At Horace Mann Elementary, students benefit from a consistent set of educational practices designed to promote the success of every child. The principal explained, “We’re not fancy. We’re just meat and potatoes.” Horace Mann educators emphasize a few powerful strategies that help ensure that every classroom will provide what each child needs to understand and master challenging academic content. In their Symposium session, Horace Mann leaders will emphasize how teacher collaboration has influenced the consistent implementation of a few key practices throughout the school. They will explain how educators at Horace Mann organize instruction and support student learning so that all students are likely to understand and master whatever content is being taught. Teacher collaboration at Mann is much more than a routine: it is an engine of energy and enthusiasm for improving instruction so that all students achieve mastery.
2020 California Distinguished School
2010 & 2016 America’s Best Urban School Award
2018 CA Distinguished School
2016-17 CA Gold Ribbon Award
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Bronze & Silver Awards
2013-2019 CA Business for Educational Excellence Star School
Title I Academic Achievement Award
CA School Boards Assoc. Golden Bell Award
In 2017-18 and again in 2018-19, Horace Mann students took six state assessments. In both years, they outperformed the state of CA on all six.
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