Award Year 2017
- Black/African American: 21%
- White: 56%
- Hispanic: 5%
- Asian: 11%
- Two or more races: 7%
- ELL: 10%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 26%
Mark Twain is housed in a nostalgic building, nestled in a warm community, located at the eastern edge of Brentwood, Missouri. It is a "melting pot" of cultural diversity, and we believe diversity yields richness, and diversity in schooling is a source of richness for our culture. As taught by the principles of Ubuntu - "I am what I am because of who we are," we are FAMILY at Mark Twain Elementary. Our mission statement (Give, Guide, Grow) is simple enough to be quoted by every kindergartener, yet deep enough to be internalized by every fifth grader. Our common goal is give our best effort, guide responsibly and ultimately grow to become productive leaders of this global society.
As a Leader in Me school, we believe that there is a leader in every child, therefore, our students create the reality they want their school to reflect. As a National School of Character, we stress the importance of doing what is right even when no one is watching. Challenges are met through student support teams, having an integrated 3-tiered model of prevention, and by providing rigorous and differentiated academics.
A testament of our growth can be seen by our daily support of a dynamic parent community. Whether it's STEM or Astronomy Night or extra-curricular activities, our parents are the best. We love our students with our emotional hearts and serve them with our rational minds, knowing that in each one is a unique leader longing to be valued and appreciated.