Horizon Elementary School

Summary:

Horizon Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Granger, Indiana, serving students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. As part of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Horizon has consistently been one of the top-performing elementary schools in Indiana, ranking within the top 35 schools in the state for the past several years.

Horizon Elementary School's academic performance is exceptional, with students consistently outperforming the state and district averages in ILEARN (Indiana's standardized test) scores across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, 69.47% of Horizon students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 60.67% for the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation and 39.7% for the state of Indiana. In Math, 76.75% of Horizon students were proficient or better, compared to 59.86% for the district and 53.1% for the state. Horizon also outperformed the district and state in Science and Social Studies.

Another notable aspect of Horizon Elementary School is its diverse student population, with 80.17% White, 3.76% African American, 5.79% Hispanic, and 2.46% Asian students. This diversity is higher than the nearby schools within the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, which tend to have a higher percentage of White students. Additionally, Horizon Elementary School has a lower chronic absenteeism rate compared to the district and state averages, and a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 18.52% in the 2022-2023 school year.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 10060 Brummitt Rd
       Granger, IN  46530


(574) 679-9788

District: Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
34th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,450 Help


Students who attend Horizon Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Discovery Middle School
High:    Penn High School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  691

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.2%
Two or more races:
7.4%
Hispanic:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Horizon Elementary School ranks better than 96.6% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 3rd among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.35. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Horizon Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District. Racial makeup is: White (80.2%), two or more races (7.4%), Hispanic (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Horizon Elementary School is 20.5. 6 elementary schools in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Horizon Elementary School employs 33.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Horizon Elementary School is $8,450. 7 elementary schools in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Horizon Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp 39th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Horizon Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 79.89 126th 959 86.9%
2006 73.99 198th 961 79.4%
2007 78.74 154th 985 84.4%
2008 76.47 177th 996 82.2%
2009 86.42 72nd 1003 92.8%
2010 85.60 70th 1009 93.1%
2011 81.15 112th 1025 89.1%
2012 83.19 94th 1015 90.7%
2013 85.84 59th 1035 94.3%
2014 87.31 34th 1036 96.7%
2015 93.68 12th 1040 98.8%
2016 93.00 15th 1046 98.6%
2017 89.96 42nd 1033 95.9%
2018 92.01 35th 1027 96.6%
2019 94.84 16th 1031 98.4%
2021 95.03 26th 1016 97.4%
2022 95.40 22nd 1020 97.8%
2023 94.35 34th 1016 96.7%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Open Quote Horizon is a successful, well-rounded, and welcoming school. We are blessed to have such a high-quality school in our community! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Horizon Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 673 4 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1996 673 4 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1997 700 4 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 709
1998 735 5 7 0 2 n/a n/a 0 749
1999 734 5 6 0 3 n/a n/a 0 748
2000 685 3 6 0 5 n/a n/a 0 699
2001 689 5 6 3 5 n/a n/a 0 708
2002 648 12 6 3 4 n/a n/a 0 673
2003 648 12 6 3 4 n/a n/a 0 673
2004 603 12 11 3 4 n/a n/a 0 633
2005 558 9 18 2 6 n/a n/a 0 593
2006 528 9 23 6 4 n/a n/a 0 570
2007 508 10 27 10 0 n/a n/a 13 568
2008 500 9 27 8 0 n/a n/a 17 561
2009 497 7 30 9 3 n/a n/a 18 564
2010 489 12 29 6 3 n/a n/a 19 558
2011 484 11 22 12 3 0 23 0 555
2012 511 15 23 6 1 1 2 0 559
2013 496 14 19 33 1 0 4 0 567
2014 496 16 24 32 2 0 17 0 587
2015 492 20 27 32 0 0 21 0 592
2016 547 15 26 33 0 0 23 0 644
2017 548 12 24 38 1 0 35 0 658
2018 552 12 19 40 0 0 43 0 666
2019 572 11 20 35 0 1 44 0 683
2020 554 15 19 39 0 2 50 0 679
2021 541 17 12 37 1 2 49 0 659
2022 562 21 17 36 1 1 46 0 684
2023 554 26 17 40 1 2 51 0 691

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 684 31.5 21.7 1.3
1996 684 31.5 21.7 1.3
1997 709 34.1 20.8 1.8
1998 749 36.3 20.6 1.7
1999 748 36.6 20.4 3.7
2000 699 36.4 19.2 2.6
2001 708 33.2 21.3 3.7
2002 673 30.3 22.2 5.9
2003 673 30.3 22.2 5.9
2004 633 30.7 20.6 5.5
2005 593 27.5 21.6 7.6
2006 570 23.4 24.4 7.2
2007 568 n/a n/a 7
2008 561 23.3 24.1 10.5
2009 564 23.3 24.2 12.3
2010 558 23.4 23.8 15.2
2011 555 23.5 23.5 15
2012 559 31.0 18.0 18.1
2013 567 27.0 21.0 16.8
2014 587 27.0 21.7 14.8
2015 592 28.0 21.1 14.5
2016 644 30.0 21.4 14.3
2017 658 30.0 21.9 11.4
2018 666 30.0 22.2 14.9
2019 683 32.0 21.3 12.7
2020 679 32.0 21.2 12.4
2021 659 35.1 18.7 13.2
2022 684 34.6 19.7 9.2
2023 691 33.6 20.5 18.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Horizon Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 684 31.5 21.7 1.3
1996 684 31.5 21.7 1.3
1997 709 34.1 20.8 1.8
1998 749 36.3 20.6 1.7
1999 748 36.6 20.4 3.7
2000 699 36.4 19.2 2.6
2001 708 33.2 21.3 3.7
2002 673 30.3 22.2 5.9
2003 673 30.3 22.2 5.9
2004 633 30.7 20.6 5.5
2005 593 27.5 21.6 7.6
2006 570 23.4 24.4 7.2
2007 568 n/a n/a 7
2008 561 23.3 24.1 10.5
2009 564 23.3 24.2 12.3
2010 558 23.4 23.8 15.2
2011 555 23.5 23.5 15
2012 559 31.0 18.0 18.1
2013 567 27.0 21.0 16.8
2014 587 27.0 21.7 14.8
2015 592 28.0 21.1 14.5
2016 644 30.0 21.4 14.3
2017 658 30.0 21.9 11.4
2018 666 30.0 22.2 14.9
2019 683 32.0 21.3 12.7
2020 679 32.0 21.2 12.4
2021 659 35.1 18.7 13.2
2022 684 34.6 19.7 9.2
2023 691 33.6 20.5 18.5

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Horizon Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $228 (2.9%) $7,631 (97.1%) $7,860
2020 $202 (2.6%) $7,686 (97.4%) $7,888
2021 $356 (4.3%) $7,838 (95.7%) $8,194
2022 $418 (4.9%) $8,032 (95.1%) $8,450

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Horizon Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 16th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 34th of 1016 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Elementary School)76.362
 14.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)66.156.6
 9.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Horizon Elementary School)8670.8
 15.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)74.570.8
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Elementary School)77.166.1
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)70.661.9
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Horizon Elementary School)86.477.7
 8.7%
   4th Grade Math (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)77.669.1
 8.5%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Horizon Elementary School)75.467.8
 7.6%
   4th Grade Science (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)72.954.9
 18%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Elementary School)8179.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)73.564.4
 9.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Horizon Elementary School)81.981.3
 0.6%
   5th Grade Math (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)70.967.5
 3.4%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Horizon Elementary School)65.774.8
 9.1%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)66.755
 11.8%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students683691
 1.2%
African American1126
 136.4%
American Indian01
Asian2017
 15%
Hispanic3540
 14.3%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White572554
 3.1%
Two or More Races4451
 15.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.7%18.5%
 5.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Horizon Elementary School

Yes! Horizon Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 34th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools.

Students at Horizon Elementary School are 80% White, 7% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 4% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 691 students attended Horizon Elementary School.

Students who attend Horizon Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Discovery Middle School
High : Penn High School


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

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