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Horizon Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 694 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2009

Our daughter has been at Horizon for 4 years and loves it. She gets additional tutoring in reading and we have the safety and security of a school district ran after school day care right on the premis. She is a happier student because of the wonderful staff and the balence that the school offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

My son has attended this school for two years now and he is thriving. He is in the G.A.T.E. program there and he loves his teachers. He is finally being challanged. It took us a few years at othr school to get anybody to recognize just how far advanced he is. When we enrolled him into Horizon it was only a matter of weeks until his teacher asked if she could nominate him for Gifted testing. Since then he has been learning at an outstanding rate. We love this school..
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Posted April 10, 2007

My child has attended Horizon for the past 3 years. Each year we have been blessed with extraordinary teachers who genuinley care about the kids. There are programs available for children who excel beyond standards. Extracurricular activities are highly rated. Parental involvement is the highest I have seen anywhere.
—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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students60%
Female63%
Male55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indiann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)84%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)79%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female85%
Male94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indiann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)80%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female63%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students66%
Female77%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)61%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 78%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Asian 8% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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730 North Mitchell
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 854-5170

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