School Details

Homer High School

600 East Fairview Ave, Homer, AK 99603
(907) 235-4600
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 399 students 17 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

82%
72%
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Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
70%
63%
94%
87%
75%
90%
73%
65%
94%
82%
73%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
96%
86%
77%
0%
93%
83%
90%
80%
71%

AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
59%
38%
0%
75%
57%
73%
64%
52%

AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Homer High School is a public high school in Homer. 399 students go to Homer High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 399 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Homer High School is 17:1. Homer Flex School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 80%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is wonderful. I've been attending Homer High for three years now and haven't dealt with any major problems such as bullying. The teachers are really nice and wan't to help students. New people are always welcome. However extra help for students who are slower than others are hard to come by because of a teacher's busy schedule so some teachers do tend to leave some jobs to parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just started teaching at Homer High School a few weeks ago. Everyone from teachers administration custodians staff and even students have been friendly and helpful. This school excels and each person student and staff are expected to put forth their best. Teachers are part of the team that includes everyone to help students succeed and go on to greater challenges. It is the teamwork and help that has impressed me as a new teacher here. Having taught in different three other districts in the state this is one shows the most concern toward new peers in the district and in the individual school. This school is known for its friendliness and cooperation with its own staff and the community. Their community involvement is outstanding and I am looking forward to having a meaningful and long lasting relationship with everyone associated with the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Homer does a great job of isolating parents. This school has not met reasonable expectations. My son struggles in school and he has not received the help from this school he deserves. He fails tests but the teachers won't get him extra help because he does well on homework assignments. He does well on homework assignments because we spend hours going over it every night. The school should recognize a struggling student and help them. Homer has not done so. Teachers don't return my phone calls or respond to emails. My son asks for help and they are often unwilling to stay late to help him. The principals have been quite helpful but a few people do not make a school. This school has been a bad experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a great learning environment and it teaches kids great things with great nice friendly people.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been involved in the schools in communities in several different states and I have never seen a high school as much an integral part of the community as this one. The building is in constant use. The extracurriculars for students are the most extensive and highest quality I've seen anywhere. The educational leadership is the very best the faculty highly skilled and knowledgeable. They are coping well with declining enrollment and funding cuts.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school Good enviroment.

  • (6 years ago)

    Homer high school is a wonderful school in a fabulous community. The arts are supurb the people varied (at least philosophically; they all tend to be white) and the classes discussion based. There are always complaints; the whole district has been losing money due to a decline in student population. As a consequence Homer High is slowly losing some of its programs but the oppurtunities are still here. I'm a senior this year and have loved my expereince.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went to homer high school for two years and we had to practically drag her away from that school! I have never ever seen my child enjoy school so much. She enjoyed the extra.curr. activities very much and liked all over her teachers which is very rare. A grea school.

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