Mark Twain Elementary School

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1355 Deforest Ave

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 688-1165

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 300

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Mark Twain Elementary School

It is important to understand that Twain's low rating is most likely based on test scores alone. Test scores can be misleading. Twain has a diverse student body, and a wonderful, supporting atmosphere. It is a striving and thriving community, and if you are looking for a school for your child where every ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/01/14

Mark Twain is a great school. My children attend and look forward to going to school everyday. The staff is always caring and willing to listen. Go Mark Twain Tigers!!!!!!!

Posted by a parent on 08/01/13

This the best elementary school in Iowa City. Don't let the rating fool you. Come to the school and find out yourself.

Posted by a parent on 03/04/13

An absolutely fantastic school with unbelievable teachers, staff, and principal! I would urge any prospective Iowa City parent to come check it out.

Posted by a parent on 03/04/13

Phenomenal teachers and a diverse student body. My son is a very, very young Kindergartner and already, a few months into his experience at Twain, he's reading books on his own, adding and subtracting, and meeting so many friends from different backgrounds. Most important: He's in love with learning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/04/13

The best school in all of Iowa City. Great leadership, wonderful and caring teachers. I would not want our daughter to be in any other school!

Posted by a teacher on 11/19/12

Twain has a truly remarkable staff of very dedicated teachers led by a strong, attentive and committed principal and supported by an excellent staff. I literally cannot say enough good things about the education that my daughter has received at this school. The school's motto is "We are a responsible, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/12

This school is wonderful! I have no complaints. Twain has wonderful teachers & staff. I feel very lucky that my children go to such a great school!

Posted by a parent on 03/02/10

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Test scores
Test scores for Mark Twain Elementary School

NRT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Mark Twain Elementary School
Iowa City Comm School District
* Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Iowa City schools — Mark Twain Elementary School is located at 1355 Deforest Ave, Iowa City IA 52240. 1355 Deforest Ave is in the 52240 ZIP code in Iowa City, IA The school district for Mark Twain Elementary School is the Iowa City Comm School District. Mark Twain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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