Homestead Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fort Wayne, IN. It has 2,348 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Homestead Senior High School Rankings
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- A569 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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Homestead Senior High School Reviews
I came to Homestead my junior year and was shocked with the nature of the school. Coming from a small, rural school district, I lacked exposure to rigorous academics, state-dominating athletic programs, and an overall competitive environment. Homestead offers an excessive abundance of academic opportunities, such as honors, dual credit, and AP classes, a club, or extracurricular for everyone, state bound athletic and music/arts programs, and passionate, hard-working staff and teachers. For a public school, the strict set of rules and dress code enforce a type of professionalism I'd venture to say is likely lacking in most high schools. The most common downsides of HHS are the lack of diversity, the lack of building/parking space (over 2,400 students now), and the sometimes arrogant attitudes of the student body (contributed by socioeconomic affluence of student body). I am proud to be a Spartan and love this school...the new high school will be absolutely amazing in a few years!
I love the atmosphere and overall friendliness of not only the staff, but the students are exemplary with how they treat and respect one another. The school remains very clean and polished. The teachers are very reliable and work with each student in order to help them all achieve the best possible success. The athletic teams are some of the best in the state and academically my peers all seem to do outstanding work! The only thing that can be frustrating is the lack of a fair discipline system; for such a great school that works to help every student I do feel like the policies behind how they conduct certain disciplinary matters goes too far for some people. But overall the experience is wonderful and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
The academics are good, for the most part. Math teachers need to improve, they move at a too fast of a pace and many students struggle with math. School should fund more programs for minorities. When requesting to attend educational programs for minorities, the request was rejected due to "no available funds" and when students offered to pay for themselves it was still rejected. Other schools such as FWCS offers students the ability to attend these programs. The school limits field trips which limits the ability for students to explore potential careers. Overall though, the school is not bad and prepares students for college.