Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented

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Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented is a magnet school in New York City located in Coney Island Brooklyn. To acquire admission, applicants must apply to two of the schools talents; Science, Math, Creative Writing, Media, Drama, Dance, Winds, Vocal, Strings, Athletics, and Art, and pass the test provided by the school.[1]

Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented
2401 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224

United States
School districtNew York City School District 21
School numberIS 239
PrincipalKaren Ditolla
Grades6, 7, and 8
Number of students1,350
Color(s)Blue and yellow


The school was founded in 1972, and was originally a zoned public school. Eventually, the school transitioned to a magnet school, so students from outside the school district could attend.[citation needed] It is publicly funded and operated by the New York City Department of Education.


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Coordinates: 40°43′32″N 73°59′30″W / 40.725656°N 73.991794°W / 40.725656; -73.991794