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Horizon Science Academy Cleveland

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Posted September 26, 2013

My son is a freshman at Horizon. He is really enjoying going there. He likes all his teachers and classes. I feel he is getting a good education. This is the first time he had enjoyed going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

My son is studying in this school last 4 years.theytry to do their best by offering a lot of incentives for our students from post secondary enrollment to science fair, from math completions to ACT prep program. One parent was complain about the receiving D`s and F`s his kid`s report card.I think this is the good indicator for this school to provide challenging rigor curriculum. That`s the reason they have 100 percent OGT passing score and senior year graduation rate and college acceptance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

Horizon Science Academy is hands down the best Highschool in Cleveland Ohio.. I was a student their for 2yrs and I loved it! The school offers so much as far as education and gives you so many oppurtunities. The staff is marvalous and very passonite about each individual student's education. The only bad thing about this school is the disciplne. The discipline is unfair and doesn't have the best outcome for the student. But overall the school has excellent teachers, great school leadership and challenging academic programs..


Posted June 21, 2009

I went to HSA in 9th grade. Although at first i didnt like it because of dresscode the fact its strict and the teacher push us. Now I look back and I truely appreciate all that the teachers and deans have done for me. Im really sad I had to go but glad that where ever I go, I go with a love for learning and the drive this school has showed me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

This school is fantastic. The best ever. The educators care about the students. A rigorous curriculum. One of Cleveland's best kept secrets. Plenty of structure and many extracurricular activities. All children are capable of learning great and wonderful things and this school proves just that. Hats off to HSA and much gratitude for all you do. I have no doubt my son will be prepared for College.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

HSA is a great school. It keeps the students on task and gives them a good education.


Posted February 9, 2007

I graduated from HSA in 2003. It is now 2007 and I am graduating from college with a 4-year degree. The people at HSA went above and beyond to make sure I was going to succeed after my completion there. The teachers care, no matter what, as long as the students and parents give the same in return. They even encourage starting college classes before you graduate, and if you didn't know it's free to do so! There are many extracurricular activities that are unique and mind enriching. If a student has a legitimate idea for an after-school activity, he or she can pursue that and make it happen. Parents: you have to be involved and care about what your child does to be able to get the most out of HSA, and be proud after he or she leaves!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 2, 2006

Horizon is the best for free. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2005

this school has a great academic schedule for students this is a plus school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

I believe this school has great potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

HSA is one of the better charter schools. Sure, it's not as fancy or large as some public schools (no library/gym/not many after school activities), but it's had great improvements since it's inception, and it fairs better than other charter schools. It's a safe place where parents can send their children. The staff is helpful and encouraging, the test scores are improving, and the administration is strong. Consider HSA if you're worried about the current state of Cleveland Public schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2005

HSA is the best school for students. WHY? Students can do what they want to do in science. School is like home school. All teachers take care of all students one by one. If you want your children to go University , HSA would be one of the best school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2004

They have no activities, the teachers are not very helpfful and alot of the students hate it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

As a student that has been at Horizon since the first opening, I can say that I've witnessed alot of improvements throughout the years. This is my last yr and the staff is very helpful when it comes to finding college information. They really care about everyone graduating and getting accepted into a college. Teachers are always willing to help and if more parents took advantage of being involved Horizon would be even better!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2004

HSA is a fairly young school catering to 6-12 grade students. It is a charter school paid for by the State of Ohio. Recently the school has allowed a public school teacher head the parent involvement committee and it has helped a great deal. Parents are able to voice their concerns and have the school board hear about it. The only concern I have is that most of the teachers are of foreign decent and have a bit of the problem communicating. Several parents are asking that the teachers, especially the math teachers to take a summer english class to get better in english for communication purposes. Math is fine but if the child has a problem understanding the english, it hurts in the learning process, no matter how nice they are or talented in math/science. Overall, I like the no-nonsense atmosphere. Also, the principal is cooperative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

HSA has given my child the education and safety that was not provided in my public school system. The curriculum is focused on science, math, language arts, and computer technology. The teachers encourage the students to excel. They stay after school and come in on weekends to tutor or help students with science projects or other academic competitions. I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2004

Bad school! This is tyhe first school my son has gone to where he has recieved D's and F's and a low Grade Point Average.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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91%

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89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic88%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic88%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
100 (2011)
 
95 (2010)
 
95 (2009)
 
102 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Graduation rate

77%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 77% 16%
Hispanic 11% 4%
White 7% 74%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A47%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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6000 South Marginal Rd
Cleveland, OH 44103
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