School Details

Hoover Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

55%
55%
40%
75%
71%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
98%
95%
95%
92%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Livonia Public Schools School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
63%
45%
87%
78%
70%
67%
61%
51%

MI00195

None
99%
96%
92%
95%
91%
84%
60%
58%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Livonia Public Schools School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hoover Elementary School is a public elementary school in Livonia. The principal of Hoover Elementary School is Ms. Julie Linn, who can be contacted at jlinn2@livoniapublicschools.org. 478 children attend Hoover Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 13% of the 478 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hoover Elementary School is 21:1. Cass Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 86%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended Hoover for kindergarten and for 1st grade. His experience has been excellent both socially and academically. At his age the most important thing to him is his social interactions. He has a secure set of friends and has strong relationships with his teachers. The academics at Hoover have been typical for 1st grade with the addition of computer lab art music library time and physical education. It is a well rounded education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Have twin daughters there now. Had a son attend Hoover earlier. Best school ever. Great parent teacher and admin involvement in all areas. Good community involvement as well. My kids would rate high too. New principal Mrs. Linn is a down to earth real person who cares for the kids as though they were her own. She practically lives at the school even though she lives an hour away. This school is why we moved to Livonia 5 years ago and I am sure glad we did.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was shocked to see the other postings & not see EXCELLENCE as their main theme. Hoover is an outstanding school. The Princ. Mrs. Oquist is very involved. She knows almost every one of the 450 kids by name & has lunch with them during their bday month. Teachers rooms have high student numbers but LPS has school of choice and everyone who isn't happy at their home school ALWAYS flock to Hoover. When Tyler was closing many of us decided to enroll our children at Hoover because we had bad vibes about Coolidge (prinicpal/policies/unhappy teachers) . Now MANY are pulling their children out of Coolidge left and right. They want Hoover. The teachers at Hoover are invested in their jobs & spend a lot of personal time at events like Bingo Night Hoot & Hoot Family Fitness Night. It's a there & I am honored my kids are there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was shocked to see the other postings & not see excellence as their main theme. Hoover is an outstanding school. The Princ. Mrs. Oquist is very involved. She knows almost every one of the 450 kids by name & has lunch with them during their bday month. Teachers rooms have high student numbers but LPS has school of choice and everyone who isn't happy at their home school always flock to Hoover. When Tyler was closing many of us decided to enroll our children at Hoover because we had bad vibes about Coolidge (prinicpal/policies/unhappy teachers) . Now many are pulling their children out of Coolidge left and right. They want Hoover. The teachers at Hoover are invested in their jobs & spend a lot of personal time at events like Bingo Night Hoot & Hoot Family Fitness Night. It's a there & I am honored my kids are there.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a kindergartener this has been my first experience with public schools. I see the potential and many opportunities this school offers and it is a safe environment. However I also feel that many students who are below or above average will fail to receive the education they deserve. There is no program for one-on-one children who are not adpapting well there is no extra challenge for those who are above average students at this age. So far I'm not a big fan of the chaotic day my child experiences. In support of the teachers it seems they have to squeeze too much in to a 3 hour day. (I'm not suggesting full days) What happened to going outside and having free time? Hoping the future restores my confidence in this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy with the schedules that this school has. Also the rules that are in place for the kids safety. But something that bothers me is that the principal isn't very close to the students. They may know who she is but that's about it. Also I feel that some kids get left behind so to speak if they are in the high percentile of the class. They finish their work and there is nothing else for them to do. So it's almost expected of them to help the students that need some help. There is ALOT of parental envolvement. Some of the parents seem to care more about the attitude of the teachers toward them then how they run their class. This is when the principal should step in and defend the teacher but doesn't seem too. We have some great teachers that need to do their job.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hoover Elementary School is a part of the prestigious Livonia Public School District. Hoover is currently in its second cycle of the North Central Accreditation Process. Instructional goals and strategies at this school are based on 'best practices' recognized throughout the nation. As a result students' test scores are among the highest in the district and state. In addition to classroom instruction in the core academic areas all students participate in art music physical education library science and computer classes. Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated. Hoover has a very active and supportive PTA. Students may elect to participate in an annual Science Fair sponsored by the PTA. Hoover's PTA also sponsors rollerskating nights and a Fun Fair. Various after school classes take place at the school. These may include Girl Scouts Boy Scouts gymnastics dance and sports classes. Students are afforded the opportunity to attend after school childcare (SACC).

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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