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About This School

Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School is a public elementary school in Whittier. The principal of Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School is Kathy Schmierer. 473 students attend Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 17% of the Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 473 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School is 20:1. The Broadoaks Childrens School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
  • Sports

    • Cross country

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 5%
Unspecified 14% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 0.6%
Filipino 0.9% 0.4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 6400%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 69%
Limited English proficiency 17% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Overall the school was ok. I had court orders involving my child and they seemed to not really care. Also it seemed that they would pretty much let anyone on campus that was related to the child without giving notice to the parents. Very scary. When I confronted them about this. They pretty much said that if they dont have a court order keeping a person off the campus. Then they could not do anything about it. Again very scary.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attended Kindergarten at Hoover Elementary from 2012-2013. My son enjoyed every activity the school had to offer. In October they have the Burger Fry then they have the annual School Performance at Whittier High School. They also have a Thanksgiving Performance where the children dress up as Pilgrims Indians etc. Then they have Santa Claus Abe Lincoln Dr. Suess visit the children. They grow plants and chicks. Another memorable moment is their Mother Day's Tea Party. In the end they give you a scrapbook with your child's picture of the activities that were done throughout the year. The Teacher's are knowledgeable patient nice and friendly.The school is very organized and I definitely recommend it. Only problem is the drop off/pick up zone. They are working on improving this issue.

  • (2 years ago)

    Up until the 4th grade this school was great .. just takes one teacher to ruin it. My daughter loved this school she was challenged and she learned allot up until she went into the 4th grade where she was put in Mr.Q's class. He use most of his teaching time to talk about his personal life and more than once did not contact us to go to special ceremonial events where our daughter was to receive an award. Also when we contacted him by email to ask questions he never would reply so communication was very bad up until I had emailed the principle.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school. I'm a little disappointed that it is rated only a 4 out of 10. I believe it deserves a higher rating. Aside from that the school is great. The faculty is amazing. Great teachers. Love that they have different organizations/clubs for the parents to be involved in. This school is BIG on caring for the education of the children. Not a very big school (which I like) compared to other over crowded schools. Their reading program is also very good. Hoover gets two thumbs up from me and my family.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school with a great bunch of teachers. The Principal is great and the kids seem to be happy in their school environment. My only complaint is their rotation program. It makes NO SENSE. Their is no accountability and I have no idea what my child does during that time since I don't know her Rotation Teacher. My daughter and her friends say it is boring and learn nothing. My neighbors and kids seem to hate it. I don't see the value in it AT ALL. They really need to get their act together and dump this program. WASTE OF TIME!

  • (5 years ago)

    I cant say enough on how much I love this school! The teachers staff and especially Ms. Schmierer are fantastic and genuinely care about the kids. My kids and my family have had a wonderful experience going to the school and attending their many events and fundraisers. It really does feel like a small community and the parental involvement is great although I do wish more parents would be more involved. I also want to give a big big kudos to the Hoover Dad's Club. They have made this year such a wonderful fun and exciting year! They have given their time and money for many of the events without ever wanting a thank you. They do it for the kids. I hope other schools will use them as an example and start a dad's club in their school. Go Hoover Hawks!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend Hoover. I have had a great experience with my children at the school. There is high level of parent involvement from fund-raisers to classroom tutoring. My children have been fortunate to have 2 great teachers Ms. Ventura and Mrs. Suttuerfield. In the end the success of your child will not depend on the school but the time parents put in with their children on school subjects. E.Ortega

  • (5 years ago)

    I am not happy with this school. The children say curse words and bully new kids. There are to many kids in a classroom so the teacher is not able to help struggling students. The communicatation to parents about homework and what their child needs help with are non existent. It seems more like move them in then move them out than really caring about the education and social integration of children.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been at this school for two years now and I've never had any problems. Ms. Schmierer is a fantastic caring principal with a top-notch staff creating an environment that provides the perfect backdrop for student learning. Their after-school program is very good as well and mixes homework help with social and recreational activities as well as physical exercise. And it's free!! I've often heard people say that Hoover is like a private school with its small close-knit community and emphasis on character and academics and I would have to agree. As far as public schools go I think it's one of the best in the area.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hoover is a truly amazing school....we love the principal and all the staff my lil girl is now in 5th grade and i would like to thank hoover for helping me make her a grate person.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Teachers are great and I love the entire scholastic environment. One thing I cannot stand about this school is their Rotation program.

  • (7 years ago)

    A wonderful experience so far at Hoover School. The Principal is involved professional personable and dedicated. The teachers seem to really care about how the students are progressing academically and socially. I am very impressed with the schools commitment to reading and the Library.

  • (8 years ago)

    Recently we moved out of the Whittier area and I was devestated that my children would have to leave Hoover. The Staff is the most caring dedicated group of extraordinary role models I have ever had the pleasure to be around. The principal Kathy Schmeirer has completly dedicated her life to not only bettering the education of the children who attend her school but making a positive change in them as human beings. There is never a dull day at Hoover the staff is always trying to challange the growing minds of tomorrow. The peace builders livestyle that is encouraged amoung the kids is a great personality trait that all kids should be introduced to. If you are reading this and are not sure of Hoover let me tell you it would be a grave mistake not to enlighten your child life by sending them here. With love Janette Ramirez

  • (8 years ago)

    Hoover has been a wonderful school for my daughter to attend. The teachers she has had have been amazing and the principal is truly exceptional. The amount of personal attention she gives to the students and parents alike is something that makes Hoover such a special place. I feel very comfortable with my daughter's attendance at Hoover and can't wait for my younger daughter to start attending Hoover next year.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are all great. The principal is available if you need her. Great after school program. PFO/PTA is active in supporting our students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hoover is a wonderful school. I would encourage any parent to send their child here. The principal Ms. Schmeer has chosen a great staff of teachers. There is a lot of parent involvement great atmosphere academic programs the teachers here luv their jobs! The WYN club makes it easy for parents to have childcare for cheap & the kids get all the excercise the need to be healthy.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a lot of parent-teacher interaction to address the learning of each child. Instruction in the classroom is engaging and challenges each child to learn and apply their critical thinking skills. The teachers are down-to-earth and are always exchanging ideas to add to their instruction and classroom management.

  • (9 years ago)

    I found that the School's Principal leadership and involvement with the community is excellent. The teachers are great. However I have a child with a learning disability and found that not all teachers are willing to help children access the curriculum successfully. Not all teachers are willing to use innovative ways to teach. My advice is to look for a teacher who sensitive to your child's needs.

  • (9 years ago)

    Ms. Schmierer is one of the only principals I have ever encountered that wears her heart on her shoulder. She is one of the most loving compasionate dedicated educators I know! Before coming to Hoover my children attended a school that consisted of almost 1000 students. It was a nice change to have such a smaller school for my children to attend. My youngest son began Hoover in kindagarden and had Mrs. Mendoza for a teacher. She is such a wonderful teacher who makes sure to find the time to spend with everyone of her students. She noticed that he was a little behind an took action now he is almost completly got up! My daughters 3rd grade teacher is Ms. Berkovich and she has left a lasting impression on her! She is funny and knows how to educate with also letting her students have fun. Hoover school is the best school ever!

  • (10 years ago)

    Another year has passed and I am pleased with the outcome of my daughters education. Together with the leadership of Ms.Schmierer the principal and 3rd grade teacher Ms. Ventura who always has a smile to greet you and make you feel special. My daughter is proficient in all academics and the overall rating of the school has improved by two levels. I am grateful for the teamwork that takes place in our school I call my family. We have a goal in bringing out the best in each individual. We focus on each students strengths and qualities. We strive for improvements and the results are achievements. I am truly thankful for Lou Henry Hoover school staff whom I call my family. Their commitment and respect for one another and students has inspired me. Sincerely Julia Martinez

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