West Homer Elementary School

  • West Homer Elementary School serves 255 students in grades 3-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Homer Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

West Homer Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • West Homer Elementary School's student population of 255 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2012)
Grades OfferedGrades 3-6
Total Students255 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Homer Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of West Homer Elementary School is 0.35, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank#36 out of 466 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
4%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
80%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
3%
Two or more races
10%
11%
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Diversity Score0.350.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKenai Peninsula Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Homer Fireweed Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-6 | 122 students
    0.0 miles
    995 Soundview Ave
    Homer, AK 99603
    (907) 235-9728
    0.0 K-6 122
  • Homer Homer Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 191 students
    0.4 miles
    500 Sterling Hwy
    Homer, AK 99603
    (907) 235-5700
    0.4 7-8 191
  • Homer Homer High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 401 students
    1.4 miles
    600 E Fairview Ave
    Homer, AK 99603
    (907) 235-4600
    1.4 9-12 401
  • Homer Homer Flex School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 29 students
    1.6 miles
    4122 Ben Walters Ln
    Homer, AK 99603
    (907) 235-5558
    1.6 9-12 29
  • Homer Paul Banks Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 221 students
    2.3 miles
    1340 East End Rd
    Homer, AK 99603
    (907) 226-1801
    2.3 PK-2 221

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