Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Summary:

Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown is a public charter elementary school serving grades K-8 in Dayton, Ohio, with a diverse student population of around 189 students. However, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Ohio elementary schools over the past decade, with a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown faces significant challenges, including a strikingly high chronic absenteeism rate of 70.4% in 2022-2023, which is substantially higher than the state average and the rates of nearby schools like Emerson Academy (45.8%) and Kiser Elementary (34.0%). The school's academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates on Ohio state tests, is also significantly below state and local averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 13.3% of 3rd graders were proficient in math, compared to the state average of 62.2%, and the school's 5th grade science proficiency rate was just 20%, compared to the state average of 63.9%.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown's lower per-student spending of $7,994 in 2018-2019, compared to nearby Dayton City schools like Kiser Elementary ($10,852) and River's Edge Montessori ($12,250), may be a contributing factor to its academic struggles. Additionally, the school's performance on state tests is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as its female students, who ranked 1464 out of 1483 Ohio elementary schools in 2022-2023.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 121 S Monmouth St
       Dayton, OH  45403-2127


(937) 281-1980

District: Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

SchoolDigger Rank:
1444th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,853 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  189

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.4%
African American:
42.3%
Two or more races:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.3% Help


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Compare Details Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown ranks worse than 90.5% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.45. (See more...)
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Compare Details Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown ranks worse than 97.1% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.16. (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: White (43.4%), African American (42.3%), two or more races (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown is 11.8. (See more...)
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Compare Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown employs 16 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown is $14,853.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown:

SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown 1444th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown 1018th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown 776th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 25.54 1405th 1709 17.8%
2013 20.22 1424th 1701 16.3%
2014 17.45 1442nd 1687 14.5%
2015 11.44 1505th 1684 10.6%
2016 21.41 1327th 1678 20.9%
2017 20.32 1328th 1651 19.6%
2018 33.78 1186th 1636 27.5%
2019 20.25 1360th 1676 18.9%
2021 7.75 1478th 1610 8.2%
2022 4.64 1540th 1588 3.0%
2023 8.45 1444th 1596 9.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.88 957th 1465 34.7%
2019 27.82 1152nd 1465 21.4%
2021 12.65 1225th 1404 12.7%
2022 5.01 1379th 1419 2.8%
2023 11.19 1291st 1447 10.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.51 1045th 1518 31.2%
2019 28.15 1149th 1502 23.5%
2023 2.87 1464th 1483 1.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.95 1284th 1536 16.4%
2019 16.89 1303rd 1535 15.1%
2022 11.10 1319th 1518 13.1%
2023 5.27 1423rd 1498 5.0%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.84 1119th 1309 14.5%
2019 7.67 1208th 1271 5.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

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Rank History for all middle school students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 26.12 794th 989 19.7%
2013 24.65 802nd 1001 19.9%
2014 6.04 929th 1008 7.8%
2015 21.56 821st 1035 20.7%
2016 17.88 847th 1050 19.3%
2017 14.16 847th 1038 18.4%
2018 21.28 781st 1010 22.7%
2019 13.98 878th 1050 16.4%
2021 11.04 902nd 1037 13.0%
2022 6.49 959th 1017 5.7%
2023 5.16 1018th 1048 2.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.39 706th 924 23.6%
2019 20.81 770th 945 18.5%
2021 15.31 767th 923 16.9%
2022 7.09 897th 947 5.3%
2023 4.99 946th 974 2.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.89 729th 917 20.5%
2021 14.34 739th 910 18.8%
2022 5.69 873rd 925 5.6%
2023 2.42 933rd 943 1.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.82 816th 933 12.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.44 668th 781 14.5%
2019 8.62 745th 796 6.4%
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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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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Open Quote Great school. Staff is friendly and caring people. You can tell hands down that they are there for the right reasons. One of the best schools in the area. The teacher's go above and beyond to ensure that each child is given the chance to succeed. They even tutor children who need extra help after school. They ensue relationships with the family and keep them involved in the child's education. This is a plus in my book. I love knowing that my child's teacher is only a phone call or an email away to answer any questions or concern that I may have. Even after hours they are there. Small class sizes, college prep classes, loads of diversity and culture involved in this school, all people from all backgrounds attend you don't have to worry about your child not fitting in. Tons of after school activities, family nights held at school. Hands down the best school I have ever dealt with. Love it and would recommend it to anyone. They do a whole lot with very little. I will always be grateful for all the support and help they provide my daughter and myself when she first started school she had a hard time adjusting they went above and beyond. 4 years later I am just as happy with this school as when we started. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 106 17 2 4 0 0 1 0 130
2012 134 35 2 2 1 0 5 0 179
2013 153 50 2 10 0 0 5 0 220
2014 161 53 1 13 0 0 13 0 241
2015 147 52 0 6 0 0 11 0 216
2016 162 53 0 8 0 0 7 0 230
2017 131 62 0 10 0 0 9 0 212
2018 134 62 2 10 0 0 15 0 223
2019 125 78 2 11 0 0 16 0 232
2020 94 82 1 9 1 0 19 0 206
2021 85 76 0 7 1 0 18 0 187
2022 72 90 0 8 1 0 19 0 190
2023 82 80 0 7 1 0 19 0 189

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 Science Academy Dayton Downtown

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 130 7.0 18.5 97.7
2012 179 14.0 12.7 96.6
2013 220 15.0 14.6 0
2014 241 13.0 18.5 70.5
2015 216 n/a n/a 78.7
2016 230 19.0 12.1 88.3
2017 212 19.0 11.1 n/a
2018 223 17.0 13.1 n/a
2019 232 18.0 12.8 n/a
2020 206 17.0 12.1 n/a
2021 187 15.0 12.4 n/a
2022 190 17.0 11.1 n/a
2023 189 16.0 11.8 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 Downtown

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 130 7.0 18.5 97.7
2012 179 14.0 12.7 96.6
2013 220 15.0 14.6 0
2014 241 13.0 18.5 70.5
2015 216 n/a n/a 78.7
2016 230 19.0 12.1 88.3
2017 212 19.0 11.1 n/a
2018 223 17.0 13.1 n/a
2019 232 18.0 12.8 n/a
2020 206 17.0 12.1 n/a
2021 187 15.0 12.4 n/a
2022 190 17.0 11.1 n/a
2023 189 16.0 11.8 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 Downtown

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,994
2022 $12,257
2023 $14,853

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

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 1360th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1444th of 1596 Elementary schools
 9.3%
Ranks 878th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 1018th of 1048 Middle schools
 13.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)26.313.3
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)42.146.7
 4.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)66.715.4
 51.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)41.730.8
 10.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)45.820
 25.8%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)29.25
 24.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)45.820
 25.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)37.50
 37.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)29.29.5
 19.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)250
 25%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)41.723.5
 18.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)40.913.6
 27.3%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)04.5
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown)13.618.2
 4.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students232189
 18.5%
African American7880
 2.6%
American Indian01
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic117
 36.4%
Pacific Islander00
White12582
 34.4%
Two or More Races1619
 18.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 189 students attended Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown ranks in the bottom 9.5% of Ohio elementary schools.

Students at Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown are 43% White, 42% African American, 10% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic.


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