Are you looking for a new home near Mark Twain Middle School? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most commons things parents want to know when looking for a home in the Edison pyramid? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for a middle school parents usually want to know about the size of the school, the school’s ratings, programs and courses offered, and aftercare options. Below I’ve listed 5 things that will help you determine if Mark Twain High is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About Mark Twain Middle

 Programs

In Fairfax County schools gifted services are available to students that show exceptional performance capability in academic, intellectual, and creative endeavors through Advanced Academic Programs (AAP). Students that were identified for AAP in grade school can continue on through the program.

The school works with teachers to identify students that may benefit from the program, however, you can also request a screening of your child by contact the school directly.

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher can apply for membership of the National Junior Honor Society. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to recognize those students who demonstrate excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.

Twain Middle offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program to all of its students. All students at Twain, grades 7-8, will participate in the program. Students who will attend Thomas Edison High School continue the program in grades 9-10.

The IB program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


Enrollment

Public grades 7th – 8th with 978 students & 11.7 Student/Teacher Ratio.

Communities

Students living in the 22310, 22315 and 22303 zip codes can expect to attend Mark Twain Middle School if they attend the following elementary schools, Bush Hill, Cameron, Clermont, Franconia, Lane, and Mount Eagle.

Mark Twain Middle is a part of the Edison Pyramid, Region 3 of FFX public school district. I recommend you use the Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decision about buying a home.

Schedule

If you’re relocating from another part of the country you may be unfamiliar with the Fairfax County school calendar. School starts during the last week of August and ends in either the second or third week of June.

Mark Twain Middle operates on a block schedule where students alternate classes depending on the day of the week. In-class time is roughly one and a half hours rather than attending every class each day for 45 minutes. Here’s an example of what your student can expect on a day to day basis.

After School Care

Twain has an after school program with activites that vary from day to day. Students involved in the program can participate in everything from the 4H club to yearbook committee, writing club, sports and recreation,  and even homework assistance.

There’s even a late bus for partipants three days each week. Parent have to pick up there child the other two days when the late bus isn’t available.


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Mark Twain Middle School Ratings


Fairfax County Elementary Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are GreatSchools.org providing ratings based on test scores, and SchoolDigger.com ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

GreatSchools.org* rated Twain Middle School as 6/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 147th of 413 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Mark Twain School Location

 

Mark Twain School is located at:

4700 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, Virginia 22310.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-313-3700

School Website:

Sunrise Valley Elementary School Billboard

Edison High School Pyramid Map



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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Fairfax County Public School boundaries provided are compiled from various sources and change frequently without notice. The approximations provided on www.AskAWalker.com are for informational purposes only and you are not advised to use in determining the legal eligibility of an individual or resident to attend a particular school. Use our website as your guide while searching for the right home and school. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school, or county directly. Visit Fairfax County Boundary Locator to look up the schools serving a specific address. Always confirm with the district the accuracy of the data prior to moving forward with a sale or purchase of any home.

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