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Horizon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 512 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

Horizon is a school focused on the building a successful education for all of its students. We have two child currently at Horizon and have been so impressed with the strong community based environment provided. Everyone is welcoming, understanding and resourceful. It is wonderful when you walk into your children's school and the staff knows you by name. We have been so impressed with the education, leadership and sense of community Horizon offers.
—Submitted by a parent


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


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

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

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students42%
Female45%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant42%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students69%
Female64%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant38%

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female89%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students59%
Female77%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant59%
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 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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