Herbert Hoover Elementary School

445 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Herbert Hoover Elementary School serves 372 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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 372 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
372 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Herbert Hoover Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Herbert Hoover Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#26 out of 3649 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
77%
12%
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Hispanic
6%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
6%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Herbert Hoover Elementary School's ranking?
Herbert Hoover Elementary School is ranked #26 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in California.
What schools are Herbert Hoover Elementary School often compared to?
Herbert Hoover Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Fairmeadow Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
90-94% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Herbert Hoover Elementary School?
372 students attend Herbert Hoover Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Herbert Hoover Elementary School students are Asian, 10% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are White, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Herbert Hoover Elementary School?
Herbert Hoover Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Herbert Hoover Elementary School offer ?
Herbert Hoover Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Herbert Hoover Elementary School part of?
Herbert Hoover Elementary School is part of Palo Alto Unified School District.

School Reviews

1   4/20/2021
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.
- Posted by Parent - Ok.
4   6/9/2020
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.
- Posted by Parent - Long Time Parent
2   12/27/2010
There are way too much homework for students at this school.
- Posted by Parent - kansl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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