Why Horizons Elementary School?


Horizons, an award winning neighborhood school, serves 390 children (Pre-K through grade 6) and their families. With a combined total of more than 735 years of staff experience, children are provided unlimited opportunities to expand their horizons. We appreciate the strengths and differences each child brings to our diverse, safe, and caring learning environment.

Classroom Learning Opportunities

  • High expectations for all to ensure individual success
  • Small class sizes K—3 (AGR) / 4K Host Site
  • Specialized programming to meet individual needs
  • Dedicated volunteer base to support learning
  • Parent, child, educator collaboration
  • Developing lifelong learners & engaged, contributing community members
  • Encouraging our Horizons Community to Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe


Horizons is rich in diversity which provides our children with many opportunities to connect with one another and the larger community. Horizons supports our diverse learners by providing programs for English Language Learners, Title I reading, Reading Recovery, and math intervention. Our highly qualified staff are able to support our children in the classroom through the Achievement Gap Reduction Program (AGR), this allows for smaller class sizes in grades Kindergarten through third.


Our classrooms and school are also equipped with appropriate technology. Every classroom has SmartBoards and document cameras to enhance the learning experience, along with either iPads or Chromebooks for the whole class or small group work.

  • Classroom Chromebook sets to allow for 1:1 devices
  • Smart technology including Viewsonic Monitors
  • Document Cameras
  • Classroom Presentation and Sound Systems
  • Apple TVs

What makes Horizons different?

  • Diverse Population
  • Strong Collaboration
  • Volunteers
  • School-Based 4-year-old kindergarten program
  • United for Reading Success Program
  • Committed Staff 
  • Visitors and Volunteers always welcome

Beyond the Classroom


Let's Move

School Achievement

2018 Wisconsin School Health Award Winner
2017 Wisconsin School Health Award Winner
2015 Wisconsin School Health Award Winner
2014 Wisconsin School Health Award Winner
2016 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Distinction - Behavior
2014 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Distinction
2016 Let's Move! Active Schools National Award Recipient 
1st place prize winner of the 2012-2013 Mutt-i-grees “America Adopts” Second Chance PSA Contest

Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition (formerly New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition)

Since 2003, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has recognized Title I schools that have demonstrated success in educating students. To be eligible, schools must receive federal Title I funding to provide services to large numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children and meet other achievement criteria. 

These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. Their efforts help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready.

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Staff Achievement 

Carrie Michiels - Mielke Educator of the Year