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Horn Elementary

John Horn High School
3300 East Cartwright Road
Mesquite, Texas, 75181

Phone 972.882.5200 
Fax 972.882.5292

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours:
Monday through Thursday
7:30 am - 5 pm

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Title 1 Information

A copy of the Campus Improvement Plan is available for review in the school office upon request.

Our School

Dr. John Horn High School opened in 2000. Our 50-acre campus serves approximately 3,200 students in 9th - 12th grades. We serve the southern portion of Mesquite and the Mesquite ISD portion of Seagoville. 

Our Feeder Pattern

Cross Elementary feeds into Woolley Middle school which feeds into John Horn High School.

2023-24 High School Bell Schedule 

Class Period Class Start Class End
1st/5th  8:30 AM 10:10 AM
2nd/6th 10:15 AM  11:55 AM
3rd/7th 12:00 PM 2:15 PM
A lunch 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
B lunch 12:35 PM 1:05 PM
C lunch 1:10 PM 1:40 PM
D lunch 1:45 PM 2:15 PM
4th/8th 2:20 PM 4:00 PM

Horn Administration

Deeadra Brown

Deeadra Brown

Principal
William Ballard

William Ballard

Assistant Principal
Karla Blackshear

Karla Blackshear

Assistant Principal

Barron Jones

Assistant Principal
Nicole Payne

Nicole Payne

Assistant Principal
Terry Riley

Terry Riley

Assistant Principal
Mark Simmonds

Mark Simmonds

Assistant Principal
William Staats

William Staats

Assistant Principal
Shanikwa Wallace

Shanikwa Wallace

Assistant Principal

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Our Namesake

Dr. John Horn was a teacher, principal and administrator in Mesquite schools before moving to Allen as superintendent. He returned to Mesquite ISD as superintendent in 1986 where he served until his retirement in 2001. Dr. Horn was a visionary leader who was instrumental in Mesquite ISD becoming a recognized school district. He was selected as Superintendent of the Year in 1996 and provided state leadership service for numerous organizations and initiatives during his tenure as superintendent. In 1999, he received the coveted Golden Deeds Award from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Horn earned his bachelor's degree from East Texas State (Now Texas A&M Commerce) in 1963, and his master's degree from the same institution in 1966. He attained his doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in 1971.

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Jags for Life 

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