Horizon Middle School

Public 6-8

 1750 Piros Drive
       Colorado Springs, CO  80915-4307


 (719) 495-5210

 School Website

District: Falcon School District No. 49

SchoolDigger Rank:
238th of 418 Colorado Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.7
Number of students:  709

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.5%
Hispanic:
28.9%
Two or more races:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Horizon Middle School ranked worse than 56.9% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranked last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Falcon School District No. 49. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.83. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Horizon Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Falcon School District No. 49. Racial makeup is: White (48.5%), Hispanic (28.9%), two or more races (9.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 49.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Falcon School District No. 49. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Horizon Middle School is 14.7, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Falcon School District No. 49! (See more...)
Compare Horizon Middle School employs 48 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Horizon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Middle School 238th of 418 Colorado public middle schools. (See Horizon Middle School in the ranking list.)

Falcon School District No. 49:

SchoolDigger ranks Falcon School District No. 49 57th of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Horizon Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.29 158th 336 53.0%
2005 55.81 159th 340 53.2%
2006 46.29 201st 346 41.9%
2007 56.14 165th 360 54.2%
2008 59.04 146th 362 59.7%
2009 56.62 171st 377 54.6%
2010 61.31 162nd 409 60.4%
2011 53.92 208th 422 50.7%
2012 55.20 202nd 425 52.5%
2013 46.56 259th 454 43.0%
2014 43.22 265th 461 42.5%
2015 28.39 312th 436 28.4%
2016 18.72 337th 400 15.8%
2017 34.34 262nd 424 38.2%
2018 39.83 238th 418 43.1%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, April 12, 2019

Open Quote I am not even sure where to begin with this school. This is one of the absolute worst places to send a child. The principal is not really in touch with his teachers or curriculum and does not get involved with anything. The director of this site is just as worthless. Teachers here are not monitored and therefore participate in bullying students and degrading them if not the teachers pet. Children here are often forgotten with comments such as I "....was doing fine until the 3rd assessment then went down hill. Thank you. I do apologize for not having contacted you earlier in the quarter" what type of communication or explanation is that? Children here are asked to write goals and then told that they are inaccurate and therefore not receiving credit for their opinion. Its their goal why are they being told what to say and if it is not all glamorous and flattering then the kids are punished yet, lol, we don't tell the kids what to write but they just cant say....." Then yes that is exactly telling the kids what they can and can not say or feel heck even think. Kids who need help, don't even bother because none of the teachers nor administrators will take the time to tutor, answer questions, help with resources, homework nothing other than tell you to meet teacher expectations. I am surprised a public institution like this is even allowed federal funding and has yet to be shut down by the CDE since it can not be meeting requirements for kids of any type with needs of any type let alone poor scores the rest of the way around. If kids did not spend the entire 120 minutes working on CMAS tests, they could not receive a reward (ie a candy bar etc) yet they were told that they did not demonstrate hard work and would not be rewarded. What a total crock of you know what. This entire school starting with the admin staff and the long term teachers here should all be fired and an extreme makeover done on this school it is nothing but a disgrace that my tax dollars go to support such a poor school. The bullying here is down played by all and even hinted that there is no bullying going on yet almost every review I have read talks about the horrible bullying going on here. Such a shame. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 11, 2016

Open Quote Horrible middle school. A majority of the students attending this school are living close by in low income apartments. This leads to alot of conflict. The teachers are way underpaid and could care less for your kids. They will not call or contact with issues, they just send automated messages through email. The Principle is an ex Gym teacher that has no clue how to work with kids, the Vice Principle is even worse than him. They run the school like a prison.The teachers do not stay here for long so do not expect anyone seasoned. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Horizon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 321 34 19 24 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1989 333 40 22 27 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1990 301 48 30 28 5 n/a n/a 0 412
1991 319 41 41 24 4 n/a n/a 0 429
1992 324 34 34 34 1 n/a n/a 0 427
1993 330 41 42 44 2 n/a n/a 0 459
1994 267 49 38 30 9 n/a n/a 0 393
1995 370 62 50 47 9 n/a n/a 0 538
1996 370 62 50 47 9 n/a n/a 0 538
1997 435 72 42 62 6 n/a n/a 0 617
1998 471 79 41 58 7 n/a n/a 0 656
1999 533 77 38 82 10 n/a n/a 0 740
2000 525 101 56 79 14 n/a n/a 0 775
2001 332 82 41 52 8 n/a n/a 0 515
2002 380 84 39 77 13 n/a n/a 0 593
2003 380 84 39 77 13 n/a n/a 0 593
2004 459 73 34 86 11 n/a n/a 0 663
2005 470 74 42 112 13 n/a n/a 0 711
2006 454 94 42 115 14 n/a n/a 0 719
2007 420 91 32 134 14 n/a n/a 0 691
2008 412 106 35 132 11 n/a n/a 0 696
2009 395 97 31 128 11 n/a n/a 0 662
2010 399 97 34 134 8 n/a n/a 0 672
2011 367 80 20 153 6 1 25 0 652
2012 341 62 16 140 4 4 48 0 615
2013 340 59 17 147 6 7 47 0 623
2014 310 72 21 152 5 3 47 0 610
2015 326 69 23 152 3 4 49 0 626
2016 344 57 20 172 1 3 53 0 650
2017 344 63 21 205 2 4 70 0 709

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Horizon Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 398 26.6 14.9 n/a
1989 422 24.9 16.9 8.8
1990 412 24.9 16.5 11.2
1991 429 26.9 15.9 9.3
1992 427 26.3 16.2 11.0
1993 459 26.5 17.3 12.9
1994 393 22.0 17.9 18.3
1995 538 22.1 24.3 12.5
1996 538 22.1 24.3 12.5
1997 617 34.1 18.1 10.7
1998 656 34.1 19.2 10.7
1999 740 41.9 17.7 12.0
2000 775 38.1 20.3 16.3
2001 515 28.0 18.4 13.8
2002 593 37.5 15.8 20.1
2003 593 37.5 15.8 20.1
2004 663 41.7 15.9 19.3
2005 711 39.4 18.0 23.1
2006 719 41.0 17.5 24.6
2007 691 39.8 17.4 30.4
2008 696 42.0 16.6 31.2
2009 662 46.0 14.4 32.2
2010 672 43.5 15.4 33.8
2011 652 37.9 17.1 35.1
2012 615 39.3 15.6 35.0
2013 623 36.8 16.9 41.7
2014 610 39.5 15.4 45.4
2015 626 42.0 14.9 50.5
2016 650 43.0 15.1 46.9
2017 709 48.0 14.7 49.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Horizon Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 398 26.6 14.9 n/a
1989 422 24.9 16.9 8.8
1990 412 24.9 16.5 11.2
1991 429 26.9 15.9 9.3
1992 427 26.3 16.2 11.0
1993 459 26.5 17.3 12.9
1994 393 22.0 17.9 18.3
1995 538 22.1 24.3 12.5
1996 538 22.1 24.3 12.5
1997 617 34.1 18.1 10.7
1998 656 34.1 19.2 10.7
1999 740 41.9 17.7 12.0
2000 775 38.1 20.3 16.3
2001 515 28.0 18.4 13.8
2002 593 37.5 15.8 20.1
2003 593 37.5 15.8 20.1
2004 663 41.7 15.9 19.3
2005 711 39.4 18.0 23.1
2006 719 41.0 17.5 24.6
2007 691 39.8 17.4 30.4
2008 696 42.0 16.6 31.2
2009 662 46.0 14.4 32.2
2010 672 43.5 15.4 33.8
2011 652 37.9 17.1 35.1
2012 615 39.3 15.6 35.0
2013 623 36.8 16.9 41.7
2014 610 39.5 15.4 45.4
2015 626 42.0 14.9 50.5
2016 650 43.0 15.1 46.9
2017 709 48.0 14.7 49.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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