Van Horn High School - Home of the Falcons

Admin Survey

2014 Student Building Admin Survey

Click here to access the survey

 
Van Horn Shines in our Community

To see photos and articles check out Highlights 2014-2015.

For articles from last school year check out Falcons 2013-2014

 
Van Horn Dates to Remember
 
College Center

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.

 Check it out!

 
Thanksgiving Break

No school Wednesday, November 26th through Friday, November 28th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

 

 
Van Horn Senior Zachary Mallory Honored by Nickelodeon

Senior Zachary Mallory was nominated and received the HALO  Effect Award (Helping And Leading Others) from Nickelodeon for the month of October.  Zachary traveled to New York on November 13th for the actual HALO Awards hosted by Nick Cannon.  While in New York, Zachary was with Nickelodeon and MTV.  For more information check out Teen Nick HALO Effect Awards.

 
School Activities Calendar Now Online!

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

School Activities Calendar

 
Falcon Class of 2015

Calendar of Events 

All dates/events listed are subject to change.  

 
Van Horn High School established 1955

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. 

 
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 7:20 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.

 
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.