Van Horn High School - Home of the Falcons

March through May Calendar
Swing to Inspire Golf Tournament

The annual Swing to Inspire Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, June 4th at WinterStone Golf Course in Independence.   Proceeds will benefit the Independence School District Inspire Mentoring Program.  For more information about the Inspire Program visit or click here to reserve your spot today!


1974-1975-1976  Class Reunion

Van Horn classes of 1974, 1975 and 1976 will have a combined reunion on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 6 to 11 p.m. at

Mike Onka Memorial Hall

11520 Putnam, 

Sugar Creek, MO 64054 

      Class of 1974 at their 10th      Year High School Reunion in June of 1984

Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP, to see who else is attending, or for more information:

Spanish STAR Test 
Van Horn Shines in our Community

To see photos and articles check out and Falcon Highlights.


Kids 4 Cure Cancer Walk - Saturday, April 26th 

Cancer Walk Registration

Check-in 9 a.m. at the Van Horn High School track.  Walk begins 10:00 a.m. and lunch follows the walk.  Rain or shine because cancer doesn't take a day off!

$15 entry fee donation to Children's Mercy Cancer Center.  First 50 people to pay their entry fee get a free t-shirt.  

Masquerade Prom - A Night of Mystery

Sporting KC and Holiday Helpers

Sporting Kansas City has generously offered to partner with the Independence School District Foundation for the first time to benefit our Holiday Helpers program.  For you, that means great ticket prices!   Please encourage your friends and family to buy tickets and support Holiday Helpers; please note tickets must be picked up in person at the district’s Central Office at 201 N. Forest Avenue in Independence.

Click here to purchase your Sporting KC tickets now!  All tickets must be purchased by April 15th.

School Information

1109 South Arlington Avenue  Independence, Missouri 64053

Main Line: 816.521.5360 

Fax: 816.521.5610

Attendance Line: 816.521.5429


Main Office Hours

Monday-Friday 7 AM - 3:30 PM


School Hours

Doors Open at 7 AM

Classes 7:25 AM - 2:13 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.

School Calendar Changes - Please note 

School will be in session on Monday, April 21st (originally scheduled as part of Easter Break).  


Want to know what's happening this week with our Van Horn students?

Check out our Weekly Activities page

Welcome and Mission Statement

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!” 

Our Mission

At Van Horn High School we build positive relationships, achieve high academic standards, and develop literacy in order to engage the world.

Summer School Registration is now open!

Just CLICK HERE to get started. Online registration is preferred, but if you do not have access to a computer, you can call 521-5599, ext. 10038.  Students who will be in Kindergarten-8th grades next year and register by April 11thwill be eligible for a gift card for good attendance, so sign up soon.

If you have any questions about Summer Sucess call 521-5599, ext. 10038. 


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Last Update: Monday, April 14, 2014 06:55:42