AMERICA'S BEST URBAN SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT

Horace Mann Elementary

Glendale Unified School District

Glendale, CA
Grades K-6
Principal: Rosa Alonso

ENROLLMENT: 645

White
56%
Latinx
38%
Asian
5%
Black
1%
Free/ Reduced Lunch
89%
Students With Disabilities
10%
English Learners
56%

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.   

AWARDS

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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