Horizon Elementary


5180 South 700 West (Glendon Street)
Murray, UT 84123
Phone 801-264-7420; Fax 801-264-7444
Horizon School Website

Heather Nicholas photograph
Ms. Nicholas
Whitney Anderson photograph
Ms. Anderson


  • Principal Heather Nicholas
  • Administrative Intern: Whitney Anderson
  • Secretary:Caryn Waterman
  • Secretary (part-time): Ruth Riches
  • FREE BREAKFAST is offered to ALL HORIZON STUDENTS from 8:15-8:25 AM
  • School schedule: First bell 8:25 AM; school hours 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM
  • Kindergarten: Full-day same as regular hours;
    Half-day 8:30-11:15 AM & 12:25-3:15 PM
  • Enrollment: 678 students KG-6th grade (2017-18 school year)
  • Spanish Dual Immersion Program: 1st through 6th grades (through application only)
  • School promotion: Riverview Jr. High & Murray High
  • Mascot: Horizon Husky
  • School Colors: Grey & Maroon
  • Built: 1981


By 1979, increased traffic on the west side of Murray caused concerned parents to petition the school board for better safety measures. Although the board considered several options, they eventually responded by building a new school at 5180 South 700 West. During a board meeting in February 1981, the name “Horizon” was chosen for the new elementary school, and it was completed by November of the same year.

One of the long-enjoyed traditions at Horizon Elementary is the school Bell Choir performing at different venues through December with 90 bells making wonderful music. A popular school Vocal Choir also performs often at assemblies. The Fine Arts block is an emphasis for Horizon curriculum with students producing outstanding art work, and the Junior Achievement program allows fifth graders to attend JA City.

Horizon holds a yearly successful Fun Run, and Back to School night is well-attended. The school PTA puts together many activities for the Horizon community to enjoy. In December, a Sub for Santa Program is conducted school-wide with SelectHealth, the school’s much appreciated business community partner helping with donations. The annual Spring Carnival is held in May and always well attended.

Great staff support, parents support and the best students around make Horizon Elementary a unique and dynamic Murray City School District school!