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Horace Mann El School

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Posted November 30, 2012

Awesome school! I have 3 kids currently attending and one that is currently in High School that went through Horace Mann. I couldn't be happier with the school. All of the teachers are beyond wonderful and Ms. Helm is an amazing principal. I think this is the best elementary school in Indiana!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

Horace Mann School is unlike any other I've ever experienced. The atmosphere is warm and caring, the curriculum is top notch, the teachers all go above and beyond what is expected of them, the staff truly cares about each individual child, and the students LOVE this school- it is their home away from home. It is a small school, so it has more of a personal and unique setting. I couldn't imagine teaching anywhere else, and I can't wait for my own children to attend this exemplary school in a few years. It has been here for 105 years, and will hopefully remain open for another hundred.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2012

very very very very very very very very very very very very very very bad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

We are such a family orinated school. Everyone looks out for each others kids or is willing to help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I love Horace Mann School because it is a place that cares. We try to reach each child and teach each child the best we can. It's a neighborhood school that recently celebrated its 100th year birthday. We still expect our students to respect each other and their teachers. We still try to instill confidence and love of learning in our kids. We do our best to help each child to fit into society and succeed and we do it with love.


Posted September 27, 2005

Horace Mann is a wonderful elementary school. It is the smaller of the 4 Indiana Elem. schools and the classes are taught in an advanced format. The teachers are very involved and motivated towards getting the children to learn in exciting ways. The educational fields trips offered by all the elementary schools are outstanding. This year my 5th grader will be going to Gettysburg to reinact the battle. The PTA at Horace Mann is very active and provides many items to the students. The academic quality is amazing. My first grader is already learning fractions and money. They do not overweigh the younger children in homework so they still have time to be a kid and have fun once they get home.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 80% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female91%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female73%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female87%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 71%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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205 South 5th St
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 463-8560

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