School Details

Horizon Middle School

3915 South Pines Rd, Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 228-4940
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 438 students 15 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

68%
68%
59%
72%
72%
72%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Central Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
73%
64%
82%
77%
69%
80%
75%
71%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Central Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
63%
53%
78%
72%
66%
81%
77%
65%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
100%
99%
82%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Central Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Horizon Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Horizon Middle School is Jesse Hardt. 438 students go to Horizon Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 31% of the 438 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Horizon Middle School is 15:1. The Oaks Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 84%
Multiracial 8% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Horizon has THE best music teacher Mr. Brian Conrad whose main concern is the kids! He always has a great attitude as do all of the teachers of the school! Horizon is all about the kids and it's a great place for kids to learn and develop!

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good Middle School with excellent teachers. Feeds into University High School. Very good Sports for boys and girls and a Staff that works hard to promote an excellent school environment. Your child will be happy at Horizon Middle School.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are some great teachers here but I feel the principal is taking the curriculum in the wrong direction. I feel he does not acknowledge the parents' concerns or ideas but merely ignores them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think horizon is the best middle school in the entire state of Washington!Jesse Hardt is the best principle.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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