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About This School

Horn Lake High School is a public high school in Horn Lake. 1,355 students attend Horn Lake High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 66% of the 1,355 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Horn Lake High School is 19:1. Southaven High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 64%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Horn Lake High School for me was a great place to receive a quality education when I attended. They offered challenging courses (much more challenging than the local community college) numerous extracurricular activities and a few courses you couldn't find anywhere else at the time (i.e. Robotics). Of course you have your typical local politics class favorites and trouble-makers; but what school doesn't? I graduated in 2009 and there were plenty of classes and after school tutors that would assist in preparation for not only college but much needed technical careers as well. One downfall I did notice was like the previous post from a student the administration's main focus seemed to be on dress code which I believe since I have left has become a little bit more relaxed. My only concern now is the increasing number of students from the Memphis City Schools that come and distract those who come to school for an education but outside of some of the "Distractors" I believe Horn Lake High School is still one of the most respectable schools in the area and a place where your child will be prepared for college or any other career path they pursue.

  • (1 year ago)

    HLHS is a good high school with good teachers and administration. There are of course things that can be done better as always. In the past few years they have come a long way with preparing students for college. They offer a PSAT course that includes a summer camp to prepare the students to make the highest scores they possibly can on the PSAT and also an ACT course. There are great teachers good teachers and a few not so good teachers. That is just the way the world is. Everything is not always going to be perfect and you have to take some responsibility for that yourself. When students don't allow teachers to teach don't do their work and don't come to school ir is difficult to teach them anything much less have them prepared for college. As a parent I am very happy with my son's education at HLHS. He has been there for over a year and things are going very well. Does he make all A's? No. Do the teachers provide an education for him that will get him to college if he works hard and wants to get there? Yes.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent I can say this is an okay school and that I must agree with a previous post. I am so disappointed that the school does not promote higher academic achievement. And there is alot of work to be done to prepare students for a college education other than the local community college. The teachers from conversing with my daughter are not encouraging. I am having to pay private tutoring fees to prepare my student for an acceptable ACT score for a presidental scholarship. There's alot of work ahead for the system and it starts with the staff !

  • (4 years ago)

    They have rules and stick by them.

  • (5 years ago)

    Horn Lake high is really a great school my son has been going there for few years now and the teachers and staff are very nice and helpful. I could not ask for a better school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I give horn lake high 4-stars because it is definitely a thousand times better than most of the surrounding schools (for example memphis city and shelby county schools) However I think they could work harder on preparing the students a little more for college especially in science. Overall Horn Lake High is a good school with many extracurricular activities and class choices. Also the administration here works hard at providing a safe environment for students and teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Horn Lake High is not that great of a school.There is a lot of drama at this school and many of the other students don't care about their grades. I go to classes all the time where many people just sleep.There is potential for this school to be so much better but it isn't. That's the harsh reality.They enforce the dress code more than they care about the education.That's how bad it is.

  • (6 years ago)

    my daughter attends horn lake high and i think it is a great school

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a good school with admin and with the majority of teachers who care. You have to motivate yourself to do your work and make good grades.

  • (7 years ago)

    Horn Lake High did not prepare its students for college. As a former honors student going to the University of Memphis now I can say that the English and Science is very weak and needs improvement. I had to learn everything the hard way ( Ex writing paper five times or more to get an A). Avoid if possible!

  • (8 years ago)

    Hey my name is crystal. I just graudted from there last year and I think that it is a very good school and the teachers are great and the principals are too.

  • (8 years ago)

    Horn Lake is a very good school. People get down on it because it isn't as new as some of the others in Desoto County. New doesn't always equal quality. I believe the administration is very good and cares about the kids. The majority of the teachers are very good and very competent. I have no problem sending my child there and I look forward to the new school coming up in the next year.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been attending this school for the past two years and compared to other schools this one is one of the best. There are alot of courses to choose from and most of the teachers are pretty good at what they do. Although there are a few teachers that do have trouble explaining things. Even if they don't explain it well if you try to understand it you will. Most of the teachers even offer after school tutoring! Another thing the bathrooms may be old and dirty but we are getting a new school in 2yrs. so what is the point in building new ones. The ones we have are better than that of other schools I know. Overall I think it's one of the best schools around here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Never Judge a book by its cover. I couldnt care less if the school was a shack as long as my child is learning and WANTS to stay in school because the teachers are for the students. The teachers is what makes a great school. The teachers must want to teach and show the children that they are there for them. I dont think this is going on at all. These teachers seem to be burned out and just dont care about the students. If they see that a student isnt doing well..they need to pull that student aside and find out how they can help. Thats all about being a teacher. There are too many teachers at Horn Lake High school that do not take their jobs seriously and just want to teach what they have been for the past 20 years and throw a grade. Whats up with this?

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe Horn Lake High is an excellent school I've been a student there for two years now and I feel safe I go to School there not too many people can say that now days. the teachers are exceptional and so is the office faculty. I take great pride in being a student at horn lake and I highly recommend it to any parent.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a joke! The students learn nothing. I think the school fails health code also. You can see mold in their 'study hall.' I think these kids need a new school and better teachers!

  • (9 years ago)

    i'm a senior at hlhs this year (04-05) and the school isnt that horribly bad...the point i dont quiet understand is the fact that they're making all of these upgrades and they're going to build us a new one in 2 years. the bathrooms are horrible and i dont een attempt to enter them. we are one of the only level 5 schools in the state or county. the teachers can be annoying but for the most part they dont need to make coaches principals for one thing and they also dont need to make the coahces teach normal classes...most of them give out grades when that happens. all i can say for anybody coming into the school....dont take study halls they're the worst thing you can do.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a freshman at HLHS. Now the bathrooms ARE dirty and Old. The doors don't lock but they are cleaned and stocked more than can be said of some schools. We got new lockers this year(04-05) so no more problems with lockers. Most of the teachers aren't too bad some of the older ones don't explain as well but they were taught differently and it's not impossible to pass. We always have two cops on campus but we've never had anything at school worse than a fight. They take things seriously and their WERE some little 'gangs' but they were weeded out. The cliques aren't as strict as some I've seen but their ARE the normal social circles. Sports/Clubs/activities Football Basketball Baseball Soccer Tennis Golf volleyball track cheer dance theatre Octagon(community service) TSA(technology) FCS(christians) Beta spanish/french club HonorSociety.

  • (10 years ago)

    I attend Horn Lake High School and highly recomend it. It has a wonderful atmosphere with outstanding teachers and staff that care for the students. Our Technology feilds are the most advanced in the county. We recieved superior rating by the standards of the Board of Education (the highest rating) and we scored highest in the county on 3 out of 4 major test areas. Our sports program is excellent and has many sports and extracurricular activities to choose from. There is always security on duty even though they've never been too necassary; we appreciate them still. We are also in the process of drawing plans to build a brand new facility. If there is any room for improvement in Horn Lake's school system we are looking for it and improving upon it.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at this school .The female restrooms are nasty and smell. She has a locker that is falling apart.When she puts her books in it they fall to the locker below. Asked for another one but was told no.The bottom was put back in place but fell again when a thin folder was put on it.Other than this it is a good school. Some of the older teachers need to be weeded out for lack of explaining the work when a student has a problem understanding something.Students are not answered to or they are told too bad.

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