School Details

High Horizons Magnet School

700 Palisade Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 576-7807
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 432 students 20 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

38%
34%
67%
38%
23%
59%
47%
31%
63%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bridgeport School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
33%
68%
63%
28%
64%
72%
34%
65%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bridgeport School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
41%
72%
66%
32%
68%
50%
26%
64%
76%
38%
68%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bridgeport School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
41%
70%
90%
45%
74%
82%
39%
67%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bridgeport School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
36%
68%
89%
49%
80%
69%
31%
66%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bridgeport School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
35%
67%
82%
45%
77%
71%
28%
62%
82%
32%
68%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bridgeport School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

High Horizons Magnet School is a public middle school in Bridgeport. 432 students attend High Horizons Magnet School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 91% of the 432 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at High Horizons Magnet School is 20:1. Multicultural Magnet School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese

Sports

  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 41%
Hispanic 40% 47%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 9%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 98%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I'm currently a student in High Horizons. I am in seventh grade and have been here since kindergarden. I absolutely love it here. All the staff actually care about you and help out whenever you need help. Last year some kids with mental issues came and everyone is nice to them made friends and this year they are graduating! This school is very challenging but if you need help the teachers will take their own time to help you out. Everyone knows each other so it is a very welcoming and loving place. I recommend this school to all parents looking for a good school for their children.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are awesome. No child fails at HHMS every effort is made to make sure every child is simply the best by doing their best.

  • (4 years ago)

    High Horizons Magnet School is such a well challenging school. i love it here. the teaches push you to do well. everyone is very intelligent. if i were you i would put my child in this wonderful school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to high horizons since kinder-garden and i absolutely love this school and so does my daughter the principle and the teachers are wonderful concerned and fair they love all there children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm an eighth grader at High Horizons and I love it! The teachers are frim but fair and they even let you make corrections to tests. They dont mind if you need extra help during lunch or at school they actually care about us. The principal believes in us and want us to succeed. We have lost a lot of activites but gained a lot such as Japanese Honor Choir Yearbook Newspaper and Peer Tutoring. I am going to miss HHMS when i graduate.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children graduated from High Horizons Magnet School. Its extraordinary faculty and mission of excellence are second to none-public or private! 2008 Blue Ribbon Award winner from NCLB.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel High Horizons Magnet School is wonderful and I'm delighted to have my children there. My daughter has gone to High Horizons since Kindergarten and now she is in sixth grade. My son started Kindergarten and now he is in first grade and with the help of the staff you can't go wrong. All of the teachers there are because they have a passion to teach and a dedication to all these children .. They have a promise to themselves don't give up on these children in need..

  • (8 years ago)

    High Horizons Magnet is a terrific school. Our three children graduated from HHMS and have gone on to great success in high school and prominent colleges. The foundation for future success was laid at High Horizons. The principals faculty and staff were always helpful. The school IS for average and ABOVE average children. There are strong demands for self-discipline and academic performance. If you want the best for your child High Horizons Magnet is the proper choice. Over the years I noticed that the children who had problems were the ones who did not DO the work not the one who struggled with it. Sometimes a parent might not realize that this school is not like the other Bpt. schools. At High Horizons Magnet children must work to the best of their ability. What a wonderful school for the parent and child who are willing to accept the challenge.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am absolutely thrilled with the way my daughter is being taught at High Horizons. She is exceptionally happy and thoroughly enjoys the whole learning experience. She came here for kindergarten and now has just completed first grade. I have another daughter who is two years older attending a private school and I can't help comparing their results and curriculum casually. My High Horizons student is learning the same things that my third grader just did!! She can also read really well as well as her older sister. I am constantly amazed by her progress and the love she has developed for learning. I couldn't be happier with the school as a whole. Top Notch all around. We moved to Bridgeport almost 3 years ago knowing full well that the public schools were not really recommended. It is so well worth applying to one of the three Magnet Schools in Brigeport.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy with the school administration and teaching staff. My child has flourished here and the expectations of the teachers for her high performance have always pushed her to learn more and perform better. My disappointment comes in lack of parent involvement. If parents can't read to younger children how are they expected to learn to read? If parents can't encourage work and show that it is a priority for the child how is a child to learn that lesson only at school? We had a reading program in the kindergarden class where during an entire school year most parents reported reading fewer than 50 books to the child -- in 180 DAYS OF SCHOOL! Many children only reported books in the single digits. How can a child's mind flourish under that level of parental involvement?

  • (9 years ago)

    Before deciding to put your child in this school be prepared to help him or her with homework daily. Once they hit seventh grade its sink or swim. It becomes just like college courses. They recieve sylabus and homework in every subject every night. There is no extra help for your child unless you demand it. The children have no chidhood if they are average children. If they are above average they may get by. But be prepared to see your child struggle and to be stressed out unless they have help. But I rather have my child challenged and in this school than to be in other public schools in Bridgepot.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child attended kindergarten at this school in 2003. I absolutely hated it! The principal Mrs. Dunlap teachers teacher's assistants nurses; everyone treat these children like they a 'have no better chance' My child was a happy loving well behaved child whom loved school only to dislike school after a short couple of months into the school year. These people lack any sense of encouragement or sensibility towards the children involved in their school. I could only go on and on with the bad stories parents beware! Complain and you'll see what I'm talking about. My child still remembers about how bad H.H. WAS!

  • (10 years ago)

    If you are thinking of sending your child to this school I hope your child has no special needs. I had a child who had some mental disabilities and this school only made them worse. The teachers are great with the average child but anyone who may need alittle more understanding and patienc is not wanted. They tried for 3 years to get my child out of their school. I finally had hime removed when he was refusing to attend school. My child loved school and then he hated to go. The principal was always calling to come and pick him up from school. He would call at least 3 times a week and that caused me to lose my job. This school has a no tolerance policy when you have mental health special needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school encourages students to become creative and effective writers. There are many specials including french classes starting in fourth grade performing arts cooking and tech ed. Teachers focus on problem solving skills and the social worker is excellent at attending to the special needs of students.

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