Mark Twain Elementary

Public K-5

 8636 Litzsinger
       Brentwood, MO  63144-2423


(314) 962-0613

District: Brentwood

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,970 Help


Students who attend Mark Twain Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Brentwood Middle
High:    Brentwood High

Student/teacher ratio:  7.8 Help
Number of students:  157

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.5%
Asian:
12.1%
African American:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.5% Help


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Compare Details Mark Twain Elementary ranks better than 99.3% of elementary schools in Missouri. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.5%), Asian (12.1%), African American (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Brentwood School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mark Twain Elementary is 7.8, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Brentwood School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mark Twain Elementary is $18,970. 1 elementary schools in the Brentwood School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mark Twain Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mark Twain Elementary 6th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See Mark Twain Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Brentwood:

SchoolDigger ranks Brentwood 12th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Mark Twain Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.50 115th 1074 89.3%
2007 88.77 42nd 1080 96.1%
2008 94.41 9th 1084 99.2%
2009 89.70 58th 1053 94.5%
2010 88.78 52nd 1066 95.1%
2011 93.62 21st 1088 98.1%
2012 92.26 24th 1085 97.8%
2013 88.44 60th 1108 94.6%
2014 81.02 149th 1089 86.3%
2015 89.32 63rd 1058 94.0%
2016 95.02 7th 865 99.2%
2017 94.35 13th 1032 98.7%
2018 93.58 25th 1045 97.6%
2019 97.28 5th 1052 99.5%
2021 89.47 66th 901 92.7%
2022 92.78 37th 908 95.9%
2023 98.20 6th 898 99.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.04 120th 887 86.5%
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Rank History for White students at Mark Twain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.38 8th 898 99.1%
2019 97.43 5th 917 99.5%
2021 93.83 23rd 691 96.7%
2022 95.06 11th 675 98.4%
2023 98.31 2nd 673 99.7%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary 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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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Open Quote We LOVE Mark Twain! It's a great environment for both learning and community. This is our first year in the district/at this school, and we have been extremely pleased with the quality of teachers and education our boys have received. We are very glad that we decided to choose the Brentwood school district. It starts from the top-down. The new superintendent is very engaging and personable. Things can only go uphill! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Open Quote This is an award-winning, caring school. They have implemented "families" which are made up of students from each grade level, and "buddies" which directly pair older students with younger ones. This provides a true sense of belonging at this school and instills a sense of responsibility and pride in the students. I also love that it is a school with small class sizes. You really get to know your child's classmates here! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 16, 2009

Open Quote Mark Twain Elementary is a wonderful school, with caring staff and a lot of parental involvement. It has won several awards: Missouri School of Character, Missouri Gold Star School, and National Blue Ribbon School (2009). Students benefit from small class sizes and individual attention. I highly recommend this school! Close Quote



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
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 221 221
1992 134 51 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 198
1993 142 64 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 215
1994 126 68 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 202
1995 120 73 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1996 120 73 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1997 138 92 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 243
1998 128 69 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 207
1999 132 71 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 214
2000 134 58 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 198
2001 135 59 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 205
2002 111 55 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 181
2003 111 55 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 181
2004 113 58 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 183
2005 97 53 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 162
2006 93 44 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 150
2007 93 40 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 144
2008 97 36 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 144
2009 110 39 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 163
2010 119 36 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 171
2011 114 35 11 2 0 0 11 0 173
2012 115 39 12 3 0 0 13 0 182
2013 113 5 12 4 0 0 10 0 144
2014 111 47 11 2 0 0 14 0 185
2015 103 48 14 6 0 0 12 0 183
2016 109 40 21 10 0 0 14 0 194
2017 104 33 24 8 0 0 11 0 180
2018 120 28 15 8 0 0 12 0 183
2019 116 26 19 7 0 0 18 0 186
2020 117 24 21 6 0 0 20 0 188
2021 114 18 21 5 0 0 20 0 178
2022 119 18 27 5 0 0 11 0 180
2023 106 18 19 4 0 0 10 0 157

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
1991 221 16.4 13.4 n/a
1992 198 16.4 12.0 n/a
1993 215 14.0 15.4 77.2
1994 202 15.8 12.8 23.8
1995 201 16.1 12.5 28.9
1996 201 16.1 12.5 28.9
1997 243 16.1 15.1 22.6
1998 207 16.1 12.9 25.1
1999 214 17.5 12.2 30.8
2000 198 18.0 11.0 27.3
2001 205 17.9 11.5 30.2
2002 181 17.9 10.1 8.3
2003 181 17.9 10.1 8.3
2004 183 17.8 10.3 8.2
2005 162 14.4 11.3 11.7
2006 150 13.9 10.8 13.3
2007 144 12.4 11.6 10.4
2008 144 13.5 10.7 13.2
2009 163 13.5 12.1 11
2010 171 15.5 10.9 19.3
2011 173 15.6 11.0 17.9
2012 182 16.7 10.8 16.5
2013 144 17.5 8.1 22.9
2014 185 17.0 10.8 29.2
2015 183 18.0 10.1 31.1
2016 194 18.0 10.7 26.8
2017 180 18.0 9.9 25
2018 183 18.0 10.1 20.8
2019 186 17.7 10.4 22.6
2020 188 17.7 10.6 23.9
2021 178 18.7 9.5 18.5
2022 180 19.8 9.0 15
2023 157 20.0 7.8 18.5

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 Mark Twain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 221 16.4 13.4 n/a
1992 198 16.4 12.0 n/a
1993 215 14.0 15.4 77.2
1994 202 15.8 12.8 23.8
1995 201 16.1 12.5 28.9
1996 201 16.1 12.5 28.9
1997 243 16.1 15.1 22.6
1998 207 16.1 12.9 25.1
1999 214 17.5 12.2 30.8
2000 198 18.0 11.0 27.3
2001 205 17.9 11.5 30.2
2002 181 17.9 10.1 8.3
2003 181 17.9 10.1 8.3
2004 183 17.8 10.3 8.2
2005 162 14.4 11.3 11.7
2006 150 13.9 10.8 13.3
2007 144 12.4 11.6 10.4
2008 144 13.5 10.7 13.2
2009 163 13.5 12.1 11
2010 171 15.5 10.9 19.3
2011 173 15.6 11.0 17.9
2012 182 16.7 10.8 16.5
2013 144 17.5 8.1 22.9
2014 185 17.0 10.8 29.2
2015 183 18.0 10.1 31.1
2016 194 18.0 10.7 26.8
2017 180 18.0 9.9 25
2018 183 18.0 10.1 20.8
2019 186 17.7 10.4 22.6
2020 188 17.7 10.6 23.9
2021 178 18.7 9.5 18.5
2022 180 19.8 9.0 15
2023 157 20.0 7.8 18.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Mark Twain Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $402 (2.2%) $17,964 (97.8%) $18,366
2020 $380 (2.2%) $17,211 (97.8%) $17,591
2021 $843 (4.7%) $17,129 (95.3%) $17,972
2022 $654 (3.4%) $18,316 (96.6%) $18,970

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mark Twain Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5th of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 6th of 898 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)89.371.4
 17.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brentwood)69.464.3
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mark Twain Elementary)92.685
 7.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brentwood)7772.7
 4.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mark Twain Elementary)77.482.3
 4.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brentwood)73.675
 1.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.4
 3.4%
5th Grade Science (Mark Twain Elementary)74.281.3
 7.1%
   5th Grade Science (Brentwood)64.874.6
 9.8%
   5th Grade Science (Missouri)42.540.9
 1.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mark Twain Elementary)80.681.3
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brentwood)7681.1
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)47.144.1
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students186157
 15.6%
African American2618
 30.8%
American Indian00
Asian1919
Hispanic74
 42.9%
Pacific Islander00
White116106
 8.6%
Two or More Races1810
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.6%18.5%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mark Twain Elementary

Students at Mark Twain Elementary are 68% White, 12% Asian, 11% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

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

Middle : Brentwood Middle
High : Brentwood High

Yes! Mark Twain Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 898 Missouri elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 157 students attended Mark Twain Elementary.


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