Homestead High

Summary:

Homestead High is a public high school located in Cupertino, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,311 students. As part of the Fremont Union High School District, which is ranked 32 out of 1,560 districts in California, Homestead High consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state.

Homestead High's academic performance is exceptional, with 78.13% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 66.06% proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly exceeding the state averages. The school's diverse student population, with a significant Asian (around 43%), White (around 25%), and Hispanic (around 20%) representation, also performs well across different racial/ethnic groups. Homestead High's four-year graduation rate ranges from 96.2% to 98.4%, and its dropout rate is low, ranging from 0.5% to 2.7%, both well above the state averages.

While Homestead High's academic achievements are on par with or exceed those of nearby schools like Lynbrook High, Monta Vista High, and Cupertino High, it has a more diverse student population compared to these schools. However, the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, from 7.3% in 2017-2018 to 12.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average and worth monitoring.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 21370 Homestead Rd.
       Cupertino, CA  95014-0203


(408) 522-2500

District: Fremont Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
74th of 2,346 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Homestead High:

Elementary:    Cherry Chase Elementary
    Chester W. Nimitz Elementary
    Montclaire Elementary
    Vargas Elementary
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Middle:    Cupertino Middle
    Sunnyvale Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  2,311

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
42.8%
White:
23.3%
Hispanic:
20.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.1% Help


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Compare Details Homestead High ranks better than 96.8% of high schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the Fremont Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.71. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Homestead High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Homestead High has the largest high school student body size in the Fremont Union High School District. Student population at Homestead High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (42.8%), White (23.3%), Hispanic (20.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Homestead High is 24, which is the highest among 6 high schools in the Fremont Union High School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Homestead High:

SchoolDigger ranks Homestead High 74th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Homestead High in the ranking list.)

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Fremont Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Fremont Union High 32nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Homestead High

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Rank History for all students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.87 61st 1653 96.3%
2005 80.50 94th 1901 95.1%
2006 83.05 81st 1968 95.9%
2007 79.57 124th 2063 94.0%
2008 79.54 129th 2117 93.9%
2009 81.69 88th 2238 96.1%
2010 76.19 180th 2281 92.1%
2011 73.96 230th 2367 90.3%
2012 73.62 236th 2354 90.0%
2013 71.97 273rd 2426 88.7%
2015 95.82 56th 1994 97.2%
2016 95.53 61st 2039 97.0%
2017 94.54 97th 2021 95.2%
2018 93.78 121st 2017 94.0%
2019 83.28 305th 2133 85.7%
2021 97.28 25th 1290 98.1%
2022 97.86 48th 2123 97.7%
2023 95.71 74th 2335 96.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.85 87th 366 76.2%
2019 91.27 17th 422 96.0%
2022 92.75 14th 515 97.3%
2023 86.12 59th 780 92.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.57 74th 938 92.1%
2019 63.57 156th 941 83.4%
2022 92.27 24th 1044 97.7%
2023 81.41 28th 1315 97.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.27 122nd 1539 92.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.26 766th 1862 58.9%
2019 64.96 557th 1937 71.2%
2022 80.96 261st 1943 86.6%
2023 67.70 456th 2237 79.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.62 108th 1760 93.9%
2019 86.98 205th 1833 88.8%
2021 96.67 24th 1054 97.7%
2022 97.06 51st 1858 97.3%
2023 93.59 97th 2106 95.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.89 123rd 1052 88.3%
2019 75.64 170th 1117 84.8%
2022 92.71 63rd 1161 94.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.69 122nd 1834 93.3%
2019 76.07 392nd 1880 79.1%
2021 97.88 22nd 1122 98.0%
2022 97.99 52nd 1916 97.3%
2023 96.49 64th 2195 97.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.58 111th 581 80.9%
2019 81.35 86th 582 85.2%
2022 85.82 54th 581 90.7%
2023 83.38 89th 727 87.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.37 770th 1742 55.8%
2019 52.95 800th 1814 55.9%
2022 80.94 250th 1861 86.6%
2023 64.83 514th 2132 75.9%
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Rank History for White students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.11 48th 1173 95.9%
2019 72.58 298th 1222 75.6%
2022 95.83 23rd 1204 98.1%
2023 91.25 61st 1424 95.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Homestead High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1335 41 370 161 22 n/a n/a 0 1929
1989 1177 40 380 157 9 n/a n/a 0 1763
1990 1035 46 395 153 3 n/a n/a 0 1632
1991 1061 63 454 168 4 n/a n/a 0 1750
1992 1034 68 497 152 9 n/a n/a 0 1760
1993 993 62 511 167 24 n/a n/a 0 1757
1994 973 70 528 171 19 n/a n/a 0 1761
1995 960 81 566 197 12 n/a n/a 0 1816
1996 960 81 566 197 12 n/a n/a 0 1816
1997 971 71 571 196 12 n/a n/a 0 1821
1998 977 60 574 184 13 n/a n/a 0 1808
1999 961 71 604 181 8 n/a n/a 0 1825
2000 1012 81 633 200 12 n/a n/a 0 1938
2001 990 68 617 195 9 n/a n/a 0 1879
2002 954 48 604 222 6 n/a n/a 10 1844
2003 954 48 604 222 6 n/a n/a 10 1844
2004 948 55 602 212 6 n/a n/a 0 1823
2005 1033 49 699 217 3 n/a n/a 0 2001
2006 1052 51 748 235 3 n/a n/a 0 2089
2007 1094 55 853 251 12 n/a n/a 5 2270
2008 1073 57 859 273 8 n/a n/a 0 2270
2009 1003 59 855 305 4 8 3 0 2237
2010 951 53 911 319 4 11 0 0 2249
2011 920 60 916 356 3 11 14 0 2280
2012 892 39 915 388 2 8 68 0 2312
2013 865 36 932 410 2 8 113 0 2366
2014 814 37 946 414 1 6 164 0 2382
2015 786 28 976 424 5 0 187 0 2406
2016 749 33 984 403 6 2 191 0 2368
2017 718 28 1035 402 4 5 199 0 2391
2018 750 17 1092 387 4 5 197 0 2452
2019 719 20 1088 379 1 5 213 0 2425
2020 680 19 1103 370 6 7 245 0 2430
2021 649 18 1068 370 6 5 263 0 2379
2022 594 22 1013 412 9 4 267 0 2321
2023 539 22 989 480 12 2 262 5 2311

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Homestead High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1929 75.7 25.4 n/a
1989 1763 72.4 24.3 n/a
1990 1632 66.4 24.5 n/a
1991 1750 70.4 24.8 n/a
1992 1760 71.5 24.6 6.1
1993 1757 75.7 23.2 7.2
1994 1761 77.1 22.8 8.5
1995 1816 83.0 21.9 6.8
1996 1816 83.0 21.9 6.8
1997 1821 81.0 22.5 7.9
1998 1808 83.8 21.6 5.8
1999 1825 80.2 22.8 5.5
2000 1938 87.2 22.2 4.2
2001 1879 83.2 22.6 3.9
2002 1844 80.0 23.1 4
2003 1844 80.0 23.1 4
2004 1823 76.3 23.9 7.3
2005 2001 78.0 25.7 7.1
2006 2089 83.2 25.1 6.8
2007 2270 90.2 25.2 5.5
2008 2270 104.3 21.8 8.9
2009 2237 87.4 21.8 10.3
2010 2249 89.9 25.0 13
2011 2280 n/a n/a 12.8
2012 2312 91.3 25.3 n/a
2013 2366 94.3 25.0 15
2014 2382 91.9 25.9 16.4
2015 2406 95.0 25.3 15.2
2016 2368 96.0 24.6 14.7
2017 2391 96.5 24.7 13.3
2018 2452 101.4 24.1 16.4
2019 2425 101.6 23.8 14.5
2020 2430 n/a n/a 13.2
2021 2379 99.1 24.0 10.5
2022 2321 95.0 24.4 11.6
2023 2311 96.2 24.0 12.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Homestead High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1929 75.7 25.4 n/a
1989 1763 72.4 24.3 n/a
1990 1632 66.4 24.5 n/a
1991 1750 70.4 24.8 n/a
1992 1760 71.5 24.6 6.1
1993 1757 75.7 23.2 7.2
1994 1761 77.1 22.8 8.5
1995 1816 83.0 21.9 6.8
1996 1816 83.0 21.9 6.8
1997 1821 81.0 22.5 7.9
1998 1808 83.8 21.6 5.8
1999 1825 80.2 22.8 5.5
2000 1938 87.2 22.2 4.2
2001 1879 83.2 22.6 3.9
2002 1844 80.0 23.1 4
2003 1844 80.0 23.1 4
2004 1823 76.3 23.9 7.3
2005 2001 78.0 25.7 7.1
2006 2089 83.2 25.1 6.8
2007 2270 90.2 25.2 5.5
2008 2270 104.3 21.8 8.9
2009 2237 87.4 21.8 10.3
2010 2249 89.9 25.0 13
2011 2280 n/a n/a 12.8
2012 2312 91.3 25.3 n/a
2013 2366 94.3 25.0 15
2014 2382 91.9 25.9 16.4
2015 2406 95.0 25.3 15.2
2016 2368 96.0 24.6 14.7
2017 2391 96.5 24.7 13.3
2018 2452 101.4 24.1 16.4
2019 2425 101.6 23.8 14.5
2020 2430 n/a n/a 13.2
2021 2379 99.1 24.0 10.5
2022 2321 95.0 24.4 11.6
2023 2311 96.2 24.0 12.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Homestead High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 305th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 74th of 2335 High schools
 11.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Homestead High)78.578.1
 0.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fremont Union High)81.781.3
 0.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Homestead High)73.566.1
 7.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Fremont Union High)78.170.7
 7.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Homestead High)63.366.3
 3%
   11th Grade Science (Fremont Union High)70.370.5
 0.2%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Homestead High)18.462.6
 44.1%
   12th Grade Science (Fremont Union High)61.365.6
 4.3%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students24252311
 4.7%
African American2022
 10%
American Indian112
 1100%
Asian1088989
 9.1%
Hispanic379480
 26.6%
Pacific Islander52
 60%
White719539
 25%
Two or More Races213262
 23%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.5%12.1%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Homestead High

Homestead High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cherry Chase Elementary
Elementary : Chester W. Nimitz Elementary
Elementary : Montclaire Elementary
Elementary : Vargas Elementary
Elementary : West Valley Elementary
Middle : Cupertino Middle
Middle : Sunnyvale Middle

Yes! Homestead High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 74th of 2346 California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,311 students attended Homestead High.

Students at Homestead High are 43% Asian, 23% White, 21% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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