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The namesake of our school is Mark Twain, which was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910). Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He is best known for his novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1875) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter is often called "The Great American Novel".

Our school began serving the children of West Tulsa in 1925 when a multi-level stone building was constructed at 541 S. 43 W. Ave. Additions were added to the building in 1952.

In 1999, Tulsa voters approved a $109 million bond, allowing for the aging building to be replaced. In 2001, a brand new $4.5 million school building opened. The new school is located on the same property directly north of where the original building stood. The facade features much of the stonework, including the entryway arches the adorned the original building.

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Mark Twain Elementary
541 S. 43 W. Ave. 
Tulsa, OK 74127

Photo of MArk Twain Elementary entrance.