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Horizon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 530 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted September 5, 2005

Some of the teachers are good but it is a poor school and there are a lot of students from other cities there, it is also a Title 1 school (that should explain everything).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

My two children attend horizon elementary school, and although I have no complaint of the teachers and staff, because everyone seems to be dedicated to the students and their well-beings. But at least once a week one or the other of my children is in the clinic due to the complaint of the food that is served for lunch, once one of them had a problem with the breakfast. My children aren't picky eaters but some days they say mom I didn't eat today cause the food was cold in the middle, or it was nasty, or something, and when they do eat sometimes they're in the bathroom right after or the clinic. I have also asked other students in my family that attend this school have the same complaints, but they've been bringing their own lunch and from now on so will my kids. The food is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

I have 3 children in this school, one in K, one in 1st, and one in 3rd. I am a bit concerned with the structure the kindergaten class has because they never send any homework and I don't see much progress in my sons learning. My first grader seems to be doing great, and my third graders teacher is very attentive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

I think that Horizon Elementary is a wonderful school. My daughter went there from K-5 and my son is currently in Kindergarten. All of the staff are exceptional with the children and make it a loving environment for our children to learn and grow. I wish the parents would get more involved in their children's education. I am proud to say my children attend/ed Horizon Elementary. My hats off to all of you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

All of my children have attended Horizon Elementary school and although we have had ups and downs with administration as it has changed through the years, overall, I have grown to love the school. The teachers and ESE team are the heart of the establishment and always make time for parents. I recently moved out of the area and miss the staff there greatly. I still call to say hello and make visits to the school.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 48%
Hispanic 22%
White 22%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%53%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. NORA CHIET
Fax number
  • (754) 322-6490

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2101 North Pine Island Road
Sunrise, FL 33322
Phone: (754) 322-6450

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