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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Homestead Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fort Wayne, IN. It has 2,424 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Homestead Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1200
639 responses
Average ACT
28
253 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$85,601
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Median Home Value
$191,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
  • Football Games
    27%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Dodgeball and volleyball events
    11%
  • Band competition
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Dances
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,424
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,994/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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Homestead Senior High School Reviews

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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!
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Homestead has brought lots of new academics and well formed teachers. When I first started, Homestead was overwhelming to me because it was so big. I had trouble finding my classes, but after a week, I felt more comfortable and got the hang of things. The teachers are outstanding and make you work hard. They will help anyone asking for it and provide excellent techniques if one way does not suit the needs. There are also a lot of courses available to students offered at Homestead. They have something for everyone. This is why Homestead is so great!
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!