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Horace Mann Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 480 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2013

What a great school. My son was having a tough time in aonther school an when I went to look at Horace Mann the principal was vary kind an understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

Excellent teachers.....Excellent Leadership! The principal really cares and knows each and every student and their needs. This is a big school that has a caring and involved staff. The building is clean and safe for the students. The school day is filled with learning and fun! The kids who are enrolled at Horace Mann are successful and learning! I think the District should take note and recognize the principal and staff as top notch.


Posted October 23, 2009

I love this school, with my only child just starting K4, we did a lot of research and we are happy with our choice. The staff knows all of the children well, and help to get the parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Very friendly staff in the office, teachers' aides aren't very nice to the children as I see it. Needs to have more one on one time, class sizes are too big I think. Teachers don't have much time but for teaching the curriculum. I will not be sending my children there next year.
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Posted January 25, 2007

i very much believe in horace mann being a great school. i teachers and principal always seem to be on top of situations. When my children missed too many days or when teachers were concerned of their grades, i always got feedback from the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 49% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities23%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students29%
Female40%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students63%
Female72%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities35%
Not disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant63%

Math

All Students32%
Female31%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students19%
Female17%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin17%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled23%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant19%

Science

All Students54%
Female48%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female90%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities59%
Not disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students49%
Female60%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students30%
Female40%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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, not Hispanic 43% 73%
Hispanic 33% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 23%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 51%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jeff Thomson
Fax number
  • (414) 546-5554

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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