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Homer Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 197 students

 

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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 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Special Education with Accomodation57%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrant92%
Not migrant95%
Special Education with Accomodation79%

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrant92%
Not migrant90%
Special Education with Accomodation71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodation55%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Special Education with Accomodation73%

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Special Education with Accomodation73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 78% 51%
Two or more races 8% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 23%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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500 Sterling Hwy
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 235-5700

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