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We are the Twain Tigers!

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Welcome To

Twain Elementary

At Twain Elementary, we recognize the importance of a collaborative approach between the school, home, and community in order to create an environment for all learners to thrive. 


Learn more about Twain

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Our District

The Iowa City Community School District serves more than 14,000 students and is the 4th largest school district in the state of Iowa. Here you can explore our District's offerings, stay informed with the latest news and calendar updates, meet our District administrative team, and more!

Students & Families

Our students and families are at the heart of what we do. Here you can explore the resources and information needed from enrollment to school meals to transportation and everything in between.

Academics & Programs

Our goal is to provide dynamic learning opportunities and future-focused educational programming. Here you will discover the depth and breadth of our academic offerings and our unique programming opportunities that prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.

Services and Supports

We are committed to providing supports that allow for all students to reach their full potential. Here you will find information on our specialized education services, our mental health supports, our community connections, and more.

Twain Elementary

By the numbers


Students enrolled at Twain


Largest elementary school in our District


Students per class on average


Faculty and staff at Twain


Years Twain has been open (1954)

A Message From

Our Principal

Theresa Kirkman

We are a family of learners that celebrates an abundant amount of pride, parent and community support, and talented and hardworking educators that consistently go above and beyond for kids. The family atmosphere in our building models love, kindness, and a genuine commitment to the well-being of all students, staff, and families. 
Theresa Kirkman
Twain Elementary Principal