Principal's Page

Welcome to the Horizon West Middle School Family-

Our Hornet Team consider it a great privilege to work with your children and look forward to fostering a challenging, nurturing, and innovative learning environment. The staff at Horizon West places an emphasis on collaborating with each other so that our students are receiving top notch, rigorous instruction. We believe that all students have the ability to succeed both academically and personally; and look forward to working with our students to accomplish this goal.

As Horizon West Middle grows this year, we will be developing a strong culture where community involvement is essential to the success of our students. Our staff welcomes parent and community volunteers as key contributors to supporting the learning goals of our students. I would like to invite everyone, parents, grandparents, community leaders and friends of Horizon West to be a part of our school family. We welcome and encourage volunteerism and hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities available through our PTSO and school events. You can find information on upcoming events, informative newsletters, and volunteer opportunities on the OCPS Horizon West website at: Also, FRIEND, LIKE and FOLLOW Horizon West on social media outlets to stay up to date on the latest Hornet Buzz!!

I am honored to be your principal of Horizon West Middle School and look forward to working with our talented educators, supportive parents, and all of the amazing students this year. There is always something INCREDIBLE on the Horizon and we are looking forward to BRIGHT new school year! 


Michelle Thomas, Principal

Principal Thomas