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Horizon Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 659 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2008

Not a great experience for our daughter. Office staff are rude and abrupt, especially to non-English parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

This is our second year at Horizon and although First Grade is was a better experience then Kindergarten, we have many concerns. Our first concern is that the Front Office personell are very rude. Our daughter had a wonderful first Grade teacher, but the Kindergarten Center is a mess. The Lunch program at Horizon is not very nutritious and has alot of fat and calories and is just plain not healthy. I wish the principal was more in charge of the school. It's very frustrating as a parent to communicate with school at all.
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Posted August 18, 2004

This school is what Jerome feels it has to brag about but it leaves a lot to be desired. It does have a nice building and grounds but when it comes to the education they leave much to be desired. my son is a very bright child with special needs and this school was not there to provide any of them. We worked with this school for years to get the services my son needed and they were totally unwilling to provide them for him. They find that the way to deal with kids who have special or extra needs is to transfer them out. My son was denied assistive technologies for 3 years and when we found out that this was something that was not a cost to the school they decided he would have to go to another school. New building nothing new for this district.
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Posted August 22, 2003

The teachers are excellent, however there is room for improvement for the vice principal and some of the office staff. The school is also nicely maintained and class size seems appropriate.
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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.
Language Usage

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

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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 Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)78%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)86%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
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
Hispanic 50% 16%
White 47% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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934 10th Ave East
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-4841

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