Horizon Middle School

3981 South Reservoir Road
Aurora, CO 80013
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Horizon Middle School serves 859 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 859 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Horizon Middle School's student population of 859 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
859 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Horizon Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Horizon Middle School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1291 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
35%
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Black
17%
4%
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White
34%
52%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Horizon Middle School's ranking?
Horizon Middle School is ranked #1291 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Horizon Middle School often compared to?
Horizon Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Columbia Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Horizon Middle School?
859 students attend Horizon Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Horizon Middle School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 17% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Horizon Middle School?
Horizon Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Horizon Middle School offer ?
Horizon Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Horizon Middle School part of?

School Calendar

View the Horizon Middle School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
No School ~ Spring Break ~ All Schools
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
First Day of 7th and 8th Grade Girls VB
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School - 12:00 Dismissal
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
Last day of School ~ All Schools
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
No School Fall Break ~ All Schools
October 14, 2024 (Monday)

School Reviews

5   9/12/2012
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 (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 859 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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