History: Homer High School was built in 1985 to house 600 students. The school now serves about 450 students in grades nine through 12.
Principal Ron Keffer
Asst. Principal Dan Beck
Secretary Viki Searle
600 E. Fairview Ave.
Homer, AK 99603
Demographics: Homer High School's student population is primarily Caucasian (91 percent), with small minorities of African American (1 percent), Hispanic (1 percent), Asian-Pacific Islander (2 percent), American Indian (1 percent) and Alaska Native (4 percent) students. About 11 percent of the students are identified as students with disabilities, and 20 percent come from economically disadvantaged homes.
Staffing: Homer High School has a full-time principal and assistant principal. There are 20.33 teaching positions at the school, and the teachers have a combined average of nearly 10 years experience with the district.
The school is allocated two specialist positions for music, art and library staffing. It also employs four full-time special education teachers and 3.52 FTE special education aides.
Also at the school are 1.5 aide positions, a half-time nurse, three support staff secretaries and 5.5 custodian positions.
AYP: Homer High School made adequate yearly progress in the 2002-03 school year, with 89 percent of students passing language arts testing and 84 percent scoring proficient in math. In 2003-04, Homer High again met AYP, with 90 percent of students proficient in language arts and 83 percent proficient in math.
Cocurricular: Homer High School runs a number of cocurricular activity programs. Coach stipends are paid for cross country running, boys and girls soccer, football, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, volleyball, Nordic skiing, hockey, track and field and cheerleading. Directors also are paid to run band, chorus, music, forensics, yearbook and newspaper programs.
The school mascot is the Mariners.
Registration: New students can register Aug. 11 and 20. Senior registration times are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 12. Juniors register from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13; sophomores from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16; and freshmen from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 17.
Transportation: Call Laid-law for bus route information.
School hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
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