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Homewood High School

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Posted November 20, 2011

This is by far the best school in state. From the elementary school thru high school, this school system emphasizes character development along with education. I am a Homewood graduate that went to Shades Cahaba now my children are going thru the system. What I love the most about it is that any student can find what they truly love to do whether it is band, athletics , computer, drama etc.. There is really no "IN " crowd here. It is a fairly small and close knit school system with outstanding parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

I graduated from Homewood High school a year ago and still go back to say hi to all the teachers and students i knew. Wonderful school, entergetic teachers and competitive with all the other surrounding schools. Not too big but not too small. perfect!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2008

I love Homewood!!! Im a sophomore and i dont think i could be in a better school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2007

My daughter is a senior this year and really loves Homewood High School. The teachers and staff are outstanding and care about my daughters future. The one thing my daughter has enjoyed most of all is the band. I can not express enough gratitude to the band director and staff on how it has helped my daughter develop a wonderful gift of music. She has learned so much from the Homewood School System and I know that the school has shaped her into a responsible individual that will promise a great success in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

I am a senior and have love my 4 years at Homewood. The staff is commited to helping every student in every way. As for the principal he is a great man who will do anything for a student and one of the people I will most miss when I leave HHS. I know that the my life will always reflect the spirt of Homewood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2005

This high school is great!especially compared to the old school i went to called jackson olin. On a scale from one to a hundred i would rate this school an 80. For this school to be complete, we need religion!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2005

Principal provides excellent leadership with generally strong teaching staff. Racially integrated but student body not very accepting of atypical stereotypes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

I have been very pleased with the education and extracurricular activities at Homewood. Two of my three older children are/were very happy at and learned much from HHS, in and out of the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Blackn/a
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Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

212 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

234 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education87%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty96%

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education47%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty97%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty98%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty99%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 58%
Black 31% 34%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1901 South Lakeshore Dr
Homewood, AL 35209
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Phone: (205) 871-9663

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