Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted is one of the newest premier magnet schools offered by the Dallas Independent School District. Our mission is to ensure that all students participate and excel in advanced studies to prepare them for competing in a Global Industry. We offer our students access and opportunity to participate in our two-way Dual Language, Advanced Academics through Accelerated Instruction, Prescriptive Social and Emotional Learning Support, Advanced Fine Arts, Robotics and STEM activities, in addition to the extracurricular clubs of the students' interest. 

     Our accelerated instruction grants students an opportunity to engage in content for real world connections and integrate extensions and preparation for beyond their current grade level. We take pride in and encourage our students to actively engage in extracurricular activities that we offer centered around activities such as Chess, ART Studio, Readers are Leaders, Journaling, Robotics, Debate, Gaming, Makerspace, Destination Imagination and the Lone Star Challenge. 

    Our Mission 

    Provide an innovative & rigorous approach to learning that empowers scholars to Lead by example, Encourage others, Acquire a wealth of knowledge, and Diversify their thinking and platform.

    Our Vision

    Empower scholars to use their unique talents & gifts to LEAD.

    Grade Levels: K- 8th 

    Trustee District: District 6

    School Division/Feeder Pattern:
    Magnet and OTI Network

    Uniform Colors:

    • Elementary
      • Top: White or Red
      • Bottoms: Black, Khaki, Blue
    • Middle School
      • 6th Grade
        • Top: Gray
        • Bottoms: Black, Khaki, Blue
      • 7th Grade
        • Top: Light Blue
        • Bottoms: Black, Khaki, Blue
      • 8th Grade
        • Top:  Black
        • Bottoms:  Black, Khaki, Blue

    School Colors: Red and White

    Mascot: Mustang


    Website: www.dallasisd.org/twain
    Location: 724 Green Cove Lane, Dallas, TX, USA
    Phone: 972-749-3000
    Facebook: facebook.com/marktwaintag
    Twitter: @MarkTwain_TAG