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Davenport, FL
Students enrolled: 939

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1700 Forest Lake Drive
Davenport, FL 33837

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(863) 419-3430
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March 11, 2015
I HATE this school!!! We recently moved from Orlando where my kids went to an "A" school. School zoning was very important to me and I did my research before deciding to buy a house. Little did I know my kids would get stuck going to this terrible school. Apparently, the waiting lists are very long for the magnet and charters schools. Geesh...I wonder why. I have to admit my kids teachers are very nice but 2 out of 3 don't even know how to hold a conference. Some of their practices are very questionable. Horizon seems like it's too busy trying to get funding than anything else. They have very little communication and never require parent help which I find quite odd. I visit my kids for lunch often and I always witness teachers literally screaming at kids. The office staff is very rude and unprofessional. Coming from a different school I know for a fact this school is not teaching at a higher level which scares me cause it's a "D". Oh I'm sorry. They may blame that on poverty.

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August 17, 2013
I was pretty impressed with the teachers here. I had a second grader and a kindergartner here for the second half of last year. I think communication from the school in general could be better, but communication from the teachers was great. They worked with me and my kids to help them learn and grow as individuals! I don't like how "secure" the campus is, I can't even walk my kids to class in the mornings. I understand the need for it, I just don't like it. All in all it's a good school, there isn't a big bullying problem and my kids are learning a lot and making good friends. This year I'll have a 3rd grader, a 1st grader and a new kindergartner, and I'm proud that they are attending Horizons Elementary!

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August 04, 2013
This school sucks. Its the worst school I ever seen. I have to move to a different place just to find a good school for my son because this school are so unorganized the teachers are horrible.

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July 11, 2013
my daughter went this year for the first time to this school and finnally i found the perfect one. the teachers are really good and the school is secure and clean.. i have 3 more kids and definitly they are going to this school.

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January 10, 2013
My child hurt his knee at school before getting on the bus and they said he wasn't bleeding, so they put him on the bus anyway. They failed to notify me that he was even hurt and when I went to the bus stop to pick him up, he was sitting in the road, in tears because he couldn't walk. I took him to the ER and he had sprang his knee. I haven't called yet as it just happened tonight, but they will be hearing from me and it won't be a nice phone call. Thought the school was getting better, but one step forward and 2 steps back I guess. At least his actual teacher is really nice this year, but some I consider myself lucky because they are hard to come by at that school.

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August 16, 2012
I believe the school has horrible communication skills. out of 3 years my daughter has had 2 horrible teachers. My daughter was getting bullied from a student and nothing was resolved after going to the school several times. It took the school finding a knife on the bully to suspend him. There was even one time I sent a note with the teacher to make sure my daughter was in the car riding location because she had a doctors appt after school. I sat at the school in the long car rider line and they advised me to park and go into the office. The staff proceeded to tell me they had no idea where my daughter was and she must have been sent on the bus, so with no help, I drove home in hopes to find my 6yr old there. I got home to her backpack on our porch so I knew she wasnt far. She was found at one of my neighbors homes. WOW! Would have been nice to get a courtesy call from the school or something. All I got was we don't know where she is at. My daughter is a well behaved, well mannered child and she deserves more than what Horizons has to offer.

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April 19, 2012
I love the teachers and administration at Horizons. Everyone has my child's needs at heart. I have seen how the school has been working to improve every year. They offered tutoring to help the kids do better. I love it how the car line runs so smoothly and they keep kids safety in mind. I have been invited to more activities this year than in previous years and my kids are happy. That is what matters.

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February 06, 2012
I feel very disconnected with the school. There are no extra activities for the school i.e. PTA meetings, fund raisers, or student involvement. It has actually decreased over the last 2 years. No homework is given by my child's teacher and now he is failing is two subjects. I am very unhappy and hope we can move to another school next year.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2011
I love this school my child is very happy here. Very safe school and the staff is wonderful

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October 06, 2011
My children have been attending this school for two years and I love it. The staff and teachers are great and truly care about your childs education.

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February 27, 2011
The school is great as far as curriculum and my son has learnt alot in the Pre K program.....but I have to say i'm very disappointed in the Car Rider system...they want you to pick up your child asap...or they'll charge extra...but they take tooo long in the line for picking up....

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Horizons Elementary School
1700 Forest Lake Drive, Davenport, FL  33837
(863) 419-3430
Last modified Horizons Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Horizons Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top