Horton Elementary is near the Malcolm X Public Library and the Euclid Trolley
Station, by the corner of Market Street and Euclid Avenue. Horton is in a community
of apartment buildings, duplexes, and single-family houses, most of which are rentals.
Community diversity is reflected in the student population, including Hispanic,
African American, and Lao families. Horton receives the district’s highest level of
Title I funding, operates a School-Based Coordinated Program, and provides additional
supports to the school’s English language learners. Horton has a single-track,
year-round school calendar serving 600 students (2010-2011 school year) from preschool
through grade 6. Our staff includes newer and experienced teachers whose expertise includes working with students from diverse cultures.
Our school mission statement, written by both parents and staff members is:
“Horton Elementary is a school where students become self-motivated, lifelong
learners who are prepared to participate productively within a democratic society.
Our students’ educational interests, which include their physical and mental health,
are our top priority. We believe parents and teachers should work together to achieve
these lifelong goals. The Horton community respects the diversity, language, culture,
and gender of all our students and their families.
We want to raise the academic achievement of every student at Horton. We expect