Homewood School

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1/
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Bottom 50%
4.00 (4 reviews)
Homewood School serves 116 students in grades 6-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

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Homewood School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Homewood School's student population of 116 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students116 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Rankings

Homewood School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Homewood School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1222 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
17%
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Black
50%
34%
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White
35%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.630.72
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Graduation Rate
30-39%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoward County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Homewood School is Wilde Lake High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Harpers Choice Middle School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ellicott City Applications And Research Laboratory Alternative School

    0.0 miles
    10920 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410) 313-6698
    0 n/a n/a
  • Columbia Harpers Choice Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 591 students
    0.8 miles
    5450 Beaverkill Rd
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 313-6929
    0.8 6-8 591
  • Columbia Longfellow Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 441 students
    0.8 miles
    5470 Hesperus Dr
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 313-6879
    0.8 PK-5 441
  • Columbia Swansfield Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 634 students
    1.1 miles
    5610 Cedar Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 313-6907
    1.1 PK-5 634
  • Columbia Wilde Lake Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 610 students
    1.3 miles
    10481 Cross Fox Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 313-6957
    1.3 6-8 610

School Reviews

  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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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