445 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Herbert Hoover Elementary School serves 397 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Herbert Hoover Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

Herbert Hoover Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Herbert Hoover Elementary School's student population of 397 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
397 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Herbert Hoover Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Herbert Hoover Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#71 out of 9659 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
66%
12%
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Hispanic
7%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
10%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
14%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Herbert Hoover Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
I heard great reviews, so I had my child applied to this choice school. Wow, what an awful first year. The teacher was strict, inflexible, rude, and absolutely belligerent in regards to discipline. I saw my son go from happy child to depressed, unmotivated in the span of 1 week. I pulled my child out of this teacher's class and enrolled him in a different Palo Alto school. A difference of night and day.
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4  
2010 likely an outdated review. Hoover Elementary teaches students what they need to know during school hours, hence not needing as much homework time. This is what separates Hoover from other elementary schools that rely on homework and parent participation. Hoover Elementary provides a high level education through their teaching methodology and curriculum.
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2  
There are way too much homework for students at this school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 397 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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