School Details

Horace Mann Elementary School

8701 Charleville Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 229-3680
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 600 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

69%
79%
56%
76%
82%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
72%
46%
79%
86%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
84%
65%
88%
87%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
83%
60%
86%
85%
65%
86%
85%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
87%
60%
77%
79%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
81%
60%
78%
74%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
80%
50%
92%
85%
57%
66%
47%
31%
92%
84%
52%
94%
87%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Horace Mann Elementary School is a public middle school in Beverly Hills. The principal of Horace Mann Elementary School is Steve Kessler and can be contacted at skessler@bhusd.org. 600 students go to Horace Mann Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Horace Mann Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 600 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Horace Mann Elementary School is 14:1. Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 73%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Unspecified 3% 3%
Asian 18% 13%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 4554%
Filipino 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.04%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 7%
Limited English proficiency 12% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    As a parent of two children that have attended Horace Mann over the course of a dozen years I have seen phenomenal growth from increased API scores over 920 to award winning science and debate programs. The sense of community continuously grows with parent participation in the PTA over 80% school wide.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son and we love this school. Amazing stuff.Awesome principle. Great activities for kids. Education program is very interesting.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two children that attend Horace Mann. One in elementary and another in middle school. The administrators are amazing responsive to parent inquiries and they go out of their way to find solutions. Overall the elementary teachers are highly motivated and engaged in the curriculum. They participate in the many events activities and programs that are available. The middle school has a handful of great instructors that overshadow the other instructors that are really performing at the top of their field. There is a tremendous sense of community and commitment from the parents. The PTA is incredibly involved with all aspects of the school. Good participation from students parents and teachers at events and activities. There are many educational opportunities and activities Science Olympiad Team Debate Club Teacher to student tutoring Peer to Peer Tutoring Counselors Horticulture Club Garden Club Chess Club Dance Monthly parent and student Educational Nights Bedtime Stories Monthly Movie Nights Restaurant Nights Halloween Carnival Musicals Benefit Concert Cafe Night Year End Party and much more!

  • (2 years ago)

    Horace Mann is a good school but I don't think it's worth relocating to Beverly Hills just to be in this school district. The school is satisfactory when it comes to academics but don't expect any bells and whistles here. The music program is good but languages aren't taught at all until middle school. This totally ignores the fact that younger children learn languages better and rapidly. Kids learn the basics of math and language arts but I can't imagine it's that much better than some of the average/better schools in LA. The principal and teachers in elementary are very nice but many parents are unhappy with the middle school and find options to leave by that time. Parent involvement is really ridiculous. Most parents at this school are happy to just drop their kids off and do not much else. Unfortunately this means a few parents do all of the volunteer work needed for the school. Overall I'm satisfied with where we are with the school at this point but I'm always on the lookout for more creative outlets for my child.

  • (2 years ago)

    New Principal beloved by parents staff and students (charismatic & dedicated to making school a better place). Expect a strong formal PUBLIC education. Kids are learning & happy. Economically this part of BH district struggles most & works hard to fundraise & educate kids. In 2011-12 many parents unhappy w/ some Middle School Math. Too many families tutoring! Admin. vague about how they are fixing issues & tenure keeps those who urgently need professional development. Student Body diverse Persians Israeli s Koreans & French; few Latinos or African Americans. Parents friendly unpretentious & hard working. Emphasis on ethics. Kids are respectful & learn discipline. Many community service opportunities. Lunchtime Chess Club Dance Club. Also Science & Gardening Club. Teachers in lower primary grade levels coordinate & follow similar curriculum. Not true in 5th grade or some middle school classes and cause for concern. School needs better curriculum coordinator. Opportunities to volunteer exist with PTA but rarely inside the classrooms. School slated for major construction soon to improve outdated facilities and re-do middle school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are exceptionally involved caring and attentive.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horace Mann is a wonderful community K-8 school. My grandchildren attend K and 2nd grade. As a three year volunteer I have had a chance to work with the wonderful caring teachers. There is a real sense of community and giving to others. There are many fundraisers for the less fortunate which are always well supported. Horace Mann deserves to be considered for America's favourite school!

  • (5 years ago)

    this is the most educational school ive seen in my whole life when i was a little girl i kept on moving and changing schools i wish i went to horace mann.............

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has a warm family like feeling that is lacking in other middle schools in the district. The Principle is accessible and the teachers and the front office top notch. We are very happy with everything except the fact that the school does not offer STAR Program.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has great parent involvment and an amazing staff of teachers administrators and specialists.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have enrolled in the pre school program and are enjoying it very much. The teachers are great and the parents are friendly and involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    We moved here from Canada (where the public school system is with minor exceptions very good)for our daughter to go to grade 7 at Horace Mann. It is a very dynamic school with a great principal and very good teachers. We were very happy with the school and the teachers. In general the staff are very approachable and kind which we appreciated very much. They used to have an exceptionally dynamic and talented principal for many years who is not at the school any more. The new principal is also kind and firm. In short we remain very impressed with this school and felt that our move to the area was worth it just because of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been involved with the pre school program and find it satisfactory.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love the small school feel of this middle school. The teachers know all of the children and work as a team to give them the best academics.

  • (9 years ago)

    horace mann is truly a great school. kids are included in everything and love horace manns non competitive enviorment. its newly renovated playground brings joy to the children and the teachers make learning a fun thing.

  • (9 years ago)

    The facilities are excellent but it is the outstanding caring teachers that make a difference. If they continue expanding their gifted programs it will be the best school in the state.

  • (9 years ago)

    the academics are great at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very good public school. My family made the transitions from private to public and my child is doing really well.

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