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Mann Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 976 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2014

This school is awesome. I am piko nerry and every day is super fun. Even those there is a lot of fights it still is cool


Posted April 27, 2013

Horace Mann is an very awful school to go to. It has to many "want to be gangsters", to many fights, and the teacher quality is horrible. Almost every day the local police always comes to the school to arrest kids. My math teacher is horrible at explaining things, half of my class is failing because of her teaching skills. I'm in GATE program and it's also horrible, they give to much homework, even during the CST. It takes me about 4 1/2 hours to finish all my homework, even though I'm straight A student, I stress out to much. I recommend not in rolling your child to this school.


Posted February 8, 2013

Horace Mann Middle is committed to providing every student with the best social and academic environment designed to assist each student in attaining their highest academic potential. Our core subjects include, Advanced History Exploration, College Prep Science and College Prep English. We have outside partners such as Lockheed Martin, and the YMCA that provide funding or before/ after school enrichment. Parents/Community are welcome to come and see for themselves. To arrange a tour please call (619) 582-8990. Our Elective Courses are Unique: Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, French, Art, Theatre, Band, Orchestra, Violin, Guitar, Gateway To Technology, Automation and Robotics, Engineering Design, Environmental Engineering, Space and Flight, Electrical Engineering, and the Science of Technology. Learning is Our Number One Priority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2013

I honestly love this school. I'm sorry to hear that some students have had a poor experience but, the majority of the students are having a great time. When a student gets suspended its to insure a safe campus that is centered around learning. I believe I am getting a great quality education. At Mann Middle school, I feel really safe, because the school has caring adults. Mann Middle Rocks it has the best electives, Tech Squad is the best.


Posted February 8, 2013

I believe Mann Middle is an awesome school because I've been attending here for 3 tears. I'm on the Honor Roll, serve as 8th Grade Vice President of ASB and On Tech Squad. I love this school because it has opened great opportunities for me. Next year I will be attending Health Sciences High and Middle School College.


Posted February 8, 2013

I been going to this school about 3 years. This school has been a ride. I will be missing this school. The staff here are kind, friendly, and are very help when you are in need. The programs here are incredibly helpful and fun. I wish I could stay here forever and I would recommend this to a friend or a parent. This school has really helped through these three years.


Posted February 8, 2013

One of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences I have ever had. Students greet me and the teachers are amazing. I think that while I was here, I learned something myself. Amazing!!!


Posted June 21, 2010

I attended Horace Mann Middle School from 6th-8th grade. 6th grade was a mess, but this school is improving a lot. The teachers are improving every year, and the administration have been very supportive for the teachers. The test scores have been going up every year because the teachers prepared the students very well. They prepared us so well, the CST became real easy for me. In fact, the Algebra CST was really easy. I think I got perfect. I caught most of the trick/tricky questions as well... We also have drama, talent show, great clubs, after school tutoring, French, Mandarin Chinese, beginner and intermediate band, beginner and intermediate orchestra, guitar, and prime time. There could be more. I can't remember at the moment. I believe this school will continue to improve and offer great opportunities to students. CLASS OF 2010 RULES!!! By: Henry :3


Posted January 28, 2010

I go here , and frankly i'm trying to get out of this school. They suspend you for little things , most of the teachers are mean , and you can't learn a thing. Many fights , kids here fight for the stupist things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

This school rocks! I love this place. Its poor in materials, but rich in spirit and the kids who work at it come out ahead in the long run. Its often had a bad rap as a ghetto school, but thats not true, its just urban. Give this place a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, trying their best !!! Good luck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

Mann is now one campus again and there continues to be many problems with disruptive student behavior. Their defiance and disrespect for adults prevents the teachers from doing their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

If you are considering sending your child to this school, simply don't. Get your kid on a bus somewhere like SCPA or lewis or pershing. This school is quite violent for a middle school and the kids who don't want to learn,50%, will drag down the other half with their unruly behavior, which completely prevents a teacher from teaching an effective lesson.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

This is a great school. There are a lot of great extra-curricular activities that will keep students interested. Teachers and staff are very dedicated to their students. Many parents speculate that there are a lot of fights and gangs on campus, but there actually barely any. According to my son, fights happen about twice a year and they rarely last over two minutes. I think this is a great school with many oppurtunities for your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

This school is going through a big change to small schools. 05/06 school year may be a difficult one. Teachers seem to be very dedicated. They have no electives so student moral seems low. I wish they offered things like band and choir.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Teachers were great and patient with having to deal with so many non-english speaking students. The chidren who do speak english suffered while waiting for the other chidren to catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

Very little homework given and my 7th grade student spends a lot of time watching movies (how does this fall into the 'learning' category?). Student supervision is lax with a lot of gang activity and picking on minority (white)students is prevalent.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

749

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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API score

749

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
29%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females50%
Males35%
African American29%
Asian51%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students44%
Females45%
Males43%
African American32%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females48%
Males41%
African American35%
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students55%
Females56%
Males55%
African American44%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students41%
Females40%
Males44%
African American32%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females43%
Males44%
African American33%
Asian51%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students79%
Femalesn/a
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students56%
Females55%
Males56%
African American50%
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Science

All Students62%
Females61%
Males63%
African American52%
Asian66%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 50%
Asian 24%
Black 20%
Two or more races 3%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
English language learners 42%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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