Mark Twain Senior High

Summary:

Mark Twain Senior High is a public high school located in Center, Missouri, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 257 students. The school is part of the Ralls County R-II school district, which is ranked 220 out of 376 districts in Missouri and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Mark Twain Senior High has a significantly higher percentage of white students (95.72%) compared to nearby schools like Hannibal Senior High (82.98%) and Monroe City R-I High (87.94%). Academically, the school has consistently underperformed compared to the state and nearby schools on standardized tests, with proficiency rates in Algebra I (29.1%) and Biology I (23.6%) significantly lower than the state averages. Additionally, 31.13% of Mark Twain students receive free or reduced-price lunch, higher than Palmyra High (29.55%) but lower than Van-Far Junior/Senior High (50.38%).

The school's academic performance and ranking have been declining over the years, with Mark Twain Senior High ranking 252 out of 352 Missouri high schools in the 2022-2023 school year, a drop from previous years. These challenges may be unique to the school or the Ralls County R-II district, as the nearby schools have higher academic performance and more diverse student populations. Addressing the school's declining performance and the high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds may be crucial to improving the overall quality of education at Mark Twain Senior High.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 21622 Hwy 19
       Center, MO  63436-9648


(573) 267-3397

District: Ralls County R-II

SchoolDigger Rank:
252nd of 352 Missouri High Schools


Feeder schools for Mark Twain Senior High:

Elementary:    Ralls County Elementary
Middle:    Mark Twain Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  257

Racial breakdown:

White:
95.7%
African American:
3.1%
Hispanic:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.1% Help


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Compare Details Mark Twain Senior High ranks worse than 71.6% of high schools in Missouri. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.4. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (95.7%), African American (3.1%), Hispanic (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mark Twain Senior High is 13.6. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mark Twain Senior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Mark Twain Senior High 252nd of 352 Missouri public high schools. (See Mark Twain Senior High in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Ralls County R-II:

SchoolDigger ranks Ralls County R-II 220th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mark Twain Senior High

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Rank History for all students at Mark Twain Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 52.46 263rd 534 50.7%
2007 52.06 254th 538 52.8%
2008 71.52 96th 539 82.2%
2009 52.42 214th 507 57.8%
2010 35.36 385th 516 25.4%
2011 32.42 412th 528 22.0%
2012 34.37 398th 522 23.8%
2013 33.92 402nd 523 23.1%
2014 40.52 338th 521 35.1%
2015 46.63 267th 504 47.0%
2016 33.50 301st 401 24.9%
2017 44.37 238th 404 41.1%
2018 16.28 431st 468 7.9%
2019 34.73 314th 460 31.7%
2021 35.17 230th 358 35.8%
2023 27.40 252nd 352 28.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mark Twain Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.75 331st 382 13.4%
2021 45.86 119th 255 53.3%
2023 40.65 154th 268 42.5%
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Rank History for White students at Mark Twain Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.48 424th 440 3.6%
2019 27.06 337th 430 21.6%
2021 25.82 233rd 309 24.6%
2023 22.90 233rd 302 22.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Mark Twain Senior High

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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 451 451
1992 440 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1993 466 9 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1994 451 6 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1995 296 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 305
1996 296 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 305
1997 276 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1998 278 7 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1999 268 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2000 272 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 279
2001 277 6 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 285
2002 265 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
2003 265 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
2004 251 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 256
2005 248 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2006 276 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 279
2007 287 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 290
2008 297 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2009 284 6 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 291
2010 263 8 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 272
2011 235 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 247
2012 226 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 241
2013 221 9 1 1 2 0 0 0 234
2014 219 9 1 2 2 0 0 0 233
2015 242 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 250
2016 225 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 233
2017 233 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 239
2018 225 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 231
2019 200 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 210
2020 229 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 239
2021 236 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 245
2022 242 5 0 8 0 1 0 0 256
2023 246 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 257

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 Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 451 28.3 15.9 n/a
1992 449 27.8 16.1 19.2
1993 477 27.8 17.2 17
1994 460 28.0 16.4 13.9
1995 305 21.0 14.5 30.5
1996 305 21.0 14.5 30.5
1997 281 20.2 13.9 12.1
1998 287 19.8 14.5 10.8
1999 275 21.1 13.0 16.4
2000 279 20.4 13.7 17.6
2001 285 20.8 13.7 20.4
2002 272 20.9 13.0 29.4
2003 272 20.9 13.0 29.4
2004 256 20.6 12.4 30.1
2005 251 21.1 11.9 25.9
2006 279 20.1 13.9 25.1
2007 290 19.1 15.2 27.2
2008 300 19.9 15.1 25.3
2009 291 19.6 14.8 25.4
2010 272 20.1 13.5 30.1
2011 247 20.2 12.1 31.6
2012 241 18.4 13.0 33.2
2013 234 17.9 13.0 40.2
2014 233 19.0 12.2 36.5
2015 250 20.0 12.5 33.6
2016 233 17.0 13.7 40.3
2017 239 17.4 13.7 36.8
2018 231 17.8 12.9 39.4
2019 210 17.8 11.7 39.5
2020 239 17.9 13.3 27.6
2021 245 18.8 12.9 29.8
2022 256 18.1 14.1 29.3
2023 257 18.8 13.6 31.1

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 Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 451 28.3 15.9 n/a
1992 449 27.8 16.1 19.2
1993 477 27.8 17.2 17
1994 460 28.0 16.4 13.9
1995 305 21.0 14.5 30.5
1996 305 21.0 14.5 30.5
1997 281 20.2 13.9 12.1
1998 287 19.8 14.5 10.8
1999 275 21.1 13.0 16.4
2000 279 20.4 13.7 17.6
2001 285 20.8 13.7 20.4
2002 272 20.9 13.0 29.4
2003 272 20.9 13.0 29.4
2004 256 20.6 12.4 30.1
2005 251 21.1 11.9 25.9
2006 279 20.1 13.9 25.1
2007 290 19.1 15.2 27.2
2008 300 19.9 15.1 25.3
2009 291 19.6 14.8 25.4
2010 272 20.1 13.5 30.1
2011 247 20.2 12.1 31.6
2012 241 18.4 13.0 33.2
2013 234 17.9 13.0 40.2
2014 233 19.0 12.2 36.5
2015 250 20.0 12.5 33.6
2016 233 17.0 13.7 40.3
2017 239 17.4 13.7 36.8
2018 231 17.8 12.9 39.4
2019 210 17.8 11.7 39.5
2020 239 17.9 13.3 27.6
2021 245 18.8 12.9 29.8
2022 256 18.1 14.1 29.3
2023 257 18.8 13.6 31.1

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 Senior High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $563 (5.8%) $9,134 (94.2%) $9,698
2020 $169 (1.9%) $8,579 (98.1%) $8,747
2021 $1,172 (12.3%) $8,323 (87.7%) $9,495

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mark Twain Senior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 314th of 460 High schoolsRanks 252nd of 352 High schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Mark Twain Senior High)39.129.1
 10%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ralls County R-II)38.329.1
 9.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Missouri)45.341.5
 3.8%
End of Course Biology I (Mark Twain Senior High)28.623.6
 5%
   End of Course Biology I (Ralls County R-II)28.623.6
 5%
   End of Course Biology I (Missouri)39.238.5
 0.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students210257
 22.4%
African American68
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic42
 50%
Pacific Islander01
White200246
 23%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.5%31.1%
 8.4%


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Mark Twain Senior High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Ralls County Elementary
Middle : Mark Twain Junior High

Mark Twain Senior High ranks 252nd of 352 Missouri high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Mark Twain Senior High are 96% White, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 257 students attended Mark Twain Senior High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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