Horizon Middle School

  • Horizon Middle School serves 1,297 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Horizon Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Horizon Middle School's student population of 1,297 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,297 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Horizon Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Horizon Middle School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#2545 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
58%
33%
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Black
15%
22%
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White
20%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.610.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOsceola School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
1  
It is Terrible. It is dirty, bad, no one cleans the gym showers and the teachers and staff some of them are racist, sexist, and extremely rude with their approach. HORRIBLE! THIS ALL NEEDS TO STOP!
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4  
Horizon Middle School is a great school for student success! The AVID program at Horizon is the best in central Florida. My son was well prepared for high school. It is the best middle school for developing great leadership skills in young people.
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5  
The extra programs are nice like a little something for every one. And the academics are good because the teachers are well liked and for the most part trusted. I currently attend Horizon Middle School and I would not have it any other way
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5  
Horizon is a fantastic school. It has to be the best school I have attended. The teachers are great, and really involve you in many things and the extracurricular programs are amazing. The teachers are extremely experienced, let alone 100% dedicated to helping their students learn. The teachers are fantastic, they will respond to parents' calls, e-mails, letters anything and are always ready to go out of their way to help students and their parents.
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