School Details

Horace Mann Elementary School

521 North Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 688-1145
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 271 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

62%
73%
79%
67%
73%
78%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
69%
75%
77%
66%
77%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
77%
82%
66%
75%
82%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
86%
79%
78%
71%
76%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
81%
80%
67%
81%
81%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
79%
76%
78%
71%
75%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
78%
75%
70%
74%
70%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
78%
74%
72%
64%
65%
65%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Horace Mann Elementary School is a public elementary school in Iowa City. 271 students attend Horace Mann Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 50% of the 271 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Horace Mann Elementary School is 14:1. Bohumil Shimek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 54% 69%
Hispanic 30% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Horace Mann is a strong diverse (sociology-economically racially citizen status family make-up etc) community supported by intelligent dedicated and accessible teachers and administration. The joyful and vibrant energy of the school is enhanced by is proximity to the skillfully landscaped North Market Square Park local shops and Iowa City's downtown. Horace Mann is known additionally for its strong school spirit and pride. 4/5 Starts since the lovely old building requires some updating.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great neighborhood school with good community support. Test scores are overrated (go figure) and dont tell the true story.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is amazing! I am on my 2nd round and still love it! Don't always believe the test scores as a gauge of the academic commitment of this school these teacher are the best and have helped my daughter on her way to Junior High and she is exceeding expectations! You can tell the teachers love their job and the kids and want all to reach their potential! It is such a diverse school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our children loved the environment Horace Mann staff provided.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a great multi-cultural school with a wonderful pre-K program family resource center and caring dedicated staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    Small community atmosphere very diverse great teachers my daughter and son were very happy and inspired to learn while there.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in Horace Mann and our family thinks it's a great school! Test scores can be deceiving so don't let that be the only factor in choosing a school. Horace Mann is lucky to have most of the children of foreign grad students at the University of Iowa attend their school so there is much more cultural diversity than you would normally find in Iowa. This is also a reason why the ITBS scores would be lower as you have many children who speak English as a second language. Of course we see this exposure to different cultures as a huge benefit for our daughter. When we were looking at school districts a former Education Professor from UI told my husband that his top two choices for elem. schools in IC were Horace Mann and Longfellow based on the teachers neighborhoods economic and cultural diversity. We love it!

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