Award Year: 2018

Twin Oak Elementary School

8888 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH, 43050-9504

(740) 393-5970

Ms. Suzanne Miller, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Mount Vernon City School District

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Twin Oak is committed to meeting the needs of each student and providing a quality education that instills the value of being a life-long learner.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 52%
Founding members of the Twin Oak Foundation

Founding members of the Twin Oak Foundation

Twin Oak, home of the Red-Tailed Hawks, was created when two very different older schools, academically and economically, came together. The new school was built on a historic site that originally had two oak trees grafted together to mark a gathering spot. Thirteen years later, the Twin Oak students are more alike than different, and all students have been recognized for their ability to work together and be successful.

Twin Oak has a dedicated staff and highly caring volunteers who develop projects that make learning new and different. Project Based Learning (PBL) has become an important learning tool. On a field trip, a Twin Oak volunteer arranged with a local book store to have each third grader pick out a book to take home. After learning about the Community Foundation, the students started their own Twin Oak Foundation in order to give back to their school community. Using funds earned through an economics PBL project, the founding members of the Twin Oak Foundation (pictured in the photo) with their new books, are ready to give back to their school.

It does take a village...the Twin Oak staff and students, Twin Oak families, and community members working together to ensure that all children are successful and provided the opportunities necessary to reach their true potential. The Twin Oak learning community is dedicated to children and their learning as well as their social and emotional growth. Twin Oak is passionate about being the best opportunity for students every day. Twin Oak is a great place for great kids!