Location: Riverdale, CA
Are you a student or parent at Horizon High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Horizon High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Horizon High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Horizon High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Horizon High
- Every sports team you can join at Horizon High
Let's get started!
Horizon High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Riverdale, CA in Fresno County.
Based on its location, Horizon High is classified as a school in a town fringe area, or more than 10 miles from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Horizon High SchoolPo Box 726 Riverdale, CA 93656-0726
Phone number: 5598673614
Horizon High School homepage: http://www.rjusd.org/
Principal: Aaron LuomaEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Horizon High School is 15 students, making it a very small high school, in the bottom 10% of all California high schools by size.
Attending Horizon High will feel very cozy, and you'll likely know everyone in your school. This will be a very intimate learning environment.
Unfortunately, with a tiny class size, you may lack a large diversity of activities and classes to join. If you feel your interests aren't well catered by Horizon High, you might consider independent learning or looking at nearby, larger high schools.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Horizon High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Horizon High has decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 6 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Horizon High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Riverdale could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Horizon High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Horizon High School?
From our statistics, Horizon High has a 60:40 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Horizon High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Fresno County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.
Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Horizon High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from Horizon High.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Horizon High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 5598673614.
What's the racial diversity at Horizon High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Horizon High has a very homogenous student body, with over 90% of students identifying as one ethnicity. This is especially extreme - fewer than 10% of California schools show as little racial diversity as Horizon High does. When attending class, you'll be surrounded by students of the same ethnicity.
The majority of students at Horizon High are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Horizon High fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.0%||0|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||0.0%||0|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Riverdale. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Horizon High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Horizon High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Horizon High, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 66.6% qualify for free lunches.
This means Horizon High has a moderate percentage of students at or near poverty. About half of all schools in California show this level of poverty or greater. The income level of families in Riverdale is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||5||33.3%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Riverdale and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Horizon High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Horizon High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Horizon High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Horizon High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Horizon High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Horizon High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 24 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Riverdale Joint Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results