Homer Middle School

500 Sterling Hwy
Homer, AK 99603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Homer Middle School serves 180 students in grades 7-8.
Homer Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Homer Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Homer Middle School's student population of 180 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
180 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Homer Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Homer Middle School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#66 out of 443 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
4%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
81%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
10%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Homer Middle School's ranking?
Homer Middle School is ranked #66 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Homer Middle School often compared to?
Homer Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Paul Banks Elementary School, Fireweed Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
How many students attend Homer Middle School?
180 students attend Homer Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Homer Middle School students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Homer Middle School?
Homer Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Homer Middle School offer ?
Homer Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Homer Middle School part of?
Homer Middle School is part of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

School Reviews

4   3/2/2019
This school has made me feel involved. The atmosphere is fun and relaxing. The teachers are the best. Thanks Homer Middle, I''ll miss you in high school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Damon Weisser

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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