Homer Elementary School

Summary:

Homer Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 237 students in grades PK-6 in Homer, Nebraska, which is part of the Emerson-Hubbard Public Schools district. This school stands out for its consistently high academic performance, particularly among its low-income students, and its stable ranking as one of the top elementary schools in the state.

With a significantly higher percentage of white students (82.7%) compared to the surrounding schools, such as Walthill Elementary (93.67% Native American) and the more diverse South Sioux City schools, Homer Elementary has maintained a strong track record of academic achievement. In the 2022-2023 school year, 71% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, and 76% of 5th and 6th graders were proficient or better in Math, both well above the state averages.

What's particularly impressive is the exceptional performance of Homer Elementary's low-income students, who ranked in the top 29 out of 312 Nebraska elementary schools in 2022-2023. This suggests the school is effectively supporting its disadvantaged population, which could serve as a model for other schools in the region. With a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past 10 years, Homer Elementary has proven to be a stable and high-performing school, providing a quality education to its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 212 S 3rd
       Homer, NE  68030-0340


(402) 698-2377

District: Homer Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
187th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,306 Help


Students who attend Homer Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Homer High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  237

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.7%
American Indian:
11.4%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Homer Elementary School ranks better than 59.3% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.7%), American Indian (11.4%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Homer Elementary School is 11.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Homer Elementary School is $18,306.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Homer Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Homer Elementary School 187th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Homer Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Homer Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Homer Community Schools 133rd of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Homer Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Homer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.06 227th 418 45.7%
2007 36.92 324th 430 24.7%
2008 65.77 149th 478 68.8%
2009 70.16 71st 471 84.9%
2010 43.97 346th 502 31.1%
2011 15.25 435th 473 8.0%
2012 28.99 379th 480 21.0%
2013 51.69 255th 485 47.4%
2014 62.65 167th 483 65.4%
2015 44.16 301st 488 38.3%
2016 49.19 262nd 480 45.4%
2017 60.60 179th 459 61.0%
2018 65.72 142nd 450 68.4%
2019 64.79 138th 452 69.5%
2021 62.61 148th 442 66.5%
2022 53.68 212th 457 53.6%
2023 59.85 187th 459 59.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Homer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.69 20th 281 92.9%
2019 61.89 108th 298 63.8%
2021 84.87 19th 264 92.8%
2022 69.92 66th 259 74.5%
2023 65.75 89th 312 71.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Homer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.19 191st 341 44.0%
2019 46.43 183rd 349 47.6%
2021 44.68 177th 318 44.3%
2022 56.84 137th 337 59.3%
2023 55.90 150th 349 57.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Homer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.09 148th 367 59.7%
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Rank History for White students at Homer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.64 171st 391 56.3%
2019 55.77 158th 391 59.6%
2021 61.39 118th 368 67.9%
2022 50.67 180th 388 53.6%
2023 56.15 166th 385 56.9%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska 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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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Homer Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 195 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 197
1989 185 0 0 5 2 n/a n/a 0 192
1990 200 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 203
1991 206 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 207
1992 217 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 218
1993 217 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 218
1994 200 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 200
1995 213 0 1 0 4 n/a n/a 0 218
1996 213 0 1 0 4 n/a n/a 0 218
1997 207 0 2 3 5 n/a n/a 0 217
1998 205 1 2 4 7 n/a n/a 0 219
1999 193 0 2 0 8 n/a n/a 2 205
2000 198 0 3 1 9 n/a n/a 0 211
2001 185 0 4 5 7 n/a n/a 0 201
2002 186 0 4 4 2 n/a n/a 0 196
2003 186 0 4 4 2 n/a n/a 0 196
2004 177 1 3 5 4 n/a n/a 0 190
2005 169 1 3 4 5 n/a n/a 0 182
2006 166 1 4 5 12 n/a n/a 0 188
2007 160 1 1 4 15 n/a n/a 0 181
2008 165 2 1 6 10 n/a n/a 0 184
2009 160 1 1 6 7 n/a n/a 0 175
2010 164 3 3 8 7 n/a n/a 0 185
2011 180 1 0 14 7 3 0 0 205
2012 168 1 0 18 11 3 0 0 201
2013 181 1 0 19 23 3 0 0 227
2014 189 1 0 17 28 3 1 0 239
2015 177 3 0 13 28 0 9 0 230
2016 163 1 0 15 35 0 7 0 221
2017 158 1 1 10 42 0 7 0 219
2018 152 1 2 9 37 0 7 0 208
2019 165 0 4 11 38 0 7 0 225
2020 187 0 4 8 46 3 9 0 257
2021 187 0 5 12 27 2 8 0 241
2022 193 1 10 10 31 2 8 0 255
2023 196 0 3 5 27 0 6 0 237

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 Homer Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 197 10.2 19.3 15.2
1989 192 10.7 17.9 10.4
1990 203 10.8 18.7 10.3
1991 207 11.3 18.3 14
1992 218 12.4 17.5 14.7
1993 218 12.8 17.0 17.9
1994 200 13.0 15.4 15.5
1995 218 13.0 16.8 37.2
1996 218 13.0 16.8 37.2
1997 217 13.0 16.7 21.2
1998 219 14.0 15.6 19.6
1999 205 13.9 14.7 20.2
2000 211 14.4 14.7 23.2
2001 201 12.2 16.5 22.9
2002 196 15.0 13.1 20.4
2003 196 15.0 13.1 20.4
2004 190 15.0 12.7 21.1
2005 182 14.0 13.0 18.7
2006 188 14.1 13.3 20.7
2007 181 13.1 13.8 26.5
2008 184 11.5 16.0 23.9
2009 175 13.6 12.9 30.9
2010 185 14.2 12.9 35.7
2011 205 15.0 13.6 35.1
2012 201 16.5 12.1 42.8
2013 227 16.2 13.9 44.9
2014 239 17.4 13.7 46
2015 230 18.0 12.7 40.4
2016 221 18.0 12.2 46.6
2017 219 17.8 12.3 43.4
2018 208 17.8 11.6 42.3
2019 225 17.8 12.5 49.3
2020 257 19.8 12.9 47.1
2021 241 20.0 12.0 46.9
2022 255 19.0 13.3 38.4
2023 237 19.7 11.9 41.8

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 Homer Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 197 10.2 19.3 15.2
1989 192 10.7 17.9 10.4
1990 203 10.8 18.7 10.3
1991 207 11.3 18.3 14
1992 218 12.4 17.5 14.7
1993 218 12.8 17.0 17.9
1994 200 13.0 15.4 15.5
1995 218 13.0 16.8 37.2
1996 218 13.0 16.8 37.2
1997 217 13.0 16.7 21.2
1998 219 14.0 15.6 19.6
1999 205 13.9 14.7 20.2
2000 211 14.4 14.7 23.2
2001 201 12.2 16.5 22.9
2002 196 15.0 13.1 20.4
2003 196 15.0 13.1 20.4
2004 190 15.0 12.7 21.1
2005 182 14.0 13.0 18.7
2006 188 14.1 13.3 20.7
2007 181 13.1 13.8 26.5
2008 184 11.5 16.0 23.9
2009 175 13.6 12.9 30.9
2010 185 14.2 12.9 35.7
2011 205 15.0 13.6 35.1
2012 201 16.5 12.1 42.8
2013 227 16.2 13.9 44.9
2014 239 17.4 13.7 46
2015 230 18.0 12.7 40.4
2016 221 18.0 12.2 46.6
2017 219 17.8 12.3 43.4
2018 208 17.8 11.6 42.3
2019 225 17.8 12.5 49.3
2020 257 19.8 12.9 47.1
2021 241 20.0 12.0 46.9
2022 255 19.0 13.3 38.4
2023 237 19.7 11.9 41.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Homer Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $674 (4.9%) $11,819 (86.6%) $13,651
2020 $649 (4.8%) $11,741 (86.6%) $13,554
2021 $1,650 (10.8%) $12,495 (81.6%) $15,312
2022 $1,191 (7.3%) $12,932 (79.1%) $16,341
2023 $1,337 (7.3%) $14,088 (77.0%) $18,306

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Homer Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 138th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 187th of 459 Elementary schools
 10.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Homer Elementary School)6471
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Homer Community Schools)6471
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Homer Elementary School)7558
 17%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Homer Community Schools)7558
 17%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Homer Elementary School)5861
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Homer Community Schools)5861
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Homer Elementary School)7768
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Homer Community Schools)7768
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Homer Elementary School)5757
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Homer Community Schools)5757
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Homer Elementary School)3476
 42%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Homer Community Schools)3476
 42%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Homer Elementary School)8359
 24%
   5th Grade Science (Homer Community Schools)8359
 24%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6870
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Homer Elementary School)5948
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Homer Community Schools)5948
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4955
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Homer Elementary School)5676
 20%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Homer Community Schools)5676
 20%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5557
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students225237
 5.3%
African American00
American Indian3827
 28.9%
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic115
 54.5%
Pacific Islander00
White165196
 18.8%
Two or More Races76
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.3%41.8%
 7.6%


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Students at Homer Elementary School are 83% White, 11% American Indian, 3% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Homer Elementary School ranks 187th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Homer Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Homer High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 237 students attended Homer Elementary School.


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

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