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Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School

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Posted August 13, 2013

I really like the fact that my baby girl is learning Spanish and English I am a bilingual parent and I do my part also to help, the teachers are great and are always willing to help the only dislike is the location of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

This is a phenomenal school with great parent involvement, fantastic teachers and a marvelous administrative staff. We couldn't be more delighted with the bi-lingual education our children are receiving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

Both my girls attend and love the school. We are English speakers at home and they do their work in both languages. The school has excellent record of parent involvement. All activities are strongly supported by parents and families. It can be difficult to be on committees when many of the parents are not bi-lingual. But we try and the atmoshpere is very supportive. Our girls were tested as gifted and given the opportunity to go to an all-day gifted program. We chose to keep them at Horace Mann so that they would continue to learn in both languages. Teachers are wonderful and have always been very responsive to our concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Horace Mann is like a big family. They are diverse, yet take care of each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Academic excellence is expected at all grades. Both my children have been there for several years. My only concern is that they both struggle with learning Spanish and at times I think that since math and science are taught in Spanish, they are not making the same progress that they would be if it were taught in English. Excellent Staff. Very good music and orchestra program. The school has won many awards in several different areas. Very nice new building. It's also a K-8 program and I think this is an excellent idea, particularly for the middle school level students. Parents and students don't have to stress about making a middle school transition and the smaller middle school reduces the number of behavioral concerns. Many many students apply for each available seat at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Horace Mann is a dual language magnet. Classes are set up so that kids learn in english and spanish at the same time. They consistently win honors for the test scores that children achieve in this K-8th grade school. The school has won many state awards and Horace Mann was named the KS Title I 'School of the Year' for 'Closing the Achievement Gap' in 2008 followed by the National Title I 'School of Excellence' Award. The parents and teachers have an excellent rapport and I have never regretted having my children in this school, it is a fantastic school that deserves to get the recognition that would come with this award..a model for other schools across this country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

All they do is push the kids along to the next grade, regardless of their progress or performance. And how are they going to do in English-speaking high school when all they know is Spanish?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

Great school for students to learn Spanish and English in a dual language setting! Supportive and friendly teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

My son attended this school from K-2. Great school but a lot of focus on Spanish. My child really struggled with the dual language piece. Nice staff.
—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.

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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 87% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

62 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

60 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English76%

U.S. History and Government

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic98%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English96%

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State 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: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 17%
White 15% 67%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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