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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Homewood City Schools is an elite, public school district located in Homewood, AL. It has 4,007 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
450 Dale Ave.
Homewood, AL 35209
Telephone
(205) 870-4203

Homewood City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
10 responses
Average ACT
27
161 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,007
Free or Reduced Lunch
25.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,926
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$53,306,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,435/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%

Homewood City Schools Reviews

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I came into the Homewood school system in 2nd grade! I moved to a private school in the middle of 2nd grade and returned to Homewood city schools in 5th grade! The teachers are great, it was difficult being a young girl back and forth (as it is anywhere). Middle school was alright (those years aren't many people's shining moments) high school presented many challenges. I had many health issues that came up during my time at HHS. Once I applied and was granted the 504 plan my experience was much much better. There were still frustrating times but Amanda Esslinger was an absolute blessing and advocated on my behalf. The majority of the teachers and staff at Homewood are fantastic at their jobs and truly care about their students academic success and the special ones genuinely care about their students lives outside of school.
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I am a 7th grader currently at HMS. I have moved back and forth from many states including Nebraska and North Carolina. At HMS, almost everything is perfect. Except the one thing people are judging on most of the time. Students. Here, some students think it's a good idea to make other lives more miserable. And most of the time, they succeed. I should know, I get bullied all the time here. Especially 8th grade. I haven't even finished my 2nd 9 weeks of 7th grade and I really do not want to go to 8th grade at all and be classified as rude, disturbing, and defiant. I would have a much better time in middle school by going to Pizitz. So take your kid here if you want that is not my choice. But be prepared to have a lot of tears.
The Homewood City School system is special in many ways. For one, it is a very diverse environment at every level of school and there is little to no racial tension present. Everyone just seems to be accepting and gets along. Another impressive factor of the school system is the encouragement to participate in extra-curricular activities. The sole high school in the system has an athletics participation rate of 50% as well as a band with over 400 members. Dr. Cleveland runs one of the best school systems in the state. It is clear that he is committed to providing a safe learning environment that prepares students for the next chapter of their life. He genuinely cares about the success of each and every student. It is also a good sign when the superintendent has had his kids in his school system for their entire school lives. The Homewood School system provides an experience that is second to none and puts students in the best situation to reach their own unique potential.