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Horizon High School

Public | 9-12 | 1071 students

 

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Posted December 24, 2013

I enjoy going to this school alot! Most people that dont like the school dont like it because they arnt involved in any activities! I feel at home here! There is great pride in the MIGHTY SCORPION!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2013

This school is far below average on what they teach. Everything they tought my kids they had learned the prevoius year, if not earlier. Also, do no under any circumstances move into or out of this school before the end of the semester. They will not give yur children credit for their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I attend this and dont recommend this school to anyone. The majority of the teachers here only pass their students so they wont have to see them again the following year. The library is great though. It is over packed, and the nutrition is minimal. Hence, I intend to leave Horizon High school. My parents have similar beliefs. Clint High School has more qualified teachers than Horizon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

After being hesitant in enrolling my daughter at Horizon High, being new to the area I was really skeptical on registration day, what a unorganized first impression. My daughter has from the very beginning enjoyed the transition as her freshman year, every issue has been addressed with professionalism and politeness...what a difference from the Ysleta district. We gave Horizon a chance and they have proved to be the right choice. Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

Hello fellow americans, Horizon high school is one of the best schools to my knowledge. It is jam packed with great teachers and great students. A very good learning atmosphere as well. As for sports and such, the competition level is great. A healthy environment for people of all ages. Also, the horizon high cross country team, is the best in El Paso, they kick the crap out of bel air all the time. ( inside joke kinda.. ) but still, i suggest all parents enroll your students at horizon high scholl! Where failure is not an Option! Go Scorpions!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2007

Horizon High school has the best teachers and staff members. They have a variety of sports and activities where to choose from. There is cheerleading and dance. Which are the best. They have good coachers and sponsors at the school and not also care for the school and the team but also for the members of the team's well being. They have good communication with the parents about the outdoing of the students advancements, their work and their leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

Horizon high school is one of the best schools in clint. Considering the public library if you are looking for the perfect school,horizon city,has the best one! welcome to horizon high school/home of the scorpions!
—Submitted by a former student


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

365 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

355 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

356 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

363 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
41%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students13%
Female13%
Male14%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students16%
Female21%
Male12%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted16%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students13%
Female18%
Male8%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education17%
Not special education12%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education17%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education14%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English44%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students16%
Female19%
Male12%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted16%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female57%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education18%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 95% 50%
White 3% 31%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ramon S Lozano Iii
Fax number
  • (915) 852-0357

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14651 Horizon Blvd
El Paso, TX 79928
Phone: (915) 926-4200

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