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School Mission Statement

Horace Mann Middle School strives to be a structured, cohesive school where everybody works together toward building teamwork, growth, and equity.  Among students, we value the 5 Rs which include readiness, respect, responsibility, resilience, and resolve.  Among staff, we value the 3 Rs of relationships, rigor, and relevance. 


Relationships:  How do we create the conditions for trust, empathy, and equity?

Rigor:  How do we hold students and ourselves accountable for students’ learning and choices?

Relevance: How do we create the conditions for students to care?


District Mission Statement


All San Diego students will graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity and resilience to succeed in their choice of college and career in order to lead and participate in the society of tomorrow.

 Vision 2020: Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood

To prepare our students for the competitive global economy they will face in the years ahead the San Diego Unified Board of Education has developed a focused, long term plan for student achievement. It culminates with graduation of the Class of 2020. Vision 2020 is a community-based school reform plan that engages all parents, staff, students and community members. It will result in a high level of confidence in our public schools. Between now and 2020 we intend to develop a world-class school system for all of our students.

The Board of Education will hold itself responsible for maintaining the focus of the staff and the community on Vision 2020. The Board will review Vision 2020 at the end of each school year to assess progress towards the goals of the vision. The Board designates to the Superintendent the development of the strategic process for the implementation of the goals of Vision 2020.

Vision 2020 will create a school district that:



There are 12 Indicators of a Quality Neighborhood School.



2016-2017 Schoolwide Goals: 

 Relationships:  Develop staff voice for professional development and decision-making, socializing opportunities, work on mentorship in advisory with students.

Rigor:  Learning: Work across the disciplines on writing around a CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) model; Student Choices: Develop consistent and accountable schoolwide discipline plan from classroom through administrative steps. 

Relevance:  Within advisory class and with departmental reinforcement, there will be a focus on growth mindset, study skills/planner usage, and relationship/team building.  Townhall meetings will include motivational speakers and relationship between choicemaking and consequences.  

Ratified by Mann School Governance Team on September 12, 2016.



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