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Horizon Middle School

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Posted March 5, 2014

Horizon is a good school with some excellent teachers. Also the administrators and front office staff are respectful and caring. I believe that my child is receiving a quality education. Unfortunately the parent involvement rate is not very high. It is also currently missing extras such as yearbook and student council. It would be beneficial if these activities would return. My experience has been that the staff here takes bullying very seriously and tries to address it appropriately. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a middle school in their area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

I was a student at horizon all 3 years I finished my 8th grade year in 2013.Shure the kids at horizon are not all that pleasant and tend to bully the other kids but I realized it and didnt bring my parents in to do all the work. Only half the time were the problems fixed because the kids there thought they could over power the staff and half the time tht was the case.The class sizes arent tht good I had about 45 kids in my algebra class and the teacher was new,he didnt know how to control the class so there wasnt much learning. there are a select few that offer to help kids whenever they can. 6th: ms. Garcia, ms.Glen..7th:mrs Dallzel-Wagers, mr robillard, mr seymour..8th:mr troscher, mr camron. The athletic group is great our school.Our school seems to revolve arround basketball and track.All the enrichment teachers help alot.my band teach mr lawrence is fun, he is a good friend to most of the kids too. All of the sports coaches are teacher volunteers and i appreciate tht they coach us and grade our work and still dont get tired of us haha. Its a great school if u hang out with the right people and make the right decisions. If ur child doesnt do tht they r in for a rude awakening.


Posted April 10, 2013

I moved just to get my child out of this school. This was the 6th grade. He was having a problem with a bully and the teachers and counselors I spoke with made excuses (including blaming my child) instead of even trying to appear proactive. I went to meet with a teacher about my child's grade and was basically told that if he couldn't keep up, that was his problem. Before or after school tutoring was not offered, yet if I taught my child the way I learned, he was downgraded because it wasn't the way they learned in class...even though the final answer was right. Overall, this is the feeling I got from every interaction with staff: they were too busy, it wasn't their problem. FYI, I did research on this site before deciding to send my son to Jenkins Elementary, where he has been thriving. I would not recommend this school to anyone who asked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

Its fine if you don't care if your child is getting the support and help they need to be a successful student. Its difficult if your are transferring in from other school districts. They say they can met the needs of your students but it may take a whole school year for them to say ok we will identify your child as ____ but sorry they will not be receiving services at our school and then when you remove your child from the school the wonderful art teacher , Ms Leasure will give your child an F even though they had been getting As all year. My frustration level is boiling with this school. Ms Gohl, Ms Garcia are great but they are diamonds in an otherwise steaming pile of horse dung. Sorry but I shouldn't have to worry about my child hating their school so much but with teachers like ms leasure I can see why. The SOAR program is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

I LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH IT IS AWESOME I LOVE IT WITH ALL MY HEART!


Posted May 22, 2008

i love this school my child has improvred her reading and math skills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

One of the advantages is that the school is small enough to get to know everyone. I did not experience a bad environment with the kids, most of the teachers are good. A few of the teachers need a better attitude, but I guess that is anywhere. I like the fact that most teachers and admin staff know the kids by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

Poor Environment for students. Not enough challenging work given out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

I have had a great exprierence with this school district up until this year. I feel as if the principal of this school and some of the staff aren't prepared to deal with the parents and the children. They expect the students to be 95% independent and responsible. I feel as if we are all treated as another number and not as an individual. I feel they discipline in the same manner and not on a situational basis. I am really disappointed. I was excited to see my child embark on this new journey into middle school but now it's just seems to be such a headache! Their is little communication unless I force their hand. I think they have good ideas they just need a user friendly approch and more of an individual approach.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female46%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students57%
Female64%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Reading

All Students66%
Female77%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students67%
Female82%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible30%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 56%
Hispanic 23% 32%
Black 10% 5%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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