Horace Mann is a wonderful school with exceptional learning opportunities for students who want to learn. Some of the best teachers and administrators in Kanawha County can be found here.
HMMS is one of the best middle schools around. Mr. Blackwell knows all of the children and he or a teacher representing him shakes the hand of every child as they enter the building in the morning. He attends every extra curricular activity he can. The chorus recently came back at 1:00 a.m. and he was there to greet and congratulate them on a first place win in Ohio. The academic program at this school is one of the best I have seen. The only problem I can point out is that some of the teachers don't take the extra time that it sometimes requires to help students that don't completely understand things. Overall this is a wonderful school and I am very pleased my daughter attends HMMS.
My son recently entered Horace Mann Middle School from another school and I have nothing but positive comments. He has been academically challenged and been given large amounts of positive reinforcement to continue to do so. I am very pleased with the amount of discipline and respect the students are required to show towards the teachers, staff, and each other. Mr. Blackwell is very impressive with his involvement with the students directly. I have no doubt when I speak with him that he knows my child and what he is doing in the school. For an older school, I am very pleased with the facilities and equipment, such as computers, available to my son. The choices of extracurricular activities are extensive as well.
I was very displeased with the level of academics at Horace Mann. We moved here from out of state and after two years at the school my son's Stanford Testing scores dropped tremendously! I would definitely recommend HMMS seriously improving their academic program.
We were not sure we wanted our son to attend HMMS because of the reputation the school had when my younger sisters attended this school. We met with the administration and shared our concerns. We were educated about the recent changes that had taken place at the school as far as faculty and building improvements. Our son is now in his second year at HMMS and we could not be happier with the administration and faculty. HMMS has provided our son with a safe environment where teachers and administrators are involved with the students daily activities as well as extra curricular activities. This school is exceptional in a variety of different areas including athletics and performing arts programs. I would rate HMMS as an A+ middle school!
This has been an excellent school for my child. The Strings Orchestra is Awesome!
The overall school building has made so many good improvements over the past four or five years. It was amazing to see the difference it has made to the school. I like the office being at the front of the building and the library is really nice and has so many good books to choose from.
This has been a wonderful school for my child. We pulled her from another middle school in the valley where there was no leadership or involvement from the staff. Horace Mann's principal and staff attend all of the extra cirricular activities and are very supportive of their students. If you call to request an appointment with your child's team of teachers, they accomodate that request immediately. This school cares about their students.
There are no perfect middle schools as we all know and i can't speak for everyone, however, this was not the right choice for our child. This school has a poor reputation that continues to decline and will do so until there is new leadership and teachers that care about the success of the students.
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