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About This School

Horn High School is a public high school in Mesquite. The principal of Horn High School is Mr Bruce Perkins, who can be contacted at bperkins@mesquiteisd.org. 2,199 students go to Horn High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 3% of the Horn High School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 2,199 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 34% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Horn High School is 19:1. Ctca - Calvary Temple Christian is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 25%
Hispanic 30% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 57%
Limited English proficiency 3% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 53%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    As a former student. I believe the staff was very helpful especially my counselor Mrs.Pritchard she really and truly was the best . she motivated me to do my best and on graduation day I knew she was proud of me because I was struggling bad before then. And I also want to thank Mrs.Sagraves she was also the greatest math teacher ever. She always believed in her students and I disliked the ones that tried to run over her.But thank yall so much !

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is a fine school. Test scores are above state averages and are at the top of the entire district. This school gets a bad reputation because of the hearsay among local parents that have never taken a step inside the school. You should walk the halls during instruction periods and see that it is a great learning environment for the students. The teachers want the students to succeed and push them to do so. Fine Arts and Athletics are very competitive and successful. I have found the administration to be extremely helpful and they only want what is best for students. It's time to end this school's bad rap based on it's earlier years-time to move on.

  • (1 year ago)

    my friends kids go this school and they say its a very great school..soon my son will be going to this high school .

  • (3 years ago)

    Pretty good school but not the best. Ok school spirit and Amazing teachers who love to teach!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is improving everyday. The teachers (except for a few) really care a great deal about the students. The principal does not return phone calls to parents but he is a nice guy who is trying. Some teachers need to go but all in all I would give it a 9. Academics?-excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    School spirit teacher quality extracurricular activities school safety discipline and parental involvement are awesome!

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is really trying to bring this school to a higher standard. He is hard to reach at times. Right now if my child was not in ap and honors classes I would be somewhat displeased with the academics. Some of the guidance counselors are excellent like Ms. Stuekenjuerken. I think the school is going up. The principal needs to continue weeding out the poor teachers that don't care about the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very good ROTC program it is in the top 10% of the USA and the best in Mesquite. One of the only problems is that most of the teachers are not strict enough on dress code.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with one of the readers - the principal does not return phone calls from parents and it was like pulling teeth to get the counselors to call back. The teachers are pretty responsive though - I will give them that. The band program is good but it could be better if the directors would deal with all the drama that always goes on. My child dropped band for next year because after 2 years they would not respond to my child's complaints after many discussions with all of them.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's a very nice school with great education. It's just a little crowded.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student of john horn high school. I like it to go on the record that it is an outstanding high school. Our principal Mr. Perkins is highly concerned about the well being of the students and the overall quality of our education.As for the teachers our staff of qualified teacher are detrimental to our success as a school as are our extra-curricular programs.Quite frankly we are receiving a quality education from a outstanding group of educators and administrators. 9th grader John Horn high school

  • (6 years ago)

    The head principal has no time to deal with parents when they have concerns. He won't take time to e-mail or return phone calls. This says alot about his leadership. Horn is losing ponts everyday. You have teacher who don't care about the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    The only good thing about this school is its band and orchestra program other than that it is possibly one of the most horrible schools

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is good but the athletic programs aren't the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is over crowded. The only good thing this school has going for it is that they are strict on the uniform standards. There are lot of kids who run around in rough groups.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is in my opinion less than average. The administrators and some teachers spend more trying to check if we have a belt and if we dont we get placed in ISS basically 2 days of sitting around doing nothing but staring at a wall. We of lose 2 days of class and don't get anything out of it. The only good classes are the AP English classes and AP Science classes everything else is a waste of time. What makes me angry is that students who try to avoid the classes where the teachers don't care are forced to spend take them without gaining any sort of education. The counselors are often too 'busy' to help and this high school seems to have more of a elementary atmosphere.

  • (7 years ago)

    Average Education for state of Texas budget cuts are hurting this music program at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is fine for your average or good student but not for a student that needs help. Administrators are not helpful. Some teachers are completely unresponsive to parent communication. Discipline is designed to remove the student from the classroom and/or inconvenience the parent. The assumption is made that problem behavior is from lack of adequate discipline at home. This assumption continues even when parents are asking for help in monitoring their child's assignments attendance or behavior. Information about items such as missed classes or office referrals tends to come 2 weeks or more after the occurance. Any mistake made or unprofessional behavior that occurs on the part of a teacher or administrator is covered over or ignored. Parents are not respected. The measure of a good teacher administrator or school is not in how they work with the easy students but in how they can help even the difficult students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great campus...college like atmosphere very diverse..meets state average test scoring.

  • (8 years ago)

    excellent music art sports and extracurricular very diverse student body

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