My children loved thier expierience at horizon its like one big family. the teachers care about the students and go beyond the scope of thier duties Mrs Chiet recently added a new music teacher Mrs. Goldstein and she gave my daughter the knowledge and courage to express herself thru music and thanks to Mrs.Goldsteins outgoing personaliy and talent my daughter got a full music scholarship to a private school. our family is thankful we could not have done it without your support thank you for keeping music at Horizon ,
I just wanted to say who ever it was that wrote horizon is a title one school and that should explain everything should be ashamed, a child is a child would you like someone making that comment if it were your child? You do not know other peoples situations! I just hope that you are not teaching your child to be so dicriminating if you are I feel so sorry for your child!
My child just completed K-Pelton (2012/2013). She did well and we had no major incidents. We were please with her progress, considering she never went to school before K except for Summer Pre-K. She went from crying every time she came upon a word she didn't know to reading stories for her younger brother with confidence. She loves Mrs. Pelton. She's moving on to grade 1 (2013/2014)...don't know yet who the teacher will be. It is troubling to know that your child can move from a nice teacher to a monster.
I'm a former Horizon Parent. My oldest stared 1st grade back in 2001. This Sunday she is graduating High School and we still make time to visit Ms.Chiet and teachers. This school was the beginning of a great school experirience. Very grateful! Btw, GET INVOLVED PARENTS!!! I did! For 9years :-)
Combined my 2 kids have spent 7 years at this school. I have spent many hours volunteering and observing this school. I have been happy with almost every teacher that they had. The administration team is very experienced and caring; but direct and loud in a NY-style way.....and it works. This school is very serious about academics and the majority of the parents support the school (by getting homework done, kids to school on-time, etc). The kids have before-school work they do in the hallways. Some kids have work they do after-school. There are plenty of activities like Movie Night and Batty for Bingo to meet other kids and parents. The gifted program is fantastic. I have also had a great experience with the reading coaches when one of my kids struggled to read at grade level. The school does the most they can with the resources the county provides. My main wish for this school would be that the county give more $$ for support staff (reading/math coaches/aides) to support the teachers.
I went to this school from kindergarten through 5th grade. It was the best elementary school there is around, I know this because I am having a hard time finding even a decent school for my kids to go to. Your kid should be so lucky to be attending such a good school. Appreciate it!
This school gives you the runaround when you have a child with a disability that needs accommodations. I had to go to the district to get anything done. Now we have a section 504 but each step of the way they need a doctor's note which cost me $25 a piece. They didn't believe my letter stating side effects, they wanted it from the doc. Each time they have changed his meds I have to pay another $25. Screwy school! They refused to test him despite all these letters and a letter from me.
My son goes to this school. Last year we had an incident wherein one kid put an open siccors into my son's throat and was not satisfied with the way everyone handled the situacion, even the police department. Some of the teachers are arrogant and some are pleasant. My son is a 5th grader and his teacher Mrs Mahler is wonderful compare to his 2nd and 3rd grade teacher. I personally disliked their attitude and lack of love and care for the students. I am constantly involved in my child's education and worked hard side by side with my kid so he can keep high grades despite of one teacher telling me that I should not spent too much time tutoring my child. I was dissapointed to hear this from a teacher.