Excellence is not achieved by one segment of the population, but by the efforts of all. Homewood's future is strong, not only because of excellent schools, but also by the interworkings of many groups of people within the city. Businesses take interest in the schools, often working directly with students or speaking in classes. Civic organizations knit together many aspects of charitable work and provide service opportunities.They sponsor activities for all ages, including the promotion of academics through oral and written competitions for students. Homewood is known as a great place to live, work, play, shop and especially to go to school. City government, parks, protection services and schools provide a rich environment for the community.The people are the heart of Homewood and make it such a special place. There is no community with a higher level of expectation for its schools than Homewood. Homewood City Schools is fortunate to have a devoted, supportive community.