Herbert Hoover Elementary School

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445 E Charleston Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 320-8106

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 418

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for Herbert Hoover Elementary School

Teachers ignore parents. This school is very secretive. It is not a good school for students.

Posted by a parent on 12/23/12

Teachers at Hoover are teaching students by rote memory. Students are learning by simple repetition.

Posted by a parent on 11/18/12

Hoover is the worst school in Palo Alto. The PTA is controlled by a few parents. PTA is poorly organized.

Posted by a parent on 11/02/12

I am usually skeptical of schools, especially public schools where teachers' unions reign and administrative bureaucrats make the rules. Hoover is different. The principal, Dr. Scott, is destined for sainthood! She knows every single child of the school, understands each child's personality, issues, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/03/11

My kids attended a few different schools in Palo Alto, we have to say Hoover is the best! The principal Dr. Scott is truly professional, she has a passion for education. my older one graduated this year from Hoover, the academics have been outstanding, kids enjoyed learning so much, lots of fun projects, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/11

The school is good (look at the scores). It is far from being excellent but other schools are worse. Private schools are better but this goes without saying. Some teachers are known problems so as a parent you have to make an effort to keep your kid from getting into those classes (there is a known problem ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/06/11

Hoover's students do not have any creativity. Teachers are not interesting in helping students to learn.

Posted by a parent on 12/24/10

Students at this school have way too much homework. They do not have any time for anything else. They spent a lot of time on homework every day.

Posted by a parent on 12/21/10

My son will be a second grader this Fall. Hoover has been a wonderful school. My son went to a play-based preschool, and I was a bit apprehensive when I saw some kids in his Kinder class who were reading 1st grade books and were writing complete sentences even in the beginning of the kinder school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/10

I work for sunrise and the school let me and my resident come in and be a part of there school every wednesday.

Posted by a other on 04/20/10

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Test scores for Herbert Hoover Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
Palo Alto Unified School District
* 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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Palo Alto schools — Herbert Hoover Elementary School is located at 445 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto CA 94306. 445 E Charleston Rd is in the 94306 ZIP code in Palo Alto, CA The school district for Herbert Hoover Elementary School is the Palo Alto Unified School District. Herbert Hoover Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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