School Details

Horizon Christian School

7702 Indian Lake Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236
(317) 823-4538
4

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 300 students 12 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

82%
85%
59%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
84%
70%
84%
45%
74%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
79%
100%
87%
100%
74%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
78%
79%
84%
62%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
74%
83%
81%
71%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
76%
61%
81%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
70%
32%
46%
83%
78%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Horizon Christian School is a private high school in Lawrence. The principal of Horizon Christian School is Mr Jim Downey and can be contacted at jdowney@hcsindy.org. 300 students attend Horizon Christian School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Horizon Christian School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 300 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Horizon Christian School is 12:1. Cornerstone Baptist Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My children attend this school and I cannot put into words what a blessing it has been for our family. From the staff to the leadership to the Christ centered curriculum...I have only been encouraged and impressed. We wanted our kiddos in a place where Truth is taught...and God said yes. We are so thankful that we get to be a part of a growing school that excels academically and still cares about each student and nurturing their love for Jesus!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had wonderful experiences with this school. My son started last year coming from Crestview Elementary school. He absolutely loves it and no longer has to worry about being bullied. He has wonderful teachers that keep me informed. He was behind academically when he came; but with the better ratios of teachers to students (1 20) has been able to get more attention and thrive at this school. I highly recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horizon has been such a blessing to me and my family. My kids are getting a great quality education in a Christ centered environment. I could send my kids anywhere and having completed my doctorate I know what it takes to succeed in school. I have four of my children enrolled five next year because Horizon pays much individual attention to each child and makes much effort so that kids LEARN and don't just get passed along. Their math and english department is top notch my kids (sophomore 8th grade 5th grade 3rd grade)standardized test scores are incredible thanks to the dedicated teachers and administration at Horizon. I know that Horizon will prepare my children for whatever university (graduate and post graduate) they wish to attend. The Christ centered environment at Horizon allows students to learn and grow in their faith. Teachers and administrators will routinely pray with my children teaching them by example that we need to communicate with our Creator daily to help us get through life's challenges. Horizon Christian delivers a superb education and also guides kids in developing their own walk with Jesus.

  • (1 year ago)

    As an Elementary Teacher at Horizon I cannot think of a better place to work. The families that attend here are wonderful God-fearing people and it is a joy to work with their children each day and help mold them into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. As teachers we work hard EVERY day to ensure our students are getting individual quality instruction while making learning fun! If you are thinking of sending your child to a private school I encourage you to come take a tour and experience Horizon first hand.

  • (1 year ago)

    We were so blessed to find Horizon! They have gone out of their way to minister to the needs of our children both educationally and spiritually. Although Horizon is a smaller school they offer a wide variety of classes and activities. The teachers display Christian character and a love for my children that we have not found any place else. We have been impressed with the graduation rate as well as the number of graduates that go on to higher education. We are one of many families that have been very excited about Horizon!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our children have attended Horizon since 2010. We love the school and the caring staff. I have seen my children grow both academically and spiritually. The staff know my children and care for them. The school is not only spiritually and academically strong but the principal has a vision for the future. I am blessed to have qualified and caring staff guiding my children. I would highly recommend Horizon because I believe they are academically strong and fiscally responsible. Not only do they hold state certification but they care for each student in the school. We are so thankful for Horizon!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school only cares about how much money they can bring in. If you choose this school. I would suggest that you contact previous parent's to find out why they pulled their student out of this school. You will be very disappointed.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrible my child was accused of taking pictures of another student that should not had been posted at a school. The principal tried to blame him and he was treated poorly by other students. They only care for certain students and boys are always wrong at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is not what it is cracked up to be. I thought all the teachers were state certified that is what they lead you to believe until you find out differently. Even the principal doesn't have no educational background.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horizon is an amazing school. Both of my kids attend elementary school and I can't say enough about the teachers and staff as well as the other parents. Parents are involved and they care!! The teachers are amazing - we have never had one that wasn't what I would consider outstanding! My children learn about God - come home singing the same bible songs I sang as a child! They learn how to treat others with love and respect. There is no bullying or ridiculing. I also love the cirriculum and feel my children are excelling academically.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horizon school is amazing school. We have Two kids that attent. They both are doing very well. The teacher are very attentive and caring. They listen to the kids and care about what the have to say.My kids grades are great. They are confident about the going to school and want to go. They get to talk about the Lord and prey in class My daughter has alway wanted to pray in school and now she can. This school is a second home to them. They are always doing projects and they love that. Lots of hads on learning. We love this school and I hope and prey when you are looking for a school you will come an tour our wonderful school Horizon .

  • (1 year ago)

    We have grandkids attending Horizion. What a blessing this school has been for us the teachers love and encourage the kids as if they are their own. A great school to learn and talk about God. What a blessing.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horizon Christian School is an answer to prayer for our family. In today's harsh and uncertain times Horizon offers a safe caring and outstanding educational environment for my children. The staff looks at the student as a whole person. They are not just concerned with grades behavior or sports. Each student is like one of their own children; loved encouraged and raised to discover their full purpose from the Lord. They offer activities for all interests! Sports dance chess and robotics name just a few ways to get your student involved. The broad range of classes offered encourage students at all academic levels to succeed. My children love their teachers and have very open communication with them. My children are better students friends athletes and people because of the leadership at Horizon Christian School.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school cares only about generating money. I never saw any evidence from the school staff that they even remotely cared about the best interests of each student. My son who has ADHD was treated incredibly poorly at this school. He was constantly separated from his peers to the point where they were making comments calling him a "bad kid." I have legitimately never seen a more unkind uncaring group of "educators." No one at this school seemed remotely interested in helping our son succeed. We have since moved him to a new school with an incredibly supportive staff who genuinely care about his well being and ensuring he has the best experience possible. He is now thriving and enjoying school instead of coming home in tears every single day. I was incredibly disappointed in this school and wholeheartedly regret my decision to ever send my son here.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a student Horizon is way too strict the administration is way too strict cussing gets you expelled is an extremely stupid rule don't go there

  • (5 years ago)

    Horizon has a fantastic athletics program and a full time athletic director. Sports available include volleyball basketball soccer baseball and more. With such an amazing campus this school has something in which every student can excel.

  • (7 years ago)

    Terrific Private Christian School Grades Pre-k-12th(adding 12th in Fall 2007)with enrollment at 320+ students. Beautiful 96 acre campus in conjunction with Horizon Christian Fellowship Church. Just completed 22 000 sq ft addition for student growth. Close 'family feel' excellent curriculum full time athletic director Camp Indy summer day camps. Active Parent Teacher Fellowship. Our family has been truly blessed by being hear where our children have excellent teacher and are loved and accepted as God made them.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son went to Horizon last year for the first time. He was in 6th grade and will go to 7th this year at Horizon. Horizon is a godsend for us. It really is a family there. He is nurtured encouraged loved and extremely well-educated at Horizon. The small classes are wonderful and character education is everywhere in this school. We fully intend to send him to Horizon all the way through high school. It is a wonderful match for us. Thank you Horizon! I am very at peace with the decision to have him there.

  • (9 years ago)

    I enrolled my son whom was homeschooled for 3 years previous. I was worried how he would blend in with the students at Horizon and how well he would do academically. I am so pleased and thankful for Horizon and the teachers there. They have been so supportive and so have the parents. My son has loved everyday of school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Horizon is an outstanding school that God is blessing in so many ways. Last year we added 9th grade and are adding 10th grade this year. We are growing a rate that can only be God blessed. I love the samller classes for my children and personal attention they receive. The teachers and staff really do love our children whether they are their students or not. It is awesome to watch our principal greet each of our students by name as he meets them at the door each morning. Even the first day of school he does everyone by name. Over 50% of our families are involved in volunteer work for the school.

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