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Horizon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1234 students

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2010

They have a great music program, led by Mr. Cole. They have very good classes that get right down to the point.


Posted September 16, 2009

They have a great music program for homeschoolers!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

364 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

383 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

365 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

415 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

339 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

389 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

382 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black74%
Hispanic45%
Native American53%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black55%
Hispanic38%
Native American31%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Black50%
Hispanic47%
Native American27%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American21%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native American29%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English59%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American36%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native American36%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American39%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native American33%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native American21%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 73%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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