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Horace Mann Elementary School

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Posted November 29, 2011

The principal, Mrs. Kumar, has done a terrific job leading and building an exceptional team of teachers. The curriculum is challenging for all levels of students. A lot of parents are very involved with the school and volunteer often. Great location, surrounded by plenty of park space and a very social environment at drop-off and pick-up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

This school is phenomenal. I believe that parental involvement plays a huge part. We are paying high taxes to live in this wonderful and diverse community. We expect excellent schools and Mann does not disappoint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

This school has always been the best elementary school in Oak Park and nothing has changed. Lots of parental involvement has resulted in special programs that aren't offered at the other schools. The quote about materialism is ridiculous and inaccurate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

This school is busting at the seams! It used to be a quiet little hamlet where you could send your child to with confidence. Quite a bit more chaotic now. ISAT scores are no longer the district's highest. Contrary to prior review materialism rules. Ugg boots, iphones even blackberries are had by many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

Contrary to last review, we find the principal to be excellent. Responsive and working closely with faculty on curricular development, and addressing student concerns straight on. The quality of programming and faculty has improved since she began her tenure. We visited Latin, and realized, that while Mann isn't a country club - it has just as much going on academically. Not as diverse as other Oak Park schools, but families and students are generous, involved, and focus on education more than material concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

New principal isn't so great. Kids not so welcoming to others and the education is not that different than other area schools. What is different is the lack of diversity: economic and ethnic. I volunteer in the classrooms and believe me... half the kids the parents push as gifted are just normal, bright kids. Good school, not all it's cracked up to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

Parents run this school. If your child is not gifted, forget it. Carol Young is no longer principal at Mann.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

Principal Carol Young has done a fantastic job of leading this neighborhood school. Principal Young and great parental involvement teamed with a devoted facilty made Mann School one of the best elementary schools in the area. Both of our daughters have greatly benefited from the individual attention, high end programming, competitive atmosphere and caring teacher staff. We cannot imagine a better elementary school and the exorbitant local property taxes are all worth it once your 'little geniuses' start to develop. Both of our girls are doing work beyond our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female88%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female83%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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921 North Kenilworth Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: (708) 524-3085

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