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Horace Mann Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 712 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

I believe that Horace Mann Middle School is great. There is caring teachers and staffs. Students will receive good education from the hands of wonderful teachers. In my years of going to Horace Mann I learned skills such as working with others and learning how the school function from having a class named office aid (student work in office as a class and get graded on how well they work parents and other office members).They also have a great computer magnet program.


Posted September 7, 2013

The worst school I've been they never gave me elective courses. They never phyical education class.


Posted July 10, 2013

Worst school I've ever encountered. They use students to work in the office. They have outdated systems, every time you go to the school they have a small desk at hallway entrance collecting your license # and you have to sign....what happened to the new systems implemented in other schools where they take your pic and ID once and they have it in the school system. This school is very outdated and under-staffed. When teachers are absent they send students to watch movies In the cafeteria. DO NOT send your child to this school please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

South Florida's PREMIER Multimedia and Entertainment Technology Magnet Program. The only Miami-Dade County middle school that offers a full-scale, three-year technological program. This school provides students with a top-notch education through advanced academics (offering advanced academic classes and gifted classes) while exposing students to the latest in technology. Magnet students learn such things as Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, digital graphic design, web page design, video editing and video production, digital music production and editing, and new for 2012: introduction to digital DJing, mixing and scratching. This school also offers extracurricular activities: National Junior Honor Society, 5000 Role Models, sports (basketball, track...), dance, cheerleading, chess, DFYIT... just to name a few. If you want your child to succeed academically, and thrive in the global technological world we live in today... this is this place to send them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 13, 2010

Your student will do splendid at this school. If your son/daughter likes to stay active, better place to be. This school contains drama classes, dance, and many other groups such as DFY IT. They have an excellent academic program which is the Magnet Program, for Technology. The teachers are the ordinary, an example to the student, very hard-working.


Posted September 25, 2008

New principal, new administration, new staff, new students..new paint job. I have heard the speeches before in times past. Results speak louder than words. Preliminary indications are good, but the jury is still out. Time will reveal all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Great Corriculum, Great staff, needs improvement on extra corricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

288 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 23%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 43%58%61%
Master's degree 48%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Carmen Jones-carey
Fax number
  • (305) 754-0724

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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