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Horizon West

Horizon Middle School West Campus

Phone: 218-284-8300
Fax: 218-284-8333

Attendance Office: 218-284-8301
Counseling Office: 218-284-8312
Health Office: 218-284-8310
Media Center: 218-284-8334

School Hours :
9:05 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Carla Smith, Principal
Carla Smith,
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Ben Dimond, Assistant Principal
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A look at the history of public school buildings in Moorhead from 1873-1930

Published November 29, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools had its beginning in April 1873 when the Clay County Commissioners approved a motion to begin a school district in Moorhead. The first 50 years of the Moorhead Schools saw the construction of a number of elementary school buildings and the first Moorhead High School. Read More »

One incumbent, two new members elected to School Board

Published November 13, 2018

Voters in the Moorhead Area Public Schools re-elected Kara Gloe and elected Keith Vogt and Rachel Stone to the School Board on Nov. 6. School district election results were canvassed by the School Board on Nov. 13 and are now official. Read More »

Moorhead Schools history wall to be dedicated Oct. 30

Published October 24, 2018

Installation of the 50-foot-long historical timeline in the lobby of Horizon Middle School’s Performing Arts Center is underway. The community is invited to the dedication of the history wall at 5 p.m. Oct. 30. Representatives of graduating classes from each decade from 1940 to 2030 will be part of the Oct. 30 dedication. Read More »

Moorhead Schools to receive additional support under North Star accountability system

Published September 4, 2018

Over the next three years, Moorhead Area Public Schools will continue to focus on improving mathematics and reading achievement, graduation rate, and attendance with some added support from the Minnesota Department of Education. Read More »

Welcome

Welcome to Horizon Middle School West Campus! Students in grades 5-6 at Horizon West experience enhanced educational programming and many opportunities for learning and development in a state-of-the-art school designed with small learning communities. By working together, parents and school staff can provide a quality educational experience for the students.