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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Horn High School is an above average, public school located in Mesquite, TX. It has 2,320 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
3300 E Cartwright Rd
Mesquite, TX 75181
Telephone
(972) 882-5200

Horn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1050
243 responses
Average ACT
23
64 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,804
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Median Home Value
$112,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
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  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Friday Night Football
    19%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Spirit days
    10%
  • Fall Festival
    6%
  • Military ball in the ROTC program
    4%
  • Band Banquet
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,320
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,866
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,258/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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You here kids talk about high school being this big scary place, but horn was different. No! Horn High School is different. Teachers, staff, and students always felt the need to involve everybody and make sure people were heard throughout the school. In my four years at horn I can honestly say that my perspective on education has changed, that my experience with friendship and trust has grown stronger, and that everyone should feel safe enough to express themselves. If you are going to Horn high school, not only will you have the time of your life, you will be taking care of academically, intellectually, and personally.
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I love that we have so many different clubs and organizations, such as Art Honor Society, Thespian society, African dance club, BOB and more. I love that we have students from various different backgrounds. I love that the teachers are caring, and truly invest in their students. I love that we take the time, to attend to each and every student. I love that the students are friendly and welcoming. But with all these amazing things, John Horn High School is not perfect. There are way too many students in regular classes. The traffic situation before and after school is terrible. And, lunch period is way too short, and we spend half of it waiting in line for the very unhealthy (non tasty) lunch provided. But overall, my experience here at Horn High School has been favorable.
Dr. John Horn High School is a school filled with delinquents. The faculty are more worried about dress code than teaching students or being interactive in their lives! Its absurd! Although the lunch isn't bad well at least its better than most schools. The teachers do not do a good job teaching their subjects. I guess I cannot put all the blame on the teachers because it is mostly the curriculum they are given that doesn't show positive results.