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.
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.
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Great neighborhood school with good community support. Test scores are overrated (go figure) and dont tell the true story.
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!
Our children loved the environment Horace Mann staff provided.
It is a great multi-cultural school with a wonderful pre-K program family resource center and caring dedicated staff.
Small community atmosphere very diverse great teachers my daughter and son were very happy and inspired to learn while there.
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!