To promote and enhance positive traits in everyone, Mark Twain Elementary has implemented a school-wide character-based approach for teaching good citizenship.
The ELLI (English Language and Literacy Intensive) after-school program provides children with hands-on arts, crafts and story time activities to promote ELD. Healthy Start support services help students improve social and academic skills and enable families to make positive changes in their lives. The START Program provides academic support with a safe, positive learning environment. The school also provides the following for students: before-and after-school tutoring, Science Club, Art Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and after-school sports.
Mark Twain Elementary School was the site of a press conference on December 4 to introduce new state legislation that will provide funding for “green” school retrofits.
The funding will come from Proposition 39, which voters approved in November. Proposition 39 closed a corporate tax loophole and generates $500 million for five years for energy efficiency and clean energy programs.
Thanks to community and business partners, 400 Mark Twain Elementary School students recently enjoyed learning about future life options and the great diversity of career choices. Eighteen participants provided information to students, answered questions and planted seeds of success. Students also enjoyed games, hands-on displays and free goodies. The United States Air Force presenter was a former Mark Twain student and was able to reconnect with some of his old teachers. Career Day was sponsored with funding from South Sacramento Coalition for Future Leaders.
More than 125 Mark Twain Elementary School parents and students attended a “Making Meals Matter” event that highlighted the importance of regularly sitting down for a family meal and having conversations. The Parent Action Team and Friendship Club members, along with parent volunteers and Girl Scouts, planned, prepared and served the sit-down dinner. Participants created conversation boxes to be used at mealtime. Once the instructions for the boxes were explained, discussions of the past and future blossomed.
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.