Herbert Hoover Middle School

249 Thorncliff Road, Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 874-8405
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 587 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

24%
23%
29%
30%
25%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
21%
29%
33%
32%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
35%
36%
11%
10%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Herbert Hoover Middle School is a public middle school in Tonawanda. The principal of Herbert Hoover Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MS. CARMELINA PERSICO, who can be contacted at cpersico@kenton.k12.ny.us. 587 children attend Herbert Hoover Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Herbert Hoover Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 587 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Herbert Hoover Middle School is 10:1. St. Andrew's Country Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 36%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the worst school my child has ever attended. The bullying problem is out of control. I tried repeatedly to meet with teachers but nothing came out of it. The staff does not seem to be concerned with how the students feel emotionally. I was even ridiculed by some staff members when I voiced my concern over the problems we had. I had to pull my child out and home school her in her final year because the problem continued. Anyone who is considering sending their child to Hoover should reconsider.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really want to go to this school but Jefferson is closing and need students so I hope I can go to hoover

  • (4 years ago)

    My child truely enjoys this school. Great kids great teachers and a great loving enviroment.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a school of excellence the Teachers are great! they just don't teach they got the extra mile and care for their students. The parents are participatory and they have a great music program. the music teachers work real hard and continue to make it interesting year after year. Their annual Pops concerts is fun for the kids and the parents. The teachers pick music that is fun for the kids to play and they bring in exciting guests like Mark Wood from the Trans Siberian Orchestra and have workshops with the kids to keep their interest up and make it fun to play instruments.

  • (12 years ago)

    This school has excellent leadership. Caring innovative and educated staff. My daughter enjoys going to school everyday and now my 2nd daughter looks forward to starting there soon. Such a great place to learn and enjoy!

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