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Horizon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 512 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted January 19, 2013

Horizon Elementary is a Learning Community that believes all children deserve the best possible educational experience in a safe learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2012

I was thouroughly impressed with the education my daughter received at Horizon. She attended k-5 and had excellent teachers each and every year. The staff is very involved and supportive of their students, and the level of parent/teacher communication is wonderful. The kids are challenged in the classrooms with use of technology in all subject areas. The Horizon staff also consistently focuses on building children with strong character...just as important as the book smarts! We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to send our child to Horizon and highly recommend it to anyone thinking of moving to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

Very strong staff,friendly,outgoing,great communication to parents.Principal is second to none.My children thoroughly enjoy all aspects of their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

Strong communication between teachers, principal and parents. The staff go above and beyond to be part of the neighborhood & community and connect with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

My kid now moves on to Grade 2 in Horizon elementary school - Sun Prairie I will rate it to be the best school in sun prairie
—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.

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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 50% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students88%
Female100%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students44%
Female63%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students82%
Female91%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic origin100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students76%
Female88%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 72% 73%
Asian 11% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 81%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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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