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Homestead Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 314 students

 
 

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Posted May 31, 2011

Alaska School Principal of the Year Award for Homestead 2011! Homestead Huckies really do run with the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

My son attended Homestead for grades K through 6. It was a very positive environment. His teachers were very dedicated and provided him with an excellent education. They made learning fun, while teaching him to be responsible. He blossomed under the guidance of each teacher. Especially influential was his music teacher, Mrs. Hopper. She is a very talented musician, and gave him a love for music. My husband and I are glad we sent our son to Homestead. It was a very positive experience for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

Homestead is a wonderful school where my son attended for almost his entire elementary career. Almost all the teachers work very hard, and most put in much more time than is required. The PTA is the best and works very hard to make the school fun. Please don't compare Homestead to other a charter school, where students are hand picked. Homestead takes all students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

We loved the man who used to be the principal at Homestead. His replacement has taken the school down a notch. Other than that, fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

My daughter is a student at Homestead Elementary - she loves it! The teachers are very dedicated and the parents are involved. It has a very personal feel to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

Both of my sons go to Homestead. My older has been at Homestead for 3 years and my youngest is in K this year. The teachers are just great. The atmosphere is very positive and focuses on the basics. In particular Mr. & Mrs. Herbert, Mrs. Litton, Mrs. Yeargan & Mrs. Daughtery are absolutely fantastic teachers. My boys love Mr. B and the art & music teachers. It is a great school with kind, respectful, concerned, and exceptionally helpful staff. The Principal, Mr. Schear is one of a kind and every child looks up to him. He really has a way of making every child feel special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

There are mainly traditional teaching methods, lots of parent involvement, and a friendly school climate. The principal is professional and has a lot of experience. There are afterschool movie clubs and Homework Clubs, and they have school events throughout the year. This has been a great school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

Homestead is a great school. I always felt that my child was safe there and in a healthy, supportive learning environment. We moved after my child went to kindergarten there; she was supposed to attend a different school but we applied for a zone exemption because we liked Homestead so much. The teachers are wonderful and always encourage the children. The principal, Mr. Scherer is very involved with the kids and knows them all; he's outside greeting students in the morning and recognizes each child's birthday at a monthly school assembly. Parents are welcomed and encourage to get involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=95%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
>95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students>=95%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female>=80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students>=95%
Female>=80%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White>=90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female>=80%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities>=60%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female58%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female>=80%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female88%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female>=90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged>=80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students>=90%
Female>=80%
Male>=80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 52%
Two or more races 11% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 23%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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18001 Baranoff St
Eagle River, AK 99577
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