Horizon High School

Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Horizon High School operates within the Decatur City School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The teacher population of 8 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students n/a
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Horizon High School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 15:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Black
n/a
35%
White
n/a
58%
All Ethnic Groups Horizon High School Sch Ethnicity Horizon High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.00 0.70
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 51%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,518 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Decatur City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
7
Number of Students Managed 8,518 3,032
Decatur City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 72%
Decatur City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $29 MM
Decatur City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $95 MM $31 MM
Decatur City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,377 $9,620
Decatur City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,769 $10,180
Decatur City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Long Term Case (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Long Term Case (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Decatur Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    801 Wilson St Ne
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3056
    Magnet School
    0.1  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Decatur Long Term Case
    Alternative School
    910 Wilson St Ne
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)308-2308
    Alternative School
    0.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Decatur Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Banks-caddell Elementary School
    211 Gordon Dr Se
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3040
    0.7  mi  |  458  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Decatur Decatur High School
    1011 Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3011
    0.8  mi  |  1064  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Decatur Somerville Road Elementary School
    910 Somerville Rd Se
    Decatur , AL , 35601
    (256)552-3033
    1  mi  |  419  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Decatur, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.27. The most diverse school in Decatur is Johns Hill Magnet School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.