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About This School

Hoover Elementary School is a public elementary school in Melrose. The principal of Hoover Elementary School is Dennet Sidell. 271 children attend Hoover Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 8% of the 271 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hoover Elementary School is 17:1. Winthrop 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 86% 87%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hoover school was an excellent elementary school. Best in the city. Teachers are great great community.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe the school offers average academics however the culture of the school prohibits progress upward and forward. A few of the teachers are truly exceptional and devoted to the students but several seem to simply do the minimum job required.

  • (6 years ago)

    Overall I have been disappointed with the overall quality of the education my children have received. I have great hopes that the current principal will help turn things around but that may take a few years. There is a definite problem with the school culture; a lack of professionalism a 'clubbiness' amongst the staff. Many staff members also have children in the school which has led to a lack of confidentiality and gossipy behavior that undermines the educational mission of the school. There is a definite lack of consistency in the quality of instruction..teachers on each grade level team don't always teach the same content; some don't reach the grade level benchmarks. There seems to be no accountability with the teaching staff they seem to do as they please. I hope the new principal will restore parent confidence in the school it is at an all time low.

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