Horizon Elementary School
10060 Brummitt Road
Granger, IN 46530
Phone: 574/679-9788 Fax: 574-674-8395
Tressa Decker, Principal
Amy Fadorsen, Assistant to the Principal
Rita Szweda, Secretary/Treasurer
Patti Mills, Office Aide
Laura Chrisman, Office Aide
For the 2016-17 school year, Horizon received an A rating from the Indiana Department of Education. Overall, 62 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.
Based on the 2017 Spring ISTEP+ results, Horizon ranks in the top 3% of all 1,437 Indiana public schools.
ISTEP+ Spring 2017 Results – Percent of students passing ISTEP+
English/Language Arts Math
Grade 3 91.2% 85.1%
Grade 4 84.9% 79.2%
Grade 5 88.6% 89.6%
Horizon Elementary School is a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility, which opened in the fall of 1995. The school shares a 37-acre campus with Discovery Middle School.
Grades preschool through fifth
Enrollment 2016-17: 660
Classroom Teachers: 27
Special Teachers: 4 full-time, 3 part-time
(music, physical education, special education, speech and hearing)
Learning Lab Coordinator: 1
Media aide: 1
ENL tutor: 1
Program assistants: 17 full-time
Teacher assistants: 8 full-time, 1 part-time
School day: 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Instructional Media Center (IMC)
Occupational/Physical Therapy/Sensory Room
Minds in Motion Room
Large Group Instruction area (LGI)
Gymnasium and cafeteria/Hot Spot Café
Kownover Outdoor Environmental Learning Center
Playgrounds and activity areas
Separate driveways for buses and parents
Project Activity Rooms
TV Broadcast Studio
Horizon School follows a traditional schedule, which provides each student with weekly experiences in music and physical education, along with visits to the computer lab and Instructional Media Center. Art Smart, Hands-on Science and many other enrichment opportunities enhance the curriculum for all students. Fine arts are a cornerstone at Horizon, where we feature multiple musical performances each year as well our 4th & 5th grade Show Choir, which performs throughout the community each year. Technology makes it possible for students to do live video news broadcasts each morning, and classrooms have access to interactive software and online programming covering a wide range of curricular topics. Currently, Horizon boasts over 600 computers/laptops in the building, including a classroom set of iPad minis for our Kindergarten students. Horizon provides an inclusive environment where students with special needs are placed in the regular classroom.
The PTO sponsors many programs including a school-wide fund-raiser, t-shirt/sweatshirt sales, Art Smart, Fun Fair, costume dance, holiday shop, and more. Parent volunteers in the faculty work room, Instructional Media Center and in classrooms make a valuable contribution to the quality of education at Horizon.
Honors and Achievements
Horizon has been recognized as an Indiana Four Star School in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Horizon received a letter grade "A" from the state of Indiana for academic excellence and growth. References have been made to Horizon Elementary School in the Wall Street Journal (11/12/97) and Parenting Magazine (9/98).
Academic competitions including the PHM Spell Bowl; Wordmaster Competition; Continental Math League; First Lego League; and Science Fair
Art-Rageous Art Club & In-Class Lessons
Kids Club childcare
Full-day preschool and kindergarten
"The Horizon School Community is committed to educating all children to be responsible for their actions, respectful of others and lifelong learners."
Horizon students will attend Discovery Middle School and Penn High School.
Colors: Purple and Yellow
Motto: “Going Above and Beyond”