Horizon Elementary School
Horizon Elementary School serves 564 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Horizon Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 564 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in CA
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Horizon Elementary School's student population of 564 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Horizon Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Horizon Elementary School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3038 out of 3649 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Horizon Elementary School?
564 students attend Horizon Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of Horizon Elementary School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Horizon Elementary School?
Horizon Elementary School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does Horizon Elementary School offer ?
Horizon Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Horizon Elementary School part of?
Horizon Elementary School is part of Mcfarland Unified School District.
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