Horizon High School (Scottsdale, Arizona)
|Horizon High School|
5601 East Greenway Road
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Paradise Valley Unified School District|
|NCES District ID||0405930|
|NCES School ID||040593001084|
|Faculty||85.60 (on an FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||24.93|
|Color(s)||Green and gold|
|Feeder schools||Desert Shadows Middle School (all), Sunrise Middle School (partial)|
The school was established in 1980. The current principal is Linda Ihnat. About 2,400 students are enrolled in the school.
In 1978 the Paradise Valley Unified School District commissioned the Architecture Firm of Michael and Kemper Goodwin Ltd. to design the new 6 building campus. Construction began the following year and was undertaken by the Del E. Webb Corporation and was nearly completed when the school opened in August 1980. The school's Auditorium was constructed in 1983. Additional new classroom buildings were constructed in 2003 and 2008.
The Horizon High School Choir has about 400 students in the program. The different choirs include Concert Choirs, Women’s Choirs, Men’s Choir, Women's Elite, Town Criers and two Show Choirs (Show Divas and Step On Stage).
- Max Adler, actor
- Jayson Durocher, former MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers)
- Tuffy Gosewisch, MLB player (Seattle Mariners)
- Garrett Hedlund, actor
- Tommy Joseph, MLB player (Philadelphia Phillies)
- Sydney Leroux, soccer player and member of the United States women's national soccer team
- Jeff Lewis, football player for Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers; Northern Arizona University football coach
- Kellan Lutz, actor
- Cody McKay, former MLB player (Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals)
- Grace Park, former professional golfer, six-time LPGA winner
- Ty Parten, former NFL football player
- Rob Waldrop, former NFL and CFL football player
- Jim Walmsley, ultra-marathon runner
- Brandon Wood, MLB player (Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates)
George Washing Machine, Mrs.Ruttenberg's favorite student, 7-Eleven enthusiast, likes to go by his alias more than his real name.
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- Boivin, Paola (January 12, 2013). "Former NAU quarterback Jeff Lewis earned super status". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
- Omos, Rita (January 6, 2014). "Kellan Lutz: 10 Things to Know About Miley Cyrus' New Guy". International Business Times. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
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