Twain High School

  • Twain High School serves 252 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Twain High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

Twain High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Twain High School's student population of 252 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students252 students
This chart display total students of Twain High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Twain High School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Twain High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Twain High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Twain High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Twain High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#8980 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Twain High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Twain High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio9:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Twain High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Twain High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
8%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Twain High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
62%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Twain High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
12%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Twain High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
13%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Twain High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Twain High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Twain High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Twain High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.580.64
This chart display the diversity score of Twain High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
14%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Twain High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Twain High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Twain High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego San Diego County Rop Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    6401 Linda Vista Rd. Rm. 408
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858)292-3500
    0.0 9-12 n/a
  • San Diego San Diego County Special Education Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 40 students
    0.0 miles
    6401 Linda Vista Rd. Rm. 409
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858)292-3774
    0.0 K-12 40
  • San Diego Carson Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 392 students
    0.6 miles
    6905 Kramer St.
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858)397-6900
    0.6 K-5 392
  • San Diego Empower Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-6 | 129 students
    1.0 miles
    2230 E. Jewett St.
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858)292-1304
    1.0 K-6 129
  • San Diego Longfellow K-8 Magnet School
    Grades: K-8 | 744 students
    1.0 miles
    5055 July St.
    San Diego, CA 92110
    (619)276-4206
    1.0 K-8 744

School Reviews

Review Twain High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
The school voucher debate continues to broil throughout the country, with one Colorado school district the grounds for intense controversy. Learn about the voucher program controversy in Douglas County and how it will impact students.
Schools all over the country have closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, forcing educators and parents to switch to online learning strategies. Read on to learn where to start with homeschooling and for helpful resources for learning at home.
As schools around the country close for two weeks or more, parents find themselves asking some tough questions. Read on to learn about the current and future impact of COVID-19 on students in public schools.