Horizon Middle School

915 W 35th St
Kearney, NE 68845
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Horizon Middle School serves 638 students in grades 6-8.
Horizon Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Horizon Middle School's student population of 638 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Horizon Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Horizon Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#248 out of 902 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
21%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
82%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Horizon Middle School's ranking?
Horizon Middle School is ranked #248 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Horizon Middle School?
638 students attend Horizon Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Horizon Middle School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
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 Nebraska state average of 12:1.
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?
Horizon Middle School is part of Kearney Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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