PROFICIENCY 47% 32% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
43%Paradise Valley Unified District

Horizon High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Paradise Valley Unified District" in Phoenix, AZ. There are a total of 2,262 students and 87 teachers at Horizon High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 167 free lunch students and 23 reduced lunch students.

Horizon High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.0%, which is 32% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch167
Reduced lunch23


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment513
Taking some courses299
Taking some courses (not tests)212
Passing some courses234
Passing no courses58

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Horizon High School, there are a total of 513 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 299 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

8>= 50%
High School48%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School45%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Horizon High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 78.7% 60.0% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 0.2% 0.3% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 4.4% 3.4% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.4% 28.5% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 1.1% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 2.0% 3.0% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.9% 3.7% 2.2% 3.1%

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Phoenix demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,0055791
Median age33.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%53%55%
Speak English63%73%79%
Speak Spanish31%20%13%

Education level achieved in Phoenix

Completed 8th grade79.7%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.3%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%
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Pride, Courage, and Respect

Horizon High School is filled with teachers and staff that love teaching and do everything in their power to help the students succeed. But, there are also some teachers that are under-qualified and clearly do not work hard to ensure the success of their students. This has made it so that there is a "luck of the draw" in which teachers a student will receive and how much they will actually learn during the school-year. However, the administration works their best to make sure that Horizon is a positive environment for all and very often will do anything in their power to help the student body.
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Source: The Horizon High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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