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3300 East Cartwright Road
Mesquite, TX 75181

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August 24, 2015
A parent and teacher There is room for improvement in the core areas of study like reading, writing, and math....I get some of these students after they leave Horn and they cannot write complete sentences. Teachers and administrators need to invest in extensive professional development and stop wasting time policing untucked uniform shirts.....and peach fuzz on someone's chin. Teachers and parents should be held accountable for the lack of competence that is entering college classes today. When a student is allowed to leave high school and he/she can't read or write, it is the entire districts fault.....

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2015
Rude staff. Do not work with patents to fix issues regarding student. Ignore problems until they escalate.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2014
I go to horn,there are a multitude of activiteis to do and is diverse with many cultures. They add new programs yearly making it easier to take classes in your field.

- submitted by a student

July 26, 2013
As a former student. I believe the staff was very helpful, especially my counselor Mrs.Pritchard, she really and truly was the best . she motivated me to do my best and on graduation day I knew she was proud of me because I was struggling bad before then. And I also want to thank Mrs.Sagraves, she was also the greatest math teacher ever. She always believed in her students and I disliked the ones that tried to run over her.But thank yall so much !

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2013
This school is a fine school. Test scores are above state averages and are at the top of the entire district. This school gets a bad reputation because of the hearsay among local parents that have never taken a step inside the school. You should walk the halls during instruction periods and see that it is a great learning environment for the students. The teachers want the students to succeed and push them to do so. Fine Arts and Athletics are very competitive and successful. I have found the administration to be extremely helpful and they only want what is best for students. It's time to end this school's bad rap based on it's earlier years-time to move on.

- submitted by a community member

April 19, 2012
my friends kids go this school and they say its a very great school..soon my son will be going to this high school .

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2010
Pretty good school but not the best. Ok school spirit and Amazing teachers who love to teach!

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 26, 2010
The school is improving everyday. The teachers (except for a few) really care a great deal about the students. The principal does not return phone calls to parents, but he is a nice guy who is trying. Some teachers need to go, but all in all I would give it a 9. Academics?-excellent.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2009
School spirit, teacher quality, extracurricular activities, school safety, discipline and parental involvement are awesome!

- submitted by a community member

August 01, 2009
The principal is really trying to bring this school to a higher standard. He is hard to reach at times. Right now if my child was not in ap and honors classes, I would be somewhat displeased with the academics. Some of the guidance counselors are excellent like Ms. Stuekenjuerken. I think the school is going up. The principal needs to continue weeding out the poor teachers that don't care about the students.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2009
Very good ROTC program, it is in the top 10% of the USA and the best in Mesquite. One of the only problems is that most of the teachers are not strict enough on dress code.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 01, 2008
I agree with one of the readers - the principal does not return phone calls from parents and it was like pulling teeth to get the counselors to call back. The teachers are pretty responsive though - I will give them that. The band program is good, but it could be better if the directors would deal with all the drama that always goes on. My child dropped band for next year because after 2 years, they would not respond to my child's complaints after many discussions with all of them.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2008
It's a very nice school, with great education. It's just a little crowded.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2007
As a student of john horn high school. I like it to go on the record that it is an outstanding high school. Our principal,Mr. Perkins is highly concerned about the well being of the students and the overall quality of our education.As for the teachers, our staff of qualified teacher are detrimental to our success as a school, as are our extra-curricular programs.Quite frankly, we are receiving a quality education from a outstanding group of educators and administrators. 9th grader, John Horn high school

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2007
The head principal has no time to deal with parents when they have concerns. He won't take time to e-mail or return phone calls. This says alot about his leadership. Horn is losing ponts everyday. You have teacher who don't care about the children.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2007
The only good thing about this school is its band and orchestra program other than that it is possibly one of the most horrible schools

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 07, 2007
The school is good but the athletic programs aren't the best.

- submitted by a student

May 29, 2007
The school is over crowded. The only good thing this school has going for it is that they are strict on the uniform standards. There are lot of kids who run around in rough groups.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 16, 2007
This school is in my opinion less than average. The administrators and some teachers spend more trying to check if we have a belt, and if we dont we get placed in ISS, basically 2 days of sitting around doing nothing but staring at a wall. We of lose 2 days of class, and don't get anything out of it. The only good classes are the AP English classes and AP Science classes everything else is a waste of time. What makes me angry is that students who try to avoid the classes where the teachers don't care are forced to spend take them without gaining any sort of education. The counselors are often too 'busy' to help, and this high school seems to have more of a elementary atmosphere.

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2006
Average Education for state of Texas, budget cuts are hurting this music program at this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2006
This school is fine for your average or good student, but not for a student that needs help. Administrators are not helpful. Some teachers are completely unresponsive to parent communication. Discipline is designed to remove the student from the classroom and/or inconvenience the parent. The assumption is made that problem behavior is from lack of adequate discipline at home. This assumption continues even when parents are asking for help in monitoring their child's assignments, attendance, or behavior. Information about items such as missed classes or office referrals tends to come 2 weeks or more after the occurance. Any mistake made or unprofessional behavior that occurs on the part of a teacher or administrator is covered over or ignored. Parents are not respected. The measure of a good teacher, administrator, or school is not in how they work with the easy students, but in how they can help even the difficult students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 23, 2006
Great campus...college like atmosphere, very diverse..meets state average test scoring.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2006
excellent music, art, sports, and extracurricular, very diverse student body

- submitted by a student

March 06, 2006
This school has great teachers, but I will say that there are many students here that are rough. There are many discipline problems, and the atmosphere at this school is a bit chaotic. Things are much calmer at all of the other high schools (I am a substitute teacher). The best schools are Poteet and North Mesquite, but Poteet far outweighs North.

- submitted by a teacher

January 11, 2006
My daughters comments have been that some of the counselors don't seem to willing to help or guide for preparation into college. THere have been some communication issues with administration/school in general. Horn was an excellent school in my opinion the first 2-3 years. Now it's okay. I belive having uniforms has helped. Drinks are too expensive for students.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2005
altho my concern is not necessarily about the items above,but the price & quality of food. It is terrible that a school child averages $4./day.Ridiculous! Soft drinks went from bottles to cans which obviously contain less product, but the price stayed the same. The teachers lounge has the bottles that the kids used to get but the price is cheaper in the teacher's lounge for more product. This is NOT right. School lunches are expensive as it is. When the kids are being given less product be it the food portions or a cold drink out of the can, the parents should not be being ripped off. Perhaps mydaughter should start purchasing her bottled drink in the teacher's lounge.

- submitted by a parent
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Horn High School
3300 East Cartwright Road, Mesquite, TX  75181
(972) 882-5200
Last modified Horn High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Horn High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top