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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Develops character: Strongly disagree


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The administrator and the district as a whole has a history of retaliating against complainants, students, victims and parents alike. These are poor role models for students to emulate.



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School is on the upswing. Old principal is out and city is making staff changes. Building is old and needs lots of repairs. Heating system, technology are very poor. Building needs to be cleaned up and painted. Building is a mess! Staff is improving. New hires are great. New curriculum director is bringing city to a higher standard.




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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.



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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.



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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!

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Last modified Horace Mann Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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