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MTSD Ranked #4 Public School District in Wisconsin

Way to go MTSD! 

The Mequon-Thiensville School District was recently ranked as the #4 top public school district in Wisconsin out of 371 total K-12 school districts, according to the popular neighborhood rankings website, Niche.com. Niche is one of the more prolific school rating entities and shares that they use strategic tools and ratings-driven methodology in their ranking process.

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Homestead High School Announces Eight 2022 National Merit Program Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Homestead High School is excited to announce that eight of our senior students have qualified as National Merit Semifinalists. Those students include: Alexander Cai, Adam Garsha, Sophia Ho, Siyu Li, Jacob Schmidman, Margaret Sehnert, Eric Wan, and Ethan Wang.

These outstanding students represent 8 out of 9 total public school National Merit Semifinalists from Ozaukee County. 

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Homestead Senior Blair Martin Named National African American Recognition Program Scholar by College Board

The College Board, which administers the national PSAT and SAT assessments, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. We are proud to announce that Homestead High School senior Blair Martin has received the designation of National African American Recognition Program Scholar by the College Board. Students selected for this prestigious honor have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classwork.

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FREE School Meals All Year!

Reminder: All school meals are FREE for the 2021-2022 School Year! 

On April 20, 2021, the USDA approved the extension of the waiver allowing all students to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of eligibility status, through June 30, 2022. The district has been working closely with Aramark, our food service provider, to offer meals to all students attending MTSD. In addition to the no-cost meals provided at school, families are welcome to pick up free weekly meal packs on Wednesday mornings at Homestead High School from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the northern parking lot (near the tennis courts). 

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Statement Regarding HHS's U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools" Ranking

Mequon-Thiensville School District administration is aware of Homestead High School (HHS) state ranking #142 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools electronic publication. Two of the five ranking factors for Homestead High School are listed as not applicable under the current rankings methodology. These two ranking factors are determined based on 12th-grade students’ participation and success on Advanced Placement examinations. U.S. News & World Report has shared that they are provided Advanced Placement data directly from the College Board. As with past rankings by US News and World Report, the rankings are determined based on assessment results from two years prior. The 2021 US News & World Report rankings are determined based on assessment data from the 2018-19 school year.

MTSD administration has contacted US News & World Report to communicate the problem and requested an updated ranking for HHS as soon as possible.

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