Van Horn High School - Home of the Falcons
The Van Horn Falcon Speech and Debate team had an outstanding showing at the Winnetonka Novice Tournament, held on October 17 & 18. After 4 power-matched rounds of competition among 39 teams from 16 schools, the Van Horn team of Charles Ruby and Chloe Trimble was one of only 3 undefeated teams remaining, and after a final elimination round, placed 4th.
This new webpage created by our College Advisor, Katie Meyer, has a tremendous amount of information including campus visits, scholarship searches and what you should be doing NOW to prepare for your future.
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Tuesday, October 28th - 3:30 pm to 7:30 p.m
Wednesday, October 29th - 3:30 - 7 pm
No School on Friday, October 31st and Monday, November 3rd.
Nina Campos, Sam Baker and Chase Siedlik
All dates/events listed are subject to change.
Van Horn opened in 1955 and the first class graduated in 1956. It was originally constructed in 1955 on the site of Honeywood, house of former Civil War era Kansas City mayor, Robert T. Van Horn, a prominent newspaper publisher and statesman.
1109 South Arlington Avenue Independence, Missouri 64053
Main Line: 816.521.5360
Attendance Line: 816.521.5429
Main Office Hours
Monday-Friday 7 AM - 3:30 PM
Doors Open at 7 AM
Classes 7:20 AM - 2:14 PM
Please remember that a picture ID is required for entry into the building. This policy is in effect in order to protect the safety of our students and staff.
The students, faculty, and staff of Van Horn High School welcome you to our learning community. Van Horn High School opened its doors in 1955. At the start of the 2008-2009 school year, Van Horn joined the family of the Independence School District. Independence is committed to ensuring that each graduating class of Falcons fulfills the school motto and all “Dare to Be Wise!”
At Van Horn High School we build positive relationships, achieve high academic standards, and develop literacy in order to engage the world.