West Homer Elementary School

995 Soundview Ave Ste 1
Homer, AK 99603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 204 students in grades 3-6, West Homer Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Enrollment: 204 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 30% in AK
  • : 37% (Top 30%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

School Overview

West Homer Elementary School's student population of 204 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
204 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

West Homer Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Homer Elementary School is 0.37, 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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#130 out of 459 schools
(Top 30%)
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37%
23%
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43%
29%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
5%
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
78%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
13%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.37
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Homer Elementary School's ranking?
West Homer Elementary School is ranked #130 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
How many students attend West Homer Elementary School?
204 students attend West Homer Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of West Homer Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Homer Elementary School?
West Homer Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Homer Elementary School offer ?
West Homer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 3-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West Homer Elementary School part of?
West Homer Elementary School is part of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Enrollment: 204 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 37% (Top 30%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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