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Horace Mann No. 9 Elementary School

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Posted August 16, 2012

I have been a straight honor student at this school and has achieved many accomplishments with the help of the teachers. I am also a straight A student with only a minimum of 2 B's on my report card. The teacher a nice and loyal. Though this school does lack fun clubs and activities to do, they have a sucessful basketball team for both genders and many other sports and about 5 clubs. Also, because of this school, i surpassed my goals. I have been in this school since 1st grade and it has been wonderful, truly a great school. The educational system is easy to understand and the teachers make it worth learning. Truly a honor to be here.


Posted May 30, 2011

My daughter was bullied at this school, it was reported and the teacher and principle decided to take no action. My daughter dreaded having to go to 4th grade next year. So we decided to move to just so we can change schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

I think this school is really about appearance and does not really care for the students. On several occasion my son has complained about the teacher not letting him use the restroom. my kid usually does not want to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

My daughter has been attending Horace Mann for 2 years now. We moved here in 2009. At first, she was uncomfortable in this school due to lack of making friends. But then she joined the chorus in school and it has made such a difference in her life. The chorus performs at Radio City and was even on TV! The chorus is great and it makes my daughter so happy to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

My daughter started 4th grade this past September 2007. She came from a catholic school which I thought was good until 3rd grade when 17 out of 33 children had to go to summer school (ludicrous)!! At first I was concerned because she came from such a small school in comparison to Horace Mann, but I could not be happier. She loves her new school and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

My Child transfered here from a private school, because he had an incompetent teacher at the private school. The teachers and administration worked with our child, his grades are up, he regained his self esteem. He is now looking forward to joining the HOrace Mann Orchestra, which is one of the finest around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

I find some comments disturbing. This school is GREAT, The principal is always ready to help and available, just as the office staff. I have seen other schools in North Bergen and Horace Mann is tha BEST
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

Horace Mann school is a great. The school is fairly large and the administrators manage to keep everything under control. The teachers are helpful and so is the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

I think it's sad that people only say negative things. Horace Mann School is a great school I have 3 children there. The Principal is always extremely helpful and available, I've shown up without appointments and he always makes time to listen and solve any problems. The teachres and office staff are great as well .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

Unfortunately I don't have nice things to say about this school. The principle is not available to the parents. When there is an issue with the children or the teacher it is never addressed properly, it's always dismissed as if the issue was a nuisance rather than a problem to solve. So a lot of the parents get discourage and don't get involved with the school. In short you get a school with a lot of confused and angry parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

Its sad to say that North Bergen is such a solid town and has so many bad schools. Horace Man has some good teachers but the class rooms are so old, and crowded. The school has no serious extra curricular programs and doesnt seem to take the students seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

Excellent school, I have two girls, one is in HS and this school has been a great one. My other daughter is in 6th grade, is part of the band and chorus and it is a great experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education83%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students53%
Female61%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White33%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education21%
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education36%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education79%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education33%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special education14%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female75%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special education41%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education35%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 22%
White 14% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Richard Locricchio

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1215 83rd Street
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Phone: (201) 295-2888

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