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Homer Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 294 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
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Posted May 20, 2014

Homer school has a big problem with bullying. Students get bullied because they are different. Parents think their isn't a problem when I reality their is. Look on Facebook for bullying you will see past and present students talking how bad this school bullying realy is. If your one of many that think that their isn't a problem in the school then their is something wrong. I was bullied when I went to this school but it has gotten worse over the years. If a child comes home crying because they got bullied for no reason what would you do? Their is a problem, parents need to start realizing it and stand up to help those that need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

people keep taking our reviews off of here ,i guess they are afraid somebody may learn the truth about the school not following through with anti bullying laws if 1 child gets hurt it is one to many and if you would look at our parents and students against bullying page on facebook you would see all of the support we have over 700 ppl and our main goal is to protect our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

My husband went to this school his whole life and so have all five of my children. All of my children have different personalities and they have never been bullied. Every one of the teachers I have met have been really awesome and do everything they can to help or children succeed. I will always refer this school to other parents. Also many extra activities for all the kids to be included in. This school is very willing to help out the families that also might need a little extra help to get by. They do not tolerate bullies at all and the school board takes many actions to fix these issues. It's not the school that does the bullying is the kids who have parents that think their kids do no wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

homer community school great school yeah GREAT SCHOOL TO BE BULLIED NOT ONLY ARE THE KIDS GETTING BULLIED BY OTHER STUDENTS BUT ALSO BY THE TEACHERS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

I went to this school my entire life and both my children started here. An amazing school with great staff. The community is actively involved and everyone works together to benefit our children. I do have to say that my family has relocated to another state and the school system here is the worst I have ever seen. This is a great school and community to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

Homer Community Schools are the Best! We have had our three sons there for 9years and wish we would have done it sooner! They acutally have to bring two brand new huge busses to Caring Community Church on Irwin Ave. right here in Albion across from St. Johns. Don't build up your parental regret and utilize school of choice, as soon as you do you'll see the difference in what a good well rounded k-12 educational program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

This is a great school with many friendly teachers and students. We have an outstanding band and baseball team. This school has many oppertunities to offer. There are many fun electives to take and you learn a lot since there are small classes in this small school. You pretty much know everybody and it is easy to get along with anybody there. We are like a small family there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2005

I have went to Homer Community Schools all of my life. It is honestly the Best School I know! Great People who try to help you, friendly staff and students, and wonderful oppertunities. I love it! There is Something for everyone. (As far as Smaller Schools are Concerned). Though I wish they would stop talking about their Awesome Baseball team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2003

Homer Community Schools are a great place to raise your children. Caring staff, encouraging our children to grow and learn the skills needed in our changing world. Extracurricular activities are available for all children, whether it be drama, musically gifted to the athletic bound. If you are looking for a wonderful school system, you don't have to look any futher Homer Community Schools are the place where futures begin.
—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.
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
20%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

All Students19%
Female16%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female16%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female48%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

>95%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Tom Salow
Fax number
  • (517) 568-7125

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403 South Hillsdale Street
Homer, MI 49245
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