Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

Summary:

Horizon Science Academy-Dayton is an elementary public charter school serving around 200 students in grades K-5 in Dayton, Ohio. The school has a predominantly African American student population, but has consistently ranked among the lowest-performing elementary schools in the state over the past decade.

Horizon Science Academy-Dayton faces significant challenges, including extremely high chronic absenteeism rates reaching over 70% in the 2022-2023 school year, well below average academic performance on state assessments, and struggles to effectively serve its majority African American student population. For example, in 2022-2023 only 10.5% of 3rd graders were proficient in math compared to the state average of 62.2%, and only 13.6% of 4th graders were proficient in English Language Arts compared to the state average of 58.9%. The school also has a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 16.6, higher than nearby Northridge Elementary (17.4) and Fairview Elementary (16.2).

These persistent challenges suggest deep-rooted issues at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton that the school has struggled to address. While other nearby Dayton City public schools also face low performance, Horizon Science Academy-Dayton consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in the state of Ohio, indicating the school faces unique challenges compared to its neighbors. Addressing the school's high chronic absenteeism, improving academic outcomes, and more effectively serving its majority African American student population will be critical for Horizon Science Academy-Dayton to improve and better support its students.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 4751 Sue Ann Blvd
       Dayton, OH  45415-1171


(937) 277-1177

District: Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

SchoolDigger Rank:
1514th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,742 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  200

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.5%
White:
6.0%
Hispanic:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Horizon Science Academy-Dayton ranks worse than 94.9% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.71. (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 Racial makeup is: African American (86.5%), White (6%), Hispanic (4.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton is 16.6. (See more...)
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Compare Horizon Science Academy-Dayton employs 12 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton is $12,742.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Horizon Science Academy-Dayton:

SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Science Academy-Dayton 1514th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Horizon Science Academy-Dayton in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Science Academy-Dayton 783rd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

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Rank History for all students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 14.62 1426th 1609 11.4%
2009 4.58 1535th 1610 4.7%
2010 10.47 1508th 1662 9.3%
2011 17.29 1457th 1686 13.6%
2012 27.24 1384th 1709 19.0%
2013 3.28 1637th 1701 3.8%
2014 2.43 1637th 1687 3.0%
2015 11.78 1500th 1684 10.9%
2016 7.93 1548th 1678 7.7%
2017 5.30 1578th 1651 4.4%
2018 3.37 1599th 1636 2.3%
2019 2.01 1665th 1676 0.7%
2021 4.95 1571st 1610 2.4%
2022 6.98 1478th 1588 6.9%
2023 5.71 1514th 1596 5.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.69 1433rd 1465 2.2%
2019 2.74 1453rd 1465 0.8%
2021 5.20 1381st 1404 1.6%
2022 8.40 1319th 1419 7.0%
2023 7.26 1366th 1447 5.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.89 1472nd 1518 3.0%
2019 1.32 1495th 1502 0.5%
2021 3.77 1436th 1467 2.1%
2022 6.43 1394th 1488 6.3%
2023 3.36 1448th 1483 2.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.88 1513th 1536 1.5%
2019 1.53 1530th 1535 0.3%
2022 5.14 1435th 1518 5.5%
2023 10.30 1316th 1498 12.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.17 554th 598 7.4%
2019 7.44 602nd 605 0.5%
2021 15.75 512th 533 3.9%
2022 22.38 485th 601 19.3%
2023 19.01 525th 610 13.9%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 18 74 1 3 0 n/a n/a 3 99
2007 18 190 1 4 0 n/a n/a 7 220
2008 24 153 1 4 0 n/a n/a 7 189
2009 34 146 1 6 0 n/a n/a 17 204
2010 50 112 0 4 0 n/a n/a 10 176
2011 15 128 0 7 0 1 5 0 156
2012 18 123 1 8 1 1 8 0 160
2013 16 125 0 6 0 0 2 0 149
2014 15 139 2 3 0 0 4 0 163
2015 13 151 0 4 0 0 7 0 175
2016 21 129 0 7 0 0 13 0 170
2017 19 131 0 6 0 0 12 0 168
2018 12 150 0 7 0 2 14 0 185
2019 15 143 0 6 0 1 8 0 173
2020 10 142 0 2 0 1 8 0 163
2021 12 127 0 8 0 0 6 0 153
2022 10 160 0 4 0 0 10 0 184
2023 12 173 0 9 0 0 6 0 200

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 99 11.0 9.0 100
2007 220 20.0 11.0 82.6
2008 189 9.6 19.7 n/a
2009 204 13.8 14.8 94.1
2010 176 12.0 14.6 104.2
2011 156 12.0 13.0 98.1
2012 160 16.0 10.0 98.1
2013 149 16.0 9.3 98
2014 163 10.0 16.3 98.2
2015 175 n/a n/a 91.4
2016 170 14.0 12.1 96.5
2017 168 13.0 12.9 n/a
2018 185 12.0 15.4 n/a
2019 173 12.0 14.4 n/a
2020 163 8.0 20.3 n/a
2021 153 10.0 15.3 n/a
2022 184 10.0 18.4 n/a
2023 200 12.0 16.6 n/a

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 Science Academy-Dayton

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 99 11.0 9.0 100
2007 220 20.0 11.0 82.6
2008 189 9.6 19.7 n/a
2009 204 13.8 14.8 94.1
2010 176 12.0 14.6 104.2
2011 156 12.0 13.0 98.1
2012 160 16.0 10.0 98.1
2013 149 16.0 9.3 98
2014 163 10.0 16.3 98.2
2015 175 n/a n/a 91.4
2016 170 14.0 12.1 96.5
2017 168 13.0 12.9 n/a
2018 185 12.0 15.4 n/a
2019 173 12.0 14.4 n/a
2020 163 8.0 20.3 n/a
2021 153 10.0 15.3 n/a
2022 184 10.0 18.4 n/a
2023 200 12.0 16.6 n/a

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 Science Academy-Dayton

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,883
2022 $12,129
2023 $12,742

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Horizon Science Academy-Dayton

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1665th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1514th of 1596 Elementary schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)2010.5
 9.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)2521.1
 3.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)9.14.5
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)4.513.6
 9.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)10.325
 14.7%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)10.314.3
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy-Dayton)24.128.6
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students173200
 15.6%
African American143173
 21%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic69
 50%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White1512
 20%
Two or More Races86
 25%


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Students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton are 87% African American, 6% White, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 200 students attended Horizon Science Academy-Dayton.

Horizon Science Academy-Dayton ranks in the bottom 5.1% of Ohio elementary schools.


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