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Horizon School

Public | K-6 | 594 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2013

I love this school, we came from out of the country over two years ago and my 4 kids have been going to Horizon ever since. We moved out of the district boundaries and still we drive them to school every day. Lots of activities, teachers and all the staff are great, my kids also love this school, we need to move again and it brakes my heart to think I'll have to change my children from school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The teachers are fine, and the curriculum is fine. The current administration, however, seems more interesting in avoiding responsibility than taking care of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

I would not send my kids anywhere else. Teacher knowledge and campassion as well as community involvement the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

compassionate teachers and worthwhile policies. GREAT PLACE
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Posted September 19, 2006

As this is my daughter's fourth week at Horizon, I don't have many details for you. I'm very impressed so far, however. This is a wonderful district, and the curriculum is great, too. It's not overwhelming to her, so she is willing to do the work. It's laid out in a way that she is being taught how to learn and this is vital and also rare.
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Posted August 19, 2003

My daughter attended private school from the time she was 2 through the 2nd grade. We were hesitant to put her in public school. She completed 3rd and 4th grade at Horizon and is entering the 5th grade. I couldn't be more pleased with the level of education she has received. She has really blossomed and she *loves* school. We don't live in the district but she won't go anywhere else.
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 77%
Hispanic 21% 15%
Black 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5180 South 700 West
Murray, UT 84123
Phone: (801) 264-7420

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