horizon elementary school buildingBy 1979, increased traffic on the west side of Murray caused concerned parents to petition the school board for better safety measures for students traveling to Viewmont and Grant Elementary Schools. 

The Murray Board of Education considered several options but eventually responded with a proposal to build a new school at 5180 South 700 West. During their February 1981 meeting, they settled on the name “Horizon Elementary,” and by November of that year, it was complete.

In 2009, Horizon pioneered the first Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program in the District. Currently, the DLI program provides dual language learning in Spanish and English for about 350 students. As part of the program, these students continue their language training through Hillcrest Jr. High, Riverview Junior High, and Murray High School.

Horizon also holds annual Spring and Fall carnivals that are very popular. They have a strong and robust slate of PTA activities for students and the community to enjoy. In December, a Sub-for-Santa Program is conducted school-wide with valued private and public business partnerships in the community. 

Presently, Horizon has an approximate enrollment of 600 students making it the largest elementary school in the Murray City School District. They employ award-winning teachers, support professionals, and other staff and administrators. The school’s principal is Mindy Ball. She is joined by admin intern Susan Wright. You can learn more about the school and its faculty and staff at: https://horizon.murrayschools.org