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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
546 responses
Average ACT
27
226 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$79,718
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,300
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
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
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  • Football Games
    29%
  • Basketball games
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Dodgeball and volleyball events
    13%
  • Band competition
    9%
  • Dances
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,348
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 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
$10,476/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
74%
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

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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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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.