Horizon Middle School

Public 6-8

 2671 Thornton Road
       Ferndale, WA  98248


(360) 383-9850

District: Ferndale School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
288th of 529 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,808 Help

Students who attend Horizon Middle School usually attend:

High:    Ferndale High School

Feeder schools for Horizon Middle School:

Elementary:    Custer Elementary
    Eagleridge Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  490

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
81.8%
Measles:
91.2%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
54.7%
Hispanic:
18.6%
American Indian:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Horizon Middle School ranks worse than 54.4% of middle schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.97. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.7%), Hispanic (18.6%), American Indian (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Horizon Middle School is 17.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Horizon Middle School is $10,808.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Horizon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Horizon Middle School 288th of 529 Washington public middle schools. (See Horizon Middle School in the ranking list.)

Ferndale School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ferndale School District 100th of 239 Washington 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 WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.74 210th 421 50.1%
2005 77.10 80th 425 81.2%
2006 63.50 144th 449 67.9%
2007 46.97 251st 463 45.8%
2008 53.19 211th 466 54.7%
2009 59.70 172nd 476 63.9%
2010 54.24 220th 483 54.5%
2011 63.14 158th 492 67.9%
2012 60.15 182nd 497 63.4%
2013 65.98 160th 498 67.9%
2015 34.62 292nd 445 34.4%
2016 40.85 261st 443 41.1%
2017 36.18 285th 435 34.5%
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 42.33 294th 519 43.4%
2021 40.97 288th 529 45.6%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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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
2001 276 5 11 22 67 n/a n/a 0 381
2002 295 4 3 32 69 n/a n/a 0 403
2003 295 4 3 32 69 n/a n/a 0 403
2004 297 5 9 28 72 n/a n/a 0 411
2005 298 1 15 33 46 n/a n/a 0 393
2006 284 3 10 41 46 n/a n/a 2 386
2007 286 5 9 38 55 n/a n/a 0 393
2008 275 4 13 44 57 n/a n/a 0 393
2009 261 4 13 46 49 n/a n/a 0 373
2010 273 4 11 54 40 n/a n/a 0 382
2011 266 1 13 79 42 1 17 0 419
2012 255 2 10 78 36 0 16 0 397
2013 255 5 5 63 35 0 25 0 388
2014 349 4 16 101 61 0 34 0 565
2015 323 2 18 109 62 0 31 0 545
2016 280 7 15 90 58 0 27 0 477
2017 266 6 12 87 49 1 31 0 452
2018 258 5 12 86 50 1 35 0 447
2019 277 3 16 86 51 1 40 0 474
2020 278 2 14 102 52 0 45 1 494
2021 268 7 16 91 54 0 52 2 490

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 381 0.0 0.0 n/a
2002 403 24.3 16.6 57.6
2003 403 24.3 16.6 57.6
2004 411 23.0 17.9 53.8
2005 393 23.0 17.1 48.6
2006 386 22.9 16.9 49.5
2007 393 22.7 17.3 47.3
2008 393 22.8 17.2 53.7
2009 373 22.8 16.4 46.9
2010 382 21.6 17.6 51
2011 419 22.4 18.6 52.5
2012 397 20.5 19.2 54.4
2013 388 19.0 20.3 50.8
2014 565 n/a n/a 47.1
2015 545 28.0 19.4 49.2
2016 477 27.0 17.6 49.9
2017 452 26.9 16.8 49.1
2018 447 27.3 16.3 53
2019 474 28.4 16.6 55.9
2020 494 28.9 17.0 50.4
2021 490 27.5 17.7 49.4

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 381 0.0 0.0 n/a
2002 403 24.3 16.6 57.6
2003 403 24.3 16.6 57.6
2004 411 23.0 17.9 53.8
2005 393 23.0 17.1 48.6
2006 386 22.9 16.9 49.5
2007 393 22.7 17.3 47.3
2008 393 22.8 17.2 53.7
2009 373 22.8 16.4 46.9
2010 382 21.6 17.6 51
2011 419 22.4 18.6 52.5
2012 397 20.5 19.2 54.4
2013 388 19.0 20.3 50.8
2014 565 n/a n/a 47.1
2015 545 28.0 19.4 49.2
2016 477 27.0 17.6 49.9
2017 452 26.9 16.8 49.1
2018 447 27.3 16.3 53
2019 474 28.4 16.6 55.9
2020 494 28.9 17.0 50.4
2021 490 27.5 17.7 49.4

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.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

Horizon Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201981.8%0.6%1.2%0.0%8.2%91.2%82.4%91.2%91.2%91.2%84.1%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201987.5%0.2%1.7%7.0%94.7%94.1%94.1%93.9%94.7%94.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Horizon Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $967 (6.3%) $14,367 (93.7%) $15,334
2020 $722 (6.7%) $10,087 (93.3%) $10,808

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Horizon Middle 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 294th of 519 Middle schoolsRanks 288th of 529 Middle schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Middle School)59.348.5
 10.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)53.452.6
 0.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.947.2
 9.7%
6th Grade Math (Horizon Middle School)47.419.9
 27.5%
   6th Grade Math (Ferndale School District)40.925.7
 15.2%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)46.827.3
 19.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Middle School)51.633.3
 18.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)59.142.2
 16.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.646.1
 14.5%
7th Grade Math (Horizon Middle School)38.216
 22.2%
   7th Grade Math (Ferndale School District)41.623
 18.6%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)48.728.4
 20.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Horizon Middle School)55.248.4
 6.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)57.948.2
 9.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)5849.4
 8.6%
8th Grade Math (Horizon Middle School)37.829.1
 8.7%
   8th Grade Math (Ferndale School District)36.529.3
 7.2%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)45.833.3
 12.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Horizon Middle School)55.643.5
 12.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)57.646.2
 11.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Horizon Middle School)41.521.9
 19.6%
   All Grades Math (Ferndale School District)42.526.7
 15.8%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Horizon Middle School)42.460.3
 17.9%
   All Grades Science (Ferndale School District)5058.1
 8.1%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.745.8
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students474490
 3.4%
African American37
 133.3%
American Indian5154
 5.9%
Asian1616
Hispanic8691
 5.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races4052
 30%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.9%49.4%
 6.5%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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