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Honors and Accolades

California Distinguished School

The California Department of Education awards schools based on their Gold Ribbon Schools Program, awarding different types of schools at different times, based on student success, with attention paid to impoverished and diverse students. Homestead was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2003 and 2009.

National Blue Ribbon School

Homestead was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2004. To learn more about the program, visit the US Department of Education website, view the List of Selected Schools or see the Blue Ribbon Information webpage.

US News Gold Medal Award Winning School

US publishes a list of the top high schools each year. In 2018, Homestead ranked at #70 in California, #428 in the National rankings, and #26 in the National STEM rankings based upon a formula which includes graduation rates, college enrollment rates, AP/ACT/SAT participation and scores and the number of counselors at a school. Homestead has also ranked in this and other popular media lists as an award-winning school in prior years.

Newsweek Top STEM High School

Homestead was ranked at 102 on the Newsweek list of Top 500 STEM High Schools for 2020. Over 30,000 high schools were analyzed over a three-year period to determine the rankings.