Homewood School

  • Homewood School serves 148 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Homewood School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Homewood School's student population of 148 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students148 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Homewood School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 4:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Homewood School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank
63%
32%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:115:1
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
12%
15%
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Black
54%
34%
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White
30%
39%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Homewood School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.610.40
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Graduation Rate40-49%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoward County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
1  
I attend the Bridges program not because I have behavioral problems, but because I have a rare pain disorder. The school is great for kids using it for its purpose, however my needs are very different and this environment does not meet them. The staff do not all acknowledge my medical condition and could do much more to accomadate me. They try to lump me together with all the other students creating the same goals for me. They care more about there schools mission then my health!
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Before my son started at Homewood, I only knew it as a place where they sent the "bad kids." What I know now is that this is a place where they will go to great lengths to help every child succeed. Don't expect them to sweat the small stuff, but do expect them to hold every child accountable for doing the best they can do. Every member of the staff is part of the support team for these kids, and they all do a great job. If your child has struggled in other HoCo schools, this could be a great place for them.
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This school is very friendly and helpful to all students and staff. They really focus on helping the students one on one no matter what the situation is. They want your child to succeed. Everyone is very, very caring. Especially in this world today our kids need all the support and encouragement they can get. Thank you Homewood!
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My son has flourished since attending this school. He has had trouble all of his school career due to ADHD. The teachers are wonderful and really encourage the kids to blossom.
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