History & School Culture

Homestead's Alma Mater
Hail, Hail to Homestead,
Praise to thy name!
May all our efforts
Add to thy fame!
Firm and undaunted,
We will be true!
Hail, Alma Mater!
Here is our pledge to you.

Homestead High School opened in the fall of 1962 with 9th and 10th grade classes. During the late 1960s and 1970s, the school was a haven for students interested in electronics and the emerging computer age. Homestead played a large role in the development of Silicon Valley, with distinguished alumni including Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Currently, Homestead boasts strong academics, theater, music program, marching band, color guard, renowned student groups including Future Business Leaders of America, Robotics and programming as well as a vibrant and diverse student body with something to offer everyone. In 2003 and 2009, the California Department of Education recognized Homestead as a California Distinguished School, and in 2004, the Department of Education recognized Homestead as a Blue Ribbon School.