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Horizons Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 939 students

 

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Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 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


Posted October 6, 2011

I love this school my child is very happy here. Very safe school and the staff is wonderful
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Posted October 6, 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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Posted 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....
—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 58% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
White 27%
Black 23%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%66%61%
Master's degree 18%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MRS. RUTH REIMER
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  • (863) 419-3432

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1700 Forest Lake Drive
Davenport, FL 33837
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