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About Our School

Horizon High School is a proud member of the Paradise Valley Unified School District, serving students and families in North Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.

We are one of five traditional high schools in our district that offer a comprehensive curriculum and many rigorous classes. At Horizon, we have been recognized locally, statewide and nationally for our academics, fine arts programs and athletics. Our motto is to use Pride, Courage and Respect in everything we do to succeed and achieve our goals to attain a better future.

General Information

Enrollment - 2,106 (grades 9-12)

Mascot - Husky

Motto: Pride, Courage, and Respect

Colors - Green and Gold

CEEB - 030401

Accreditation & Membership

Advanced Education (North Central Association)

Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA)

Post High School Placement

65.2% Four Year University

32.8% Community or Technical College

2% Military or Other 

Student Demographics

Asian                           5%

Black                           2%

Hispanic                      15%

Native American         less than 2%

Caucasian                   76%

College Testing Mean

Type of ACT Test

Horizon Average

State Average

National Average

Composite

24.1

19.8

20.3

 

Type of SAT Test

Horizon Average

State Average

National Average

ERW    

537

592

533

Mathematics 

546

589

528

Graduation Requirements

English: 4 credits

Mathematics: 4 credits

Social Studies: 3 credits

Science: 3 credits

Physical Education: 1 credit

CTE or Fine Arts Elective: 1 credit

Electives: 6 credits

Total Credit Requirement for High School Graduation is 22 credits.

National Merit Scholars

National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships determined through PSAT scores. There are approximately 1.5 million entrants each year. The graduating class of 2021 had three National Merit Finalists and six National Commended students.

Schedule a Tour

We look forward to meeting you and your student. Once you register, consider yourself on the list. Include your email address in the form and you will receive an email reminder the day before your tour. Stop at the front office and sign in to receive a visitor badge. Horizon does not allow shadowing due to liability reasons.

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