Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School serves nearly 3,000 students and is located in the Cook County suburb of Flossmoor, Ill., approximately 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. The district encompasses nearly 11.5 square miles, drawing students from the communities of Homewood, Flossmoor, Chicago Heights, Glenwood, Hazel Crest and Olympia Fields. The student body — just like the H-F community itself — is diverse, an attribute, along with quality education, that parents repeatedly cite for moving into the district. Homewood and Flossmoor, where generations of the same family often live within blocks of one another, create a sense of heritage and community that reflects in the high school being a center of public pride. Demographically upscale, the residents are well educated, with more than 95% completing high school, 82.6% having some college, and 62.3% holding college degrees. Virtually no major industry is located within H-F’s feeder communities, so that school funding comes largely from residential property taxes. A tradition of excellence is the cornerstone of Homewood-Flossmoor: the result of commitment on the part of district residents to the idea of a community high school with high standards for students and staff, and a solid goal of excellence in education.
Let here prevail the greatest expectations in academics, civil responsibility, and personal growth within a diverse community.
The quality of each student's life improves through the educational experience atHomewood-Flossmoor Community High School. The institution upholds the highest standards of intellectual growth, and ethical, aesthetic, occupational, emotional, social, and physical development in an expanding global society. With belief in the fundamental worth and dignity of all individuals and recognition of diversity of backgrounds, abilities, interests, and aspirations, individuals will learn to respect the rights of others.
1.To provide the means for every student to be a creative problem solver through active and inquisitive learning.
a) Maximize each student's individual performance on tests such as ACT, SAT I, SAT II, ISAT, and Advanced Placement.
b) Increase participation of students taking tests such as ACT, SAT I, SAT II, and Advanced Placement.
2. To embrace and respect diversity.
a) Train all members of the Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School population to value a diverse society.
3.To encourage the unique ways students learn.
a) Train all staff to be proficient in teaching strategies, learning styles, and multiple intelligences.
b) Provide a diverse curriculum that meets the needs of all of our students.
c) Continuously monitor and evaluate the new academic structure and direction of flexible scheduling.
d) Investigate and infuse more interdisciplinary work within the curriculum.
4.To enable students to realize their greatest potential.
a) Encourage all students to participate in a club, activity or sport.
b) Implement mandatory programs for identified students.
5.To cultivate continued professional growth.
a) Maintain a continuous staff development program.
b) Execute recruitment- and a new staff-orientation processes.
6.To provide a technologically rich learning environment.
a) Continuously update One- and Five-Year Technology Plan.
7.To promote communications and collaboration between school, home and community.
a) Recognize achievements of students, staff, and administration.
b) Bridge the gap between real work experience and education in the classroom.
c) Provide a safe, secure environment that promotes learning.
d) Devise additional ways and means to involve parents in academics.