Mark Twain
Elementary School
Home of the Eagles
student and adults in front of Home of the Eagles sign

Our School

Established as a railroad junction in the early 1900s, Corcoran USD began educating students in 1906. Mark Twain Elementary, previously known as South School, opened to students in the mid-1940s. Since that time, we have grown exponentially and narrowed our focus to meet the needs of fourth and fifth grade students in Kings County.

Our Curriculum

In addition to our regular fourth and fifth grade curriculum that meets California Common Core standards, Mark Twain focuses instruction on intervention in reading, writing, and math. Teachers and paraprofessionals collaborate to meet the unique needs of each student in our program and move them toward mastery of grade level standards.

School Climate

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports logoAt Mark Twain, we strive to create a positive atmosphere of encouragement and respect. Our school-wide behavior program, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), focuses on creating clear behavioral expectations, teaching students appropriate behavior, and preventing misbehavior through early intervention. Our school has become a model for this program, and we recently earned the PBIS Bronze Medal for our achievements!

Eagle Expectations

As part of the implementation of PBIS, Mark Twain has adopted the following expectations for all students:

Eagles Soar with Four: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready

In the Classroom

  • Keep body and objects to yourself.
  • Walk.
  • Use the appropriate voice.
  • Listen to the speaker.
  • Use kind and positive words.
  • Try your best.
  • Do assigned tasks.
  • Own your mistakes and accomplishments.
  • Be prepared.
  • Get materials ready quickly.

In the Hallway

  • Keep your eyes forward.
  • Walk.
  • Keep hands at your side.
  • Use the appropriate voice.
  • Follow specific routes.
  • Walk with a purpose.
  • Line up quickly.
  • Line up quietly.

In the Restroom

  • Use facilities appropriately.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Respect other people’s privacy.
  • Use the restroom on your own time.
  • Get in, do your job, and get out.
  • Wait your turn.

In the Cafeteria

  • Hold your tray with both hands.
  • Walk.
  • Stay seated while eating.
  • Use the appropriate voice.
  • Share only with permission.
  • Stay in a single-file line.
  • Leave your area clean.
  • Have your ticket ready.

In the Library

  • Walk.
  • Behave appropriately.
  • Use a quiet voice.
  • Take care of books and other library materials.
  • Return books on time.
  • Use a shelf-marker.
  • Walk directly to and from the library and your classroom.
  • Place your returned book on top with the barcode up.

On the Playground

  • Use equipment appropriately.
  • Walk on the blacktop.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Use a polite and respectful tone of voice.
  • Return equipment to its proper place.
  • Freeze when the bell rings.
  • Be alert.
  • Walk to your line only when dismissed.