This school used to be great. Not any more...The administration particularly the principal is AWFUL. My student was bullied all year and no one even called to tell me. When I learned how serious the issue was her response was that she was handling it..it happen 3 more times. Obviously she was NOT. My last encounter her she was smug, rude, and extremely unprofessional. Lots of teachers are leaving because of her. She really has ruined this school.
Overall, very well-behaved kids.
Teachers that are very involved in the child's success.
Excellent well-balanced curriculum.
Better facilities, including labs, promethean boards in classrooms, up-to-date gymnasium
Strong PTA program.
Excellent extra-curricular programs for students.
Excellent CASA program.
Want to say a special thanks to Mr. Funkhouser for his upbeat attitude in the morning on the kiss & go student drop-off. Come rain, snow, or shine, he is there in the mornings (often sporting a pair of shorts, even in colder weather), motivating the kids as they are dropped off, with music also playing in the background. Very much appreciate his efforts!
The school has several ways of rewarding students for good behavior -- e.g., awarding students points or stickers for good deeds, recognizing student achievements (not just academic, but character/citizenship as well)
Horizon is a great school. I have 2 kids there, and they have excelled at this school. The guidance counselors are awesome, and do so much to make sure your child is happy there. The teachers are very caring, and communicate all the time to the parents. I love the PTA, they have so many activities and ways to participate in the school. I have not had any interaction with the principle, but everything has seemed to be well organized and efficient.
This is our second year here and I have to say it's on eof the best schools that I have ever encountered. Great teachers and staff. My child is so happy. At my child's previous school (a private school) there were so many sad days. Here, my child want's to go to school everyday! Such an improvement! Even the bus driver is amazing and so friendly. My child has learned so much in just one year. We are very, very happy!
School is kind of ok.Both my kids went there for like 3 years. The search program here is a joke. Can't believe they'll say No to a kid who scores 99 percentile in cogat and Nnat, who is a straight A student, reads like 2 grades above her current grade. Not exactly sure how the class room teacher and the Search teacher can't recommend such a kid. Really did not have a clue on what they expected. I just pulled my kid out and went to a neighboring county which welcomed my kid into full time GT with open arms. And that was the best decision I took. The 2 stars I gave was for the strong PTA community in this school.
All three of my children and my nephew have attended Horizon Elementary School over the past 7-8 years. The teachers are consistently willing to work with kids and parents to help students succeed. Guidance counselors are excellent and promote responsible behavior. Support staff is happy, efficient and friendly. The principal and vice principal are also very good, I have seen repeated evidence of caring, concern, and character (one of the messages communicated to students) across the board at Horizon. As my kids attend(ed) Horizon I feel they are in a safe, structured, fun learning environment that helps prepare them for middle school. The school also holds many activities that are great for families including the spring fun fair, bingo & movie nights, fun runs; helps educate our kids on the importance of caring for others (sweats for vets, food drives); encourages physical fitness (after-school running club is one of the best!) and promotes a tangible sense of community that seems pretty rare for this busy area.