About the District
Homer is a small, rural community centrally located within 40 miles of Lansing, Battle Creek, and Jackson, Michigan. It offers many programs and services which also benefit our school system. Some of these include the Homer Community Foundation, Homer Arts Advisory Committee, Homer Community Chorus, theatre, band, the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), and GAP, a grant funded program providing after school and summer recreational/educational opportunities for students. Homer is proud of its growing reputation for progressive planning. Special features of the community include:
- State of the art public library built with private donations.
- New fully-equipped recycling center.
- A parks system including a linear path connecting the parks.
- Homer Historical Society.
- Active service clubs.
- Senior Citizens Center.
- Church maintained food pantry.
- Supportive businesses & Chamber of Commerce.
The district serves 1,000+ students. The schools include Lillian Fletcher Elementary School, Homer Middle School, and Homer High School, which are located on 17 acres of land. Our curriculum goals continue to be aligned with the core learning required by the state and federal expectations of No Child Left Behind. Homer schools continue to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards. An outstanding special education program is available for kindergarten through twelfth grade in partnership with the Calhoun Intermediate School District. A school nurse serves all grades as does a librarian, school psychologist, social worker, and speech therapist. Homer also has a sports trainer available.
The Homer community recently passed a 30 year school bond to accomplish the following:
- Build a new high school and middle school.
- Renovate the elementary entrance, principals’ office and playground.
- Renovate the middle school gym and central office.
- Upgrades to secure all entrances for student safety.
- Classrooms outfitted with the latest technology.