School Details

Hoover Elementary School

890 Brockhurst Street, Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 879-1700
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 318 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

31%
47%
56%
38%
59%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
38%
46%
31%
59%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
58%
65%
76%
64%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
53%
60%
43%
59%
65%
15%
46%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hoover Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oakland. The principal of Hoover Elementary School is Ashley Martin, whose e-mail is ashley.martin@ousd.k12.ca.us. 318 students attend Hoover Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Hoover Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 318 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hoover Elementary School is 17:1. Young Adult Program is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 35%
Hispanic 44% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 13%
Unspecified 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 43395%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Filipino 0.3% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 68%
Limited English proficiency 38% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    As any school Hoover does need improvement but overall it is a good school despite the neighborhood. My child attends this school and I am satisfied the teachers and the support staff. Hoover has made significant progress in the years that my son has been there. I know that there is more to be made and I know it will be for the better. Totally recommend this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    As a former student from kinder through fifth grade I recommend this school and it now has tk (transitional kinder garden) or pre school this school has great supporting teachers and staff and the principal has done an exceptional job on the school it has lots of extra curricular activities like gardening pe cooking music compute time a huge library etc. This school is amazing when I went there my reading scores where off the charts so where other students in my class the school has great multicultural values and has multiple celebrations that is a great way to keep your child active the test scores are terrific they have great after school car until six they have after school fundraisers that your child can work in so if your stuck on a school for your child I recommend hoover elementary and also you can arrange to Harriet Tubman ( an after school program) to pick your child up after school and if you have a pretty schooler you can send them there

  • (3 years ago)

    My only child is a student at Hoover and while i feel there are things that need improvement.... I feel that Hoover has been a great place for my son! The principal is young and totally approachable I feel like she is working hard to bring more to the children with what limited resources OUSD is providing all schools! My son has had great teachers and the supplementa staff is great as well. As a parent i greatly appreciate all the hard work and time given to the children by all the staff who see them more hours out of the day than their families! Like any relationship a school relationships take communication and work! Keep up the good work and open lines of communication for the betterment of all our children!

  • (4 years ago)

    I thought it was getting better but this school needs a lot of improvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a great example of how Oakland Unified is failing students in low income areas. The principal is unsupportive and has all but eliminated every extra curricular activity from the school day. She has also virtually eliminated all school support services which are crucial to many children at this school. In the quest to improve test scores the children are suffering and noone is doing anything about it. Not to mention that the test scores are not improving. As a teacher here the environment is negative and blame is completely put on the teachers with little or no acknowledgement of outside circumstances.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this is a great school. the staff is amazing and some times both parents have to work and cant always be there....

  • (8 years ago)

    Food services needs improving. Need someone to educate parents on how meals are determined. This is a low-income school however I feel there needs more thorough and thoughtful planning in what takes place in this process. Most parents would welcome the process to be educated more about this process.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parent involvement is extremely low and does not appear to be encouraged. Extracurricular activities are limited. However there are some exceptional teachers who provide high quality education in their classrooms.

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