Mann Elementary

Horace Mann Elementary School is an integral part of the Bluff Heights neighborhood. This section will contain the school’s latest news, announcements and feature articles. Check here often to find what’s going on at Mann Elementary.


Mann Fundraiser Opportunity

To participate in the Ralphs Rewards Community Contribution Program follow the instructions here. Thanks for your support!
If you have a Ralphs card and are not enrolled, sign up to donate to Mann Elementary School.  When you swipe your card, Mann will get a percentage – this is an easy way for us to get a donation without any extra effort.

Mural, Mural, On the Wall

Mann Mural

After a dozen years of planning, it’s finally finished: the Wisteria on Mariquita mural. This mural will be the first of many murals to beautify the campus of Horace Mann Elementary and tie this architectural asset to our neighborhood.

Now that the Wisteria on Mariquita mural is finished, the Horace Mann PTA and the BHNA are looking forward to our next campus beautification projects. We have plans for historic signs on the corners of 3rd and Obispo, and 3rd and Coronado. We are also looking long term at a CDC beautification project, as well as murals on campus which would feature the work of student artists. If you have interest in the arts, please join the fun and help us make a difference in our school. Contact for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

It’s easier than you think to spend some quality time with the kids. Teachers and staff at Horace Mann are looking to our fabulous neighborhood residents to volunteer to help in a multitude of ways.

Here’s all the information you need to get started!

First: Have a look at the procedure for getting approved to help.
VIP Procedures

Second: Fill out the application.
VIP Application – English
VIP Application – Spanish

Third: Get your TB test
(All school staff, teachers, volunteers, etc. must have one)
TB Referral Information Page

Then get ready for your first assignment!
Everyone with a good heart and a desire to help our school kids is welcome and encouraged to apply. Read more about Mann Elementary below.


 General School Information

Principal:  Ms. Donna McKeehan
Grades:   K – 5th
Colors:  Red/White
Mascot:  Whale

257 Coronado Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90803

(562) 439-6897
(562) 439-8046  FAX


School Description and Mission Statement

Horace Mann Elementary School is on a traditional school calendar and offers a rigorous and challenging instructional program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We offer Accelerated classes to students in grades 3-5. Our school is located in the southeast section of Long Beach, which is known as the Bluff Heights area. Mann serves approximately 400 students. Mann is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood where our neighbors take pride in our school and their community.

Writer, Mychal Wynn, best sums up the mission of Horace Mann Elementary School this way; Our school is “A place where dreaming is encouraged, not discouraged. Where dreaming is supported, not condemned. Horace Mann is a place where ideas are developed and  opportunities are discovered.” Our vision is to provide a challenging educational program to each and every child attending our school. The staff provides a positive school climate and emphasizes positive character education traits daily in their classrooms.

Instruction is given through a variety of techniques including tutoring. Computers are available in every classroom. Housed in our school library, is a small computer lab. In our fourth and fifth grade classrooms, students have access to newly purchased lap top computers. Special programs include, after school tutoring, Accelerated classes (3-5) choral and instrumental music, library services, Literacy Specialist, Resource Specialist, counseling groups, STARVIEW Community Resources, after school recreation program, DARE, Camp Hi Hill, monthly award assemblies, and student council.

Our school-wide program includes enrichment activities, support for low achieving and language minority students, a community worker, and teacher aides. The Child Development Center (CDC) provides a nursery school program and school age care.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement

Parents actively support the school program through PTA, VIP program (described above) and various other activities. Our business partners are:  Educate the Children, Home Town Buffet, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association and Washington Mutual Bank. Some of the parent/community involvement activities include career program participation, Hacienda Redondo Convalescent Hospital visits, Open House, school newsletter, pen pal program, and parent education workshops.

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