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Horizons Exploratory Academy (leave a review)
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+1 (719) 530-5252

349 E 9Th Street

Salida, Colorado


About Horizons Exploratory Academy
9th Grade - 12th Grade
Alternative/other school

Horizons Exploratory Academy is located in the Salida School District No. R-32 of the state of Colorado. It is one of 6 schools in its district.

Classified as an alternative/other school, it teaches pupils from 9th Grade to 12th Grade and has an enrolment of 29 students - compared to other schools in Colorado, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $44,225, which is lower than the Colorado state average of $53,492.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Horizons Exploratory Academy 29$8,66812$44,2250.29
Salida Middle School (0.1 miles) 321$7,97214$49,8770.36
Salida High School (0.13 miles) 325$7,79913$40,5760.31
Salida Early Childhood Center (0.18 miles) 63$20,472140.37
Salida Montessori Charter School (0.43 miles) 73$1,6569$25,3770.20
Longfellow Elementary School (0.47 miles) 431$7,74215$43,7780.32

Horizons Exploratory Academy

Number of pupils29
Funding per pupil$8,668
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$44,225
Diversity index0.29

Salida Middle School (0.1 miles)

Number of pupils321
Funding per pupil$7,972
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$49,877
Diversity index0.36

Salida High School (0.13 miles)

Number of pupils325
Funding per pupil$7,799
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$40,576
Diversity index0.31

Salida Early Childhood Center (0.18 miles)

Number of pupils63
Funding per pupil$20,472
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.37

Salida Montessori Charter School (0.43 miles)

Number of pupils73
Funding per pupil$1,656
Pupils per teacher9
Average teacher salary$25,377
Diversity index0.20

Longfellow Elementary School (0.47 miles)

Number of pupils431
Funding per pupil$7,742
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$43,778
Diversity index0.32
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Rankings within Colorado
There are 1,876 schools in Colorado. Rankings don't always go up to 1,876 because some schools have missing data.
1803rdlargest school
1794thhighest number of FTE teachers
274thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1305thhighest average teaching salary
911thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
552ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1528thhighest diversity index
484thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 6.6 hours

Kindergarten: 160 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 160 days

12th Grade: 160 days

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