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New Horizon Magnet School

Public | PK-5 | 319 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2013

Overall this school is good. I think they are WAY understaffed there for not giving the kids all the attention they deserve. The program of dual language is GREAT just wish some teachers would do there job better! I have a child there and I really was impressed how much Spanish he learned last year but the teacher he has this year is NEW and I don't see her doing such a great job not just in the Spanish teaching but in her overall teaching. Wish she could get a class grandma like other classes have. She really needs the help. I tried volunteering but don't think the teacher likes parents in her class to much. And don't get me started on the bussing issue, that totally needs HELP ASAP!!!!! Have yall seen how ugly that gets?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

The school is great I am very happy. The only problem is no more buses will be provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

With the new Principal Mrs. Cleverly the leadership in the school has gone from 0 to 90 in the past year. I love the teachers and my kids love school. I wish we could say the same about the district. How do they mis-calculate 5 million dollars. Losing our buses will be hard on our family next year, but I think it's worth the 20 minute drive to take my kids to New Horizons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

We have gone to this school for 3 years. The leadership is poor and there is limited accountability by the staff. I am concerned that the movies/TV shows shown here for children are not appropriate (Goosebumps, Sponge Bob). I also feel as if the communication on behalf of the school is very poor. They fail to communicate with each other and with parents. This year the principal had 2 schools so he was not very involved and did not seem to care about this school and the children in it. In addition to that he does not speak Spanish so it does not make sense to have someone who is not bilingual as the leader of a bilingual program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I love the teachers and philosophy of the school. The leadership needs a little work.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indiann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)85%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)87%
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 Students81%
Female91%
Male72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
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%
Female75%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
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 58% 16%
White 40% 78%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 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 54%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Nampa, ID 83686
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