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Horace Mann Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 268 students

 
 

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Posted May 1, 2012

Horace Mann is a fantastic school, my child was identified with special needs early and each teacher has been phenomenal in helping her achieve success. The staff is caring and it is a place where community thrives. They challenge the kids appropriately and identify issues early. I highly recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

HM is ok. Not great, just average. Many teachers need to retire and just aren't very good. There is hardly any homework given, which in this day and age is unaccepable. Half the teachers don't even know how to use email. The home-school communication is lacking. The after school program is very expensive. On a positive note, the PTA is super involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

We have two children in the school, K and 2nd grade. We love the 'little school house' feel. Horace Mann reminds me of the great experiences I had in elementary school in Topsfield MA. Great teachers, very active and successful volunteerism, healthy level of parent involvement, proactive approach to challenges, etc. Our youngest son loves school so much, he begs us to let him go to school even when sick! Both of our boys are simply doing great, and surpassing levels I never did at the same age. It's a pleasure dropping our boys off every day knowing they are going to have a great day, and learn more than even they understand!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Horace Mann is the quintessential neighborhood school. Parents/Families know each other and kids grow up together in a small 'village' right here in Melrose. The staff that I have dealt with have bent over backwards to keep parnets informed and happy with their children's educations while the atmosphere for the students is a progressive and warm. Horace Mann prides itself on being a model school for the rest of Massachusetts. Both of my children have excelled at Horace Mann. I did very well there too, when I attended in the 70's. PTO has always been the backbone of this school and the fundraising programs are always popular and have great support. The Pumpkin Festival has been a staple for almost 30years! Ultimately, you will find a supportive staff, welcoming parents and an all around fun school at Horace Mann.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

I have two children, one is attending Horace Mann now and the other is in the middle school.(but did go to Horace Mann K-5. The Horace Mann School is is wonderful place! The teachers are the best. It is not a huge school so you really can get to know alot about the teachers, students and other parents. Is is a definite learning enviroment, with a big emphasis on Respect,responsbility and caring. For the last few years at least one of our teachers has won the teacher excellence award. Horace Mann is the best---P.Keigney-Rodriguez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

The teachers are all professionals who are always working hard to educate students with multiple learning styles. Academic achievement is extremely important to all. Relating learning to real world scenarios keeps the students engaged while having fun learning. The Principal, Teachers and other Staff encourage a positive environment for learning and respecting others differences and similarities. I am pleased with the academic education and environment that my daughter experiences at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

'I have two children both of them are out of Horace Mann now and in the Middle school they are both doing and excellent job because Horace Mann has enhanced their minds in a way no one even notices. They make learing fun but in a productive way! I would give Horace Mann 5 stars out of 5!!
—Submitted by a parent


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

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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63%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female85%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female55%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female85%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female73%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female54%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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26%
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

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 67%
Black 9% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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