Horizons Academy

  • Horizons Academy serves 215 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Horizons Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Horizons Academy's student population of 215 students has declined by 37% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students215 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Horizons Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Horizons Academy is 0.66, 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 School Rank (16-17)#3526 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
44%
33%
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Black
31%
22%
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White
23%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.70
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Graduation Rate15-19%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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