Homer Middle School is a middle school located in Homer, Alaska. Serving grades 7-8, the school has 201 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.
This school performs above average when compared to other Alaska schools. Homer Middle School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. Of middle schools, Homer Middle School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.
The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
Alaska standardized test performance, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a school. Homer Middle School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Alaska.
A school’s learning environment is scored by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Homer Middle School performs slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Alaska and received the grade of C+ for this measure.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. Homer Middle School earned a grade of B- for safety. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other middle schools in Alaska.
Information about the student body at Homer Middle School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.
A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Academic Overperformance II - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 1% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.
In the table below, schools nearby to Homer Middle School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Homer, Alaska schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|3||Susan B English School||B+||A||C||B-|
|5||Kachemak Selo School||C+||B||B-||N/A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.