%
2019 20.32 1389th 1491 6.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.37 1330th 2273 41.5%
2019 44.62 1169th 2407 51.4%
2022 45.41 1178th 2527 53.4%
2023 25.17 1854th 2546 27.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.26 1097th 2072 47.1%
2019 26.99 1641st 2213 25.8%
2022 30.60 1605th 2359 32.0%
2023 22.00 1940th 2379 18.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.51 1206th 1496 19.4%
2019 21.21 1280th 1602 20.1%
2022 28.92 1117th 1555 28.2%
2023 15.07 1336th 1549 13.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mark Twain Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 405 3 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1989 419 0 6 13 4 n/a n/a 0 442
1990 430 0 1 8 10 n/a n/a 0 449
1991 443 4 4 17 13 n/a n/a 0 481
1992 455 3 3 17 10 n/a n/a 0 488
1993 502 1 1 14 19 n/a n/a 0 537
1994 515 5 1 30 8 n/a n/a 0 559
1995 467 0 5 34 32 n/a n/a 0 538
1996 467 0 5 34 32 n/a n/a 0 538
1997 464 1 10 42 15 n/a n/a 0 532
1998 510 1 14 35 21 n/a n/a 0 581
1999 510 4 11 44 19 n/a n/a 0 588
2000 517 6 15 44 12 n/a n/a 0 594
2001 483 5 10 42 19 n/a n/a 0 559
2002 428 7 8 56 16 n/a n/a 0 515
2003 428 7 8 56 16 n/a n/a 0 515
2004 429 7 12 64 13 n/a n/a 8 533
2005 390 7 7 88 14 n/a n/a 0 506
2006 390 10 9 92 8 n/a n/a 1 510
2007 379 6 17 91 7 n/a n/a 5 505
2008 367 8 19 109 9 n/a n/a 0 512
2009 364 8 13 110 6 1 10 0 512
2010 354 5 5 104 5 1 5 0 479
2011 373 3 10 109 7 1 11 0 514
2012 362 1 11 113 8 1 22 0 518
2013 396 4 7 127 4 1 22 0 561
2014 394 5 7 124 4 1 18 0 553
2015 384 5 10 114 6 2 23 0 544
2016 385 1 10 105 7 1 18 0 527
2017 375 1 9 113 13 0 26 0 537
2018 391 5 9 111 7 0 22 0 545
2019 391 6 3 107 7 0 27 0 541
2020 363 7 2 124 10 0 23 0 529
2021 302 2 3 124 9 1 23 0 464
2022 322 6 4 124 15 1 21 0 493
2023 360 4 3 108 14 1 24 0 514

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 416 16.0 26.0 n/a
1989 442 18.0 24.5 n/a
1990 449 19.0 23.6 n/a
1991 481 20.0 24.0 n/a
1992 488 20.3 24.0 34.4
1993 537 20.0 26.9 46.9
1994 559 21.0 26.6 30.6
1995 538 21.2 25.4 47.4
1996 538 21.2 25.4 47.4
1997 532 22.0 24.2 47.4
1998 581 29.1 20.0 45.8
1999 588 27.6 21.3 41
2000 594 28.0 21.2 41.6
2001 559 28.0 20.0 42.4
2002 515 24.0 21.5 48.5
2003 515 24.0 21.5 48.5
2004 533 24.0 22.2 49.3
2005 506 22.4 22.6 40.5
2006 510 23.2 22.0 49.5
2007 505 24.5 20.6 49.2
2008 512 24.0 21.3 48.8
2009 512 21.0 23.3 57
2010 479 18.0 26.5 53.4
2011 514 n/a n/a 56
2012 518 20.9 24.7 n/a
2013 561 21.0 26.7 55.8
2014 553 22.0 25.1 55.2
2015 544 22.0 24.7 55
2016 527 22.0 23.9 56.4
2017 537 22.1 24.2 60.5
2018 545 23.3 23.3 62.6
2019 541 23.0 23.5 57.9
2020 529 n/a n/a 58
2021 464 20.6 22.4 60.1
2022 493 22.3 22.0 56.8
2023 514 22.9 22.4 56.8

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 Mark Twain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 416 16.0 26.0 n/a
1989 442 18.0 24.5 n/a
1990 449 19.0 23.6 n/a
1991 481 20.0 24.0 n/a
1992 488 20.3 24.0 34.4
1993 537 20.0 26.9 46.9
1994 559 21.0 26.6 30.6
1995 538 21.2 25.4 47.4
1996 538 21.2 25.4 47.4
1997 532 22.0 24.2 47.4
1998 581 29.1 20.0 45.8
1999 588 27.6 21.3 41
2000 594 28.0 21.2 41.6
2001 559 28.0 20.0 42.4
2002 515 24.0 21.5 48.5
2003 515 24.0 21.5 48.5
2004 533 24.0 22.2 49.3
2005 506 22.4 22.6 40.5
2006 510 23.2 22.0 49.5
2007 505 24.5 20.6 49.2
2008 512 24.0 21.3 48.8
2009 512 21.0 23.3 57
2010 479 18.0 26.5 53.4
2011 514 n/a n/a 56
2012 518 20.9 24.7 n/a
2013 561 21.0 26.7 55.8
2014 553 22.0 25.1 55.2
2015 544 22.0 24.7 55
2016 527 22.0 23.9 56.4
2017 537 22.1 24.2 60.5
2018 545 23.3 23.3 62.6
2019 541 23.0 23.5 57.9
2020 529 n/a n/a 58
2021 464 20.6 22.4 60.1
2022 493 22.3 22.0 56.8
2023 514 22.9 22.4 56.8

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

Mark Twain Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201270.0%4.0%0.0%26.0%74.0%83.0%85.0%74.0%85.0%
201382.0%16.0%0.0%2.0%82.0%84.0%82.0%82.0%82.0%
201480.0%14.0%0.0%6.0%82.0%84.0%84.0%80.0%82.0%
201582.0%7.0%0.0%11.0%82.0%84.0%87.0%82.0%82.0%
201685.0%15.0%0.0%0.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%
201790.0%2.0%2.0%6.0%94.0%95.0%97.0%90.0%94.0%
201892.0%0.0%4.0%4.0%94.0%94.0%96.0%92.0%94.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202094.3%0.0%1.9%94.3%96.2%
202190.4%1.9%3.9%94.2%96.2%92.3%94.2%92.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mark Twain Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3375th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5598th of 5848 Elementary schools
 37.4%
Ranks 1452nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1929th of 2788 Middle schools
 15.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Elementary)43.215.9
 27.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Union Elementary)38.723.7
 15%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)40.59.5
 31%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Union Elementary)44.713.5
 31.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Elementary)41.517.4
 24.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Union Elementary)45.722.7
 23%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)36.66.5
 30.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Union Elementary)32.912.2
 20.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Elementary)5022.9
 27.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Union Elementary)44.222.1
 22.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)25.94
 21.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Union Elementary)23.33.9
 19.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Mark Twain Elementary)35.216.7
 18.5%
   5th Grade Science (Mark Twain Union Elementary)29.114.5
 14.6%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Elementary)15.418
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Union Elementary)25.331.5
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)7.73.9
 3.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Union Elementary)14.99.8
 5.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Elementary)39.732.4
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Union Elementary)39.731
 8.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)30.815.9
 14.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Union Elementary)30.815.3
 15.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Elementary)51.943.6
 8.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mark Twain Union Elementary)51.942.6
 9.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)3814.3
 23.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Union Elementary)3812.9
 25.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Mark Twain Elementary)27.924.2
 3.7%
   8th Grade Science (Mark Twain Union Elementary)27.922.1
 5.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students541514
 5%
African American64
 33.3%
American Indian714
 100%
Asian33
Hispanic107108
 0.9%
Pacific Islander01
White391360
 7.9%
Two or More Races2724
 11.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.9%56.8%
 1%


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Students who attend Mark Twain Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Bret Harte Union High

In the 2022-23 school year, 514 students attended Mark Twain Elementary.

Mark Twain Elementary ranks in the bottom 4.3% of California elementary schools.

Students at Mark Twain Elementary are 70% White, 21% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% American Indian.


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