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Our School

Mission Statement

As the Manchester family, we believe all students will learn through:


  • Planning a rigorous, differentiated, balanced standards-based instructional curriculum.
  • Providing a healthy, positive, safe learning environment.
  • Building character development that stresses responsibility, kindness, honesty, and respect for all members of the community.
  • Preparing challenging learning experiences to develop problem solving and high level critical thinking skills.
  • Instilling an appreciation for cultural diversity and a life-long love for learning.


Student Pledge

I am Respectful

I am Responsible

I am Safe

I am Honest



Vision Statement

The Manchester family will enrich our community by empowering students to become independent, hardworking, critical thinkers who have strong character values.   As a family of parents, teachers, support staff and administrators, we will progress towards higher levels of standards-based student achievement to create productive, successful, college-ready citizens.



  • Goal
    • 96% attendance rate or no more than 7 absences for the year
  • Tardy
    • If students arrive after 7:55 a.m.
  • Perfect Attendance
    • Present every day and remain in school all day (no tardies and no early leaves)
  • Absent Notes
    • Always have a note when returning to school
  • Questions or Concerns
    • Contact the Pupil Services & Attendance (PSA) Counselor
      • Ms. Cherry 
      • (213) 725-5600 ext. 3016