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Horizon Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 360 students

 
 

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Posted August 26, 2013

The education at this school is A-1 however my child was bullied on many occasions. I kept wondering why she hated to go to school and finally she told me. Come to find out there was a boy who chocked her, banged her head against the locker, threw her on the floor and kicked her and she'd told the teachers and I was never notified. I called the school principle, thinking that she was lying and it turns out that she was telling the truth and that it had in fact been documented but they never though it was serious enough to let me know. I should have reported them to someone but I didn't want to start a fuss. Instead I just took my daughter out of that school and put her back into East Lansing. The kids there are very nice and much better behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

My son is enrolled in this school for school-of-choice and I could not be more impressed. Everyone wants to give their children the best and having them attend Horizon delivers! Principal Hornak knows what is important, leads by example and has shown so much compassion. My son, a 1st grader now would not blossoming as he is without the great school experiences he has had. Mrs. Smith is absolutely the BEST kindergarten teacher ever. My son's 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Knob, has him literally singing lessons every day that he comes home and he loves school. I could not ask for a better beginning. Thank you Horizon!!!. The only disappointment I have is with HOPS (Horizon Organization of Parents and Staff). I attempt to participate and became so upset with how things were ran that I just quit. I can expend my energy in more meaningful ways such as helping the teachers and coaching team sports than trying to interact with the leadership in this group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

My son goes to this school. The teachers are fabulous, nice building, good environment for kids. The daycare could be better, but is not run by the school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

My husband and I have 3 daughters. Our middle daughter, who is now 15, went to Horizon and now our 8 year old daughter attends Horizon currently. We have been highly impressed with the school the staff and the parents. This school seems to take great pride in their pupils. Our children are bi-racial and have had a very positive experience at Horizon. Our oldest daughter went to Kendon, in Lansing, and we were happy with her experience as well, but Horizon has the total package. This school goes above and behind in all areas and has fun doing it. The extracurricular activities they organize are very unique and well thought out. I understand that my comments may seem too good to be true. I would encourage anyone to send their children to Horizon and experience the difference for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2006

A fabulous school! The teachers are superb and the parent community is fantastic. The teachers are always available for phone calls, emails and personal conferences. The city of Holt has its 'gold standard' with Horizon Elementary. Security is an ever changing facet of the great 'hamlet' called Horizon. (Due to our ever changing world.) It changes and grows as needed. The welcome feeling that every parent feels as they enter the building will be lessened, but completely understood and encouraged. Bravo Horizon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Nice new building. A huge amount of push for meap scores. I think it should be easier for parents to speak with teachers...It's a pain...They don't even have email that we can easily contact them with! i haven't seen that in any other school my kids have attended! the security could be improved also. I can walk right in, through the halls, and back out with out a word from anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%
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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

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81%

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85%

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85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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93%

2013

 
 
79%

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88%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 69%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Multiracial 6% 2%
African-American 5% 18%
Asian 4% 3%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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5776 Holt Road
Delhi Charter Township, MI 48842
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