Horizon Middle School

1750 Piros Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2.33 5 1 (3 reviews)
Horizon Middle School serves 746 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Horizon Middle School's student population of 746 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Horizon Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Horizon Middle School is 0.68, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#997 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
34%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
48%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFalcon School District No. 49 In The County Of El Paso And School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Horizon Middle School is Power Technical Early College (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado Springs Power Technical Early College Vocational School
    Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-11 | 240 students
    0.7 miles
    2525 Canada Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    (719) 302-9025
    0.7 6-11 240
  • Colorado Springs Evans International Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 670 students
    0.8 miles
    1675 Winnebago Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    (719) 495-5299
    0.8 PK-5 670
  • Colorado Springs Remington Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 611 students
    1.1 miles
    2825 Pony Tracks Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80922
    (719) 495-5266
    1.1 PK-5 611
  • Colorado Springs Mcauliffe Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 537 students
    1.3 miles
    830 Hathaway Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    (719) 228-0900
    1.3 PK-5 537
  • Colorado Springs Henry Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 337 students
    1.6 miles
    1310 Lehmberg Boulevard
    Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    (719) 328-7200
    1.6 PK-5 337

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
Terrible leadership and terrible results. Look at the student's proficiency results and judge for yourself. If this was a business, the whole administration would be fired. Do not send your child here if you have ambitions for your child beyond begging for money on Nevada.
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5  
This school is the best school I've ever been to. The way Mr.Horras manages the school is incredible, I definitely recommend going here!
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1  
Run don't walk from this middle school. Make the time to drive or find a car pool to another school if you care about education at all for your children.
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