Homestead High

Summary:

Homestead High is a public high school located in Mequon, Wisconsin, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,265 students. The school is part of the Mequon-Thiensville School District, which is ranked 16th out of 424 districts in Wisconsin and is rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Homestead High consistently ranks among the top high schools in Wisconsin, with a statewide ranking between 7th and 35th over the past decade. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years, indicating exceptional academic performance. Homestead High has consistently high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 96.8% to 98.5% over the past five years, significantly exceeding the state average. The school also has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, with a racial makeup of 71.07% White, 8.38% African American, 7.11% Hispanic, and 7.75% Asian. Homestead High excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking among the top schools in Wisconsin for female students, male students, Asian students, African American students, and multi-racial students.

When compared to nearby high schools, such as Grafton High, James Madison Academic Campus, and Menomonee Falls High, Homestead High stands out for its consistently higher academic performance, graduation rates, and lower chronic absenteeism rates. For example, Homestead High's 4-year graduation rate of 97.6% in 2022-2023 is significantly higher than the 96.2% rate at Menomonee Falls High and the 58.3% rate at James Madison Academic Campus. Additionally, Homestead High has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (11.54% in 2022-2023), suggesting a higher socioeconomic status compared to some nearby schools, such as James Madison Academic Campus (88.63%) and Carmen Mid/High Northwest Campus (92.52%).


Detail:

Public 9-12

 5000 W Mequon Rd
       Mequon, WI  53092-2099


(262) 238-5646

District: Mequon-Thiensville School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 415 Wisconsin High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,379 Help


Feeder schools for Homestead High:

Elementary:    Donges Bay Elementary
    Oriole Lane Elementary
    Wilson Elementary
Middle:    Lake Shore Middle
    Steffen Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  1,265

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.1%
African American:
8.4%
Asian:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Homestead High ranks better than 95.4% of high schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.42. (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 Racial makeup is: White (71.1%), African American (8.4%), Asian (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.5% 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 17.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Homestead High is $13,379.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Homestead High:

SchoolDigger ranks Homestead High 19th of 415 Wisconsin public high schools. (See Homestead High in the ranking list.)

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Mequon-Thiensville School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Mequon-Thiensville School District 16th of 424 Wisconsin 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 WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 79.02 29th 275 89.5%
2005 81.75 21st 287 92.7%
2006 82.18 17th 292 94.2%
2007 85.38 6th 281 97.9%
2008 76.38 61st 437 86.0%
2009 76.43 61st 438 86.1%
2010 79.37 35th 450 92.2%
2011 80.31 30th 445 93.3%
2012 87.15 6th 452 98.7%
2013 89.65 7th 457 98.5%
2014 85.91 15th 462 96.8%
2015 80.17 35th 466 92.5%
2016 96.88 11th 408 97.3%
2017 97.57 9th 410 97.8%
2018 95.44 10th 410 97.6%
2019 96.20 9th 400 97.8%
2021 94.88 15th 390 96.2%
2022 95.69 9th 391 97.7%
2023 94.42 19th 415 95.4%
See the entire list of Wisconsin High School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.98 4th 37 89.2%
2021 93.15 3rd 37 91.9%
2022 89.24 4th 41 90.2%
2023 97.03 1st 56 98.2%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 94.01 2nd 55 96.4%
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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 WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.77 68th 251 72.9%
2021 80.16 24th 226 89.4%
2022 57.53 78th 250 68.8%
2023 66.16 61st 271 77.5%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.04 9th 355 97.5%
2019 91.96 18th 343 94.8%
2021 83.77 35th 332 89.5%
2022 91.63 15th 343 95.6%
2023 93.12 12th 329 96.4%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.93 6th 40 85.0%
2019 55.07 14th 32 56.3%
2022 40.60 17th 29 41.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.69 11th 373 97.1%
2019 96.42 8th 354 97.7%
2021 96.63 5th 334 98.5%
2022 95.68 7th 347 98.0%
2023 93.44 11th 359 96.9%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.16 14th 51 72.5%
2019 66.84 13th 44 70.5%
2021 86.89 6th 44 86.4%
2022 88.68 6th 48 87.5%
2023 84.62 10th 50 80.0%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for African American students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.76 5th 20 75.0%
2019 77.55 3rd 18 83.3%
2022 73.19 5th 20 75.0%
2023 71.96 2nd 13 84.6%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.42 24th 76 68.4%
2019 85.22 11th 86 87.2%
2021 71.67 19th 68 72.1%
2022 49.02 44th 86 48.8%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Homestead High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.22 6th 261 97.7%
2019 96.39 8th 266 97.0%
2021 93.68 14th 266 94.7%
2022 96.19 8th 269 97.0%
2023 95.13 13th 271 95.2%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin High Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 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: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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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 1082 53 18 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1155
1989 1005 67 14 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1091
1990 993 87 13 6 4 n/a n/a 0 1103
1991 990 110 17 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1133
1992 1040 135 19 22 5 n/a n/a 0 1221
1993 1082 132 22 28 4 n/a n/a 0 1268
1994 1111 125 27 29 4 n/a n/a 0 1296
1995 1208 87 28 26 4 n/a n/a 0 1353
1996 1208 87 28 26 4 n/a n/a 0 1353
1997 1245 89 37 26 7 n/a n/a 0 1404
1998 1299 82 38 26 8 n/a n/a 0 1453
1999 1305 70 51 22 6 n/a n/a 0 1454
2000 1360 69 57 26 7 n/a n/a 0 1519
2001 1398 69 65 23 7 n/a n/a 0 1562
2002 1447 74 59 22 7 n/a n/a 0 1609
2003 1447 74 59 22 7 n/a n/a 0 1609
2004 1455 87 55 19 4 n/a n/a 0 1620
2005 1414 98 59 20 4 n/a n/a 0 1595
2006 1423 105 61 23 4 n/a n/a 0 1616
2007 1383 105 62 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1575
2008 1336 107 62 27 4 n/a n/a 0 1536
2009 1296 94 68 27 5 n/a n/a 0 1490
2010 1235 104 73 24 4 n/a n/a 0 1440
2011 1181 114 69 26 3 0 14 0 1407
2012 1136 109 68 27 3 1 18 0 1362
2013 1104 108 67 37 3 1 16 0 1336
2014 1075 88 70 43 1 1 24 0 1302
2015 1034 86 85 48 1 1 24 0 1279
2016 1043 90 90 54 1 1 31 0 1310
2017 1043 91 97 64 0 1 42 0 1338
2018 1018 92 103 65 0 1 45 0 1324
2019 1007 99 98 70 0 2 53 0 1329
2020 984 94 91 79 0 0 67 0 1315
2021 942 113 83 76 0 0 64 0 1278
2022 920 110 84 84 0 0 64 0 1262
2023 899 106 98 90 1 1 70 0 1265

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 1155 73.0 15.8 1.6
1989 1091 74.9 14.5 1
1990 1103 76.7 14.3 2
1991 1133 79.0 14.3 2.1
1992 1221 82.8 14.7 2
1993 1268 80.4 15.8 2.1
1994 1296 82.4 15.7 2
1995 1353 84.2 16.1 1.6
1996 1353 84.2 16.1 1.6
1997 1404 85.8 16.4 1.9
1998 1453 89.2 16.3 1.6
1999 1454 93.1 15.6 3.1
2000 1519 96.5 15.7 3.4
2001 1562 98.5 15.9 3.1
2002 1609 97.2 16.6 1.7
2003 1609 97.2 16.6 1.7
2004 1620 99.5 16.3 3.3
2005 1595 101.2 15.8 n/a
2006 1616 104.2 15.5 n/a
2007 1575 98.9 15.9 3.4
2008 1536 93.7 16.4 4.6
2009 1490 83.0 18.0 5.6
2010 1440 82.0 17.5 7.6
2011 1407 79.8 17.6 9.7
2012 1362 80.7 16.8 9.1
2013 1336 80.6 16.5 9.1
2014 1302 77.2 16.8 6.6
2015 1279 n/a n/a 7.7
2016 1310 74.0 17.7 8.7
2017 1338 76.4 17.5 9.7
2018 1324 76.9 17.2 9.4
2019 1329 75.9 17.5 10.7
2020 1315 75.4 17.4 12
2021 1278 74.6 17.1 13.2
2022 1262 75.3 16.7 11.4
2023 1265 73.9 17.1 11.5

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 1155 73.0 15.8 1.6
1989 1091 74.9 14.5 1
1990 1103 76.7 14.3 2
1991 1133 79.0 14.3 2.1
1992 1221 82.8 14.7 2
1993 1268 80.4 15.8 2.1
1994 1296 82.4 15.7 2
1995 1353 84.2 16.1 1.6
1996 1353 84.2 16.1 1.6
1997 1404 85.8 16.4 1.9
1998 1453 89.2 16.3 1.6
1999 1454 93.1 15.6 3.1
2000 1519 96.5 15.7 3.4
2001 1562 98.5 15.9 3.1
2002 1609 97.2 16.6 1.7
2003 1609 97.2 16.6 1.7
2004 1620 99.5 16.3 3.3
2005 1595 101.2 15.8 n/a
2006 1616 104.2 15.5 n/a
2007 1575 98.9 15.9 3.4
2008 1536 93.7 16.4 4.6
2009 1490 83.0 18.0 5.6
2010 1440 82.0 17.5 7.6
2011 1407 79.8 17.6 9.7
2012 1362 80.7 16.8 9.1
2013 1336 80.6 16.5 9.1
2014 1302 77.2 16.8 6.6
2015 1279 n/a n/a 7.7
2016 1310 74.0 17.7 8.7
2017 1338 76.4 17.5 9.7
2018 1324 76.9 17.2 9.4
2019 1329 75.9 17.5 10.7
2020 1315 75.4 17.4 12
2021 1278 74.6 17.1 13.2
2022 1262 75.3 16.7 11.4
2023 1265 73.9 17.1 11.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Homestead High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $211 (1.7%) $12,272 (98.3%) $12,484
2020 $205 (1.7%) $12,170 (98.3%) $12,375
2021 $402 (3.0%) $12,977 (97.0%) $13,379

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Homestead High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 9th of 400 High schoolsRanks 19th of 415 High schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Social Studies (Homestead High)68.965.5
 3.4%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Mequon-Thiensville School District)68.965.5
 3.4%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)45.947.2
 1.3%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Homestead High)71.372.1
 0.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Mequon-Thiensville School District)71.372.1
 0.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)38.841.4
 2.6%
10th Grade Mathematics (Homestead High)53.762.5
 8.8%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Mequon-Thiensville School District)53.762.5
 8.8%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)30.829.4
 1.3%
10th Grade Science (Homestead High)56.252.1
 4%
   10th Grade Science (Mequon-Thiensville School District)56.252.1
 4%
   10th Grade Science (Wisconsin)32.731.7
 1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13291265
 4.8%
African American99106
 7.1%
American Indian01
Asian9898
Hispanic7090
 28.6%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White1007899
 10.7%
Two or More Races5370
 32.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.7%11.5%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Homestead High

Homestead High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Donges Bay Elementary
Elementary : Oriole Lane Elementary
Elementary : Wilson Elementary
Middle : Lake Shore Middle
Middle : Steffen Middle

Students at Homestead High are 71% White, 8% African American, 8% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

Yes! Homestead High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 19th of 415 Wisconsin high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,265 students attended Homestead High.


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

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