3981 South Reservoir Road
Aurora, CO 80013
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Horizon Middle School serves 958 students in grades 6-8.
Horizon Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Horizon Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Horizon Middle School's student population of 958 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
958 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Last Day for 8th Grade Students
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)
Last day of School ~ All Schools
May 27, 2022 (Friday)
No School ~ Fall Break ~ All Schools
October 17, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break ~ All Schools
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

School Rankings

Horizon Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Horizon Middle School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1224 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
30%
34%
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Black
17%
5%
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White
42%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Horizon Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Horizon is a wonderful school. I have found the staff to be very caring. There are some absolutely amamazing teachers.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 5%)

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