Horizon Middle School

  • Horizon Middle School serves 1,977 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Horizon Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota 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 19:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Horizon Middle School's student population of 1,977 students has grown by 54% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 39% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students1,977 students
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Total Classroom Teachers102 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Horizon Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Horizon Middle School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#1227 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
3%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
8%
11%
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White
73%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Horizon Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.450.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMoorhead Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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