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About Horizon Elementary School

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

 

Click here for a list of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation contacts.

 

Overview   

Grades Kindergarten through Fifth

Enrollment 2017-18:  666

School day:  7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

 

”A” rated School & School District
Horizon is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s seven “A” rated schools and among the state’s Top 25 public elementary schools in the state of Indiana! 

 

For the seventh consecutive year, P-H-M has received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. P-H-M serves more than 11,100 students in its 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and Penn High School. With the release of the Spring 2018 ISTEP+ results, P-H-M ranks in the state’s Top 6% for grades 3-8. 

 

Overall, 64 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2017-18School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.

 

 

ISTEP+ Spring 2018 Results­­­­ – Percent of students passing ISTEP+

              English/Language Arts       Math                    

Grade 3       87.0%                             87.0%

Grade 4       91.0%                             85.0%                              

Grade 5       82.0%                             91.0%

 

Click here for 2017-18 IREAD-3 Results.

 

Click here to see school demographic data and past school Performance Reports on the Indiana Department of Education website.                                              

 

History

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.

 

Special Facilities

Early Learning Academy Preschool Program

Kids Club (before and after school care)

Instructional Media Center (IMC)

Computer Lab

Occupational/Physical Therapy/Sensory Room

Minds in Motion Room

Parent Workroom

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

 

Academic Programs

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.   

 

Parent Involvement

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).

 

Activities

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

Book Fairs

Intramural Sports

Running Club

Media Club

Drama Club

 

Mission Statement

"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

Mascot: Suns

Motto:  “Going Above and Beyond”