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Horizons Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 381 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2012

Everybody gotta love Mr.Peeple, he has all the patience in the world for kids. I have never seen anyone like him. He is the greatest!! Other than that the office people needs a little improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

This is a wonderful well rounded school. There are always extra activities & various clubs to keep your kids focused and excited about school. The teachers are that I know take a personal interest in your children and are excited to teach and see them learn. It's just a really great school w/ nice families, great teachers, awesome involved principal and an afterschool school program thru- the Y thats 2nd to none as far as I am concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I love the teachers and the principal! My children love to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

This school is fantastic! I love it!! There are so many activites, extra programs & sooo much parental involvment this can't help but be a phenominal school! The teachers are outstanding & the principal is awesome is hand on all the way. To comment on the person that wrtote about not being able to play... is she kidddding.... this is so not true amd the phy ed teacher is phenominal as well as activities at recess Anyone that reads that really needs to d0isregard as I have 2 children there I wouldnt have my children go anywhere else besides private!! A+++++++++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

The teachers at Horizons do their best every day to provide a safe, fun, and all inclusive learning environment. Bullying is not permitted and Mrs. Brice is strict but fair. There is a lot of parent involvement and the after school program is a 21st Century program with great clubs and tutoring services. I have a child with a learning disability and I am very pleased with how well he has been worked with. I can tell that the staff there have a sincere love for what they do and the children they work with. I am very grateful for such a wonderful school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

Mrs. Brice goes above and beyond to put the 'fun' back into school for students, staff, and parents. She is a hands on principal ... even does recess duty! Horizons is a top of the line school with a principal who obviously loves her job! We are blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

This is in response to the review about the children at Horizon's not being able to be active during recess. This is so not true. Have you ever volunteered at Horizon's? The children are playing football, on the playground equipment and just generally running around. The comments made about Mrs Brice are so not true. She is a great principal and very fair and it is a wonderful school. I would say one of the best in the Fox Cities. The staff and teachers are very helpful. When the children come to school in the morning all the teachers are in the hall greeting them and saying 'Good Morning', what a great start to the day. I think who ever wrote that review should spend more time volunteering at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

If you have active children, this is not the school for you. Children are not allowed to play during recess time unless it is a quiet activity. The adults take the balls away due to excessive roughness (they say). Kids will be kids, let them play I say. Unless they are intentionaly hurting each other, it should not be a big deal. A lot of the punishments are given on hear say and not from an adult who actually saw what occurred. The principal tends to pick out individual students and picks apart every little thing they do throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

School is good but the parking is horrible! Horizon's needs to make it easier for parents to pick up students from school...terrible parking arrangement!
—Submitted by a parent


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students32%
Female37%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled39%
English learners9%
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students32%
Female44%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled39%
English learners9%
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students48%
Female37%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students25%
Female16%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled30%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant25%

Science

All Students75%
Female68%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students45%
Female36%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled52%
English learners8%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students28%
Female16%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled31%
English learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled39%
English learners0%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students20%
Female28%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled23%
English learners0%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 53% 73%
Hispanic 25% 10%
Asian 13% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 27%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 94%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Karen Brice
Fax number
  • (920) 832-1592

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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