School Details

Hoover High School

4474 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 344-4500
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2021 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hoover High School is a public high school in San Diego. The principal of Hoover High School is Chuck Podhorsky, whose e-mail is cpodhorsky@sandi.net. 2,021 children attend Hoover High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 29% of the Hoover High School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 2,021 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hoover High School is 18:1. Arroyo Paseo Charter High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 25%
Asian 14% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 13%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Filipino 0.2% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 129055%
Unspecified 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 63%
Limited English proficiency 29% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I've noticed a lot of these reviews are really vague and generally unhelpful so i've taken it upon myself to give an accurate description of the environment here. The students Very diverse to the point where caucasian students are the minority. Students are generally peaceful but there is a "bad crowd" of kids like at every school. The Teachers The teachers here vary widely. You have some who make it obvious that they love their job and their students whose classes are very enjoyable. Then you also have teachers who are apathetic or underqualified (it's a known rumor that a football coach is teaching a physics class and students on the football team get better grades than the others in his class). Teachers here are also open to students voicing their opinion. I can vouch for myself that the teachers i've been assigned to have had great teaching skills and we're a joy to be around. The Staff Counselors are very easy going except for those who are new to the school. In my experience they tend to have the best interests for students. Through what i've seen and heard I assume they prefer to handle matters with students on a one to one basis rather than call parents in.

  • (2 years ago)

    HORRIBLE AT COMMUNICATION GOOD LUCK GETTING ANYONE BESDIES A RECORDED MESSAGE ANSWERING YOUR CALL EVER!!! NOT EVEN SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DURING BUSINESS HOURS ANSWERS THEIR CALLS. NO WONDER THIS SCHOOL HAS SUCH LOW SCORES AND IS NOT A CALIFORNIA ACCREDITED SCHOOL LOOK AT IT'S SCORES PEOPLE.....

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Hoover High School because it has a lot of opportunities for students at that school. There are many programs that help us. Also the vibe there is awesome since nobody discriminates anybody.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school...alot of diversty

  • (8 years ago)

    Typical inner-city demographics; student body is very diverse. Low student and parent participation - possibly due to language barriers or efficacy. Teachers genuinely care about teaching and not about the school's prestige or $$$. Negative aspects are hyped. Beautiful yet historic campus.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is just a tadd bit below average. The extracurrical activities has room for improvement not a lot of availability due to lack of student participation. Unfortunately not a lot of parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of their advanced academic programs is wonderful. The teaching staff allows personal growth and the student if at a higher level of education is allowed to enhance their studies.

  • (11 years ago)

    Hoover teachers are very helpful. The school is very diverse and everyone gets along with each other. It's a school where your child will feel safe.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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