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Horizon Center. Alternative School

Public | 6-12 | 87 students

 

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Posted July 27, 2011

This is the absolute worst facility I've ever come across, the only goal they have is hindering your childs education. I've repeatedly been told to let my child acquire a GED...I had hoped they would help me show my child how important education was, not push him away from it~ In my opinion, they should fire most of the Office & rehire to try again. I pray other children have families that will come to bat to defend them as my child does. Good luck...no, really, you'll need it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I find the teachers and staff are very helpful and caring. Its up to our kids to take advantage of what these teacher have to offer and not throw it away. concern grandmother
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

Horizon Center is very rpoductive in getting students back on the right path. Some students continue education, some have graduated and gone to college,and the service. Some students have even started their own businesses


Posted June 7, 2007

Horizon Center's core curriculum is 'behavior modification'. The school is for the county's public school students who have been either removed from the traditional setting for behavior reasons or who are on other city/state mandated probations. The students are not well monitored, the campus is unsafe.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 53% in 2014.

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0%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

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2011

 
 
7%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
12%
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 47% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
19%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
0%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
5%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
33%
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 78% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
11%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 90%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 13%N/A2%
Graduation rate 0%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 47%44%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%2%1%
Other degree 12%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. JAMES SPEER
Fax number
  • (352) 955-7122

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2802 Northeast 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641
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