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Horace Mann Laboratory is a public elementary school in Salem. The principal of Horace Mann Laboratory is Diane Odonnell. 313 students attend Horace Mann Laboratory and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 52% of the 313 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Horace Mann Laboratory is 11:1. Saltonstall School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 56%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 33% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 50%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this school. Much smaller than most schools in Salem and a very friendly and respectful atmosphere throughout the school. A strong dedicated teaching staff. The academics are strong; my son is reading two grades above his grade level.

  • (2 years ago)

    A great school strong community and wonderful teachers. I couldn't be happier. The only problem is parking issues but everything else is just great. We just LOVE it there.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are great. Lots of extras for the kids to do!

  • (4 years ago)

    Old school values brilliant teachers strong community everyone knows your childs name what's better than that?

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school where the principal knows the name of every child the teachers go over and above to nurture each child individually and the children learn a sense of pride in their community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horace Mann is is a great location perfect spot for students of all neighborhoods. Also Horace Mann has great teachers staff and a great learning Program. Anything that goes on parents are aware of and there are many learning oppurtunities that are offered at Horace Mann Laboratory.

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents teachers and administrators work together to educate the whole child. Wonderful academic programs complimented with teaching social responsibility and healthy living.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are phenomonal and there's just such a warm welcoming atmosphere to the school. It's been around for over a hundred years with the focus on the most innovative teaching techniques. This school truly deserves to be named for the father of education.

  • (4 years ago)

    What lies within the walls of Horace Mann Lab school is nothing short of incredible the teachers and staff are the guts and the Awesomeness of HMLS. It's not about how a school looks in appearance it is about what lies within it. I am proud to send my children there. I love Horace Mann Lab school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horace Mann is the best school in Salem. It has one of the highest mcas ratings in the district and this including a high rate of special education children.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in a special needs classroom; efforts are made to make her included and part o- f the school and she loves it!

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with the poster who said this is the best-kept secret in Salem. If you talk to parents outside of Horace Mann they'll say 'Oh it's an old building.' What they miss is what goes on inside. It's a small school with small class size. All the teachers I've come in contact with are excellent not only academically but also in terms of their interaction with the children and their ability to encourage respect and cooperation among the students. The location of the school on the Salem State campus is a great advantage and there are always ample student teachers to assist the lead teachers. The school is also able to use various Salem State facilities for special events such as dinners and concerts. Although the school building is old it contains such amenities as a computer lab and dedicated rooms for science and art.

  • (5 years ago)

    Horace Mann is such a caring and supportive school. The moment that I walked in the school I felt that my daughter was home. There is a wonderful combination of academic learning respect and a loving and fun atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the fact that My kids go to such a great school. I wish all the schools were like Horace Mann!

  • (8 years ago)

    Horace Mann is the best kept secret in Salem. Great teachers warm and caring environment involved and enthusiastic parents. Small classes and a small school where truly 'everybody knows your name.' Its location on the Salem State College campus is an unbelievable benefit. Don't pass Horace Mann by because it doesn't have a new building! Its a great school.

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