Horizon Elementary School
10060 Brummitt Road
Granger, IN 46530
Amy Fadorsen, Principal
Cassandra Scarsella, Assistant to the Principal
Rita Szweda, Secretary/Treasurer
Patti Mills, Office Aide
Jill Jaronik, Office Aide
Enrollment 2020-2021: 659 (as of Oct. 1, 2020)
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 nine “A” rated schools and among the state’s Top 25 public elementary schools in the state of Indiana!
P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011. 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 2019 ILEARN results, P-H-M ranks 12th in the state for combined ELA & Math scores in grades 3-8, and Horizon is ranked #11 in the state!
*Because COVID-19 shut down Indiana schools in the Spring of 2020, students did not take statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year.
ILEARN Spring 2019 Results – Percent of students passing ILEARN
English/Language Arts Math
Grade 3 76% 86%
Grade 4 77% 86%
Grade 5 81% 82%
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.
Kids Club (before and after school care)
Instructional Media Center (IMC)
Chromebook carts providing 1:1 Technology for every student
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, 2016 and 2017. 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
"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”