Hoover High School
Hoover High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
- Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
- Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 10%)
- Student Attention Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 10%)
Hoover High School's student population of 2,891 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||2,891 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||202 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Hoover High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Hoover High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (AL)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#126 out of 1270 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1||17:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Hoover City School District|
- This school takes its name from the city, which was named after founder William Hoover and not the former U.S. president.
- For high schools named after Herbert Hoover, see Herbert Hoover High School.
- Hoover High School is a public high school in Hoover, Alabama, USA, serving grades 9-12. Formerly known as W. A. Berry High School, it was renamed when it was moved to a new campus. It is currently the one of the two International Baccalaureate schools in the Greater Birmingham Area.
- Notable alumni: Notable alumni include:
- Murry Bartow, basketball coach formerly at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Jeff Brantley, former ESPN baseball analyst.
- Taylor Hicks, 2006 American Idol winner.
- Chad Jackson, New England Patriots wide reciever.
- Will Pearson, founder of mental_floss magazine.
- Heather Whitestone, 1995 Miss America.
- John Parker Wilson, football player and quarterback at the University of Alabama.
- Alex Binder, Dwarn "Repete" Smith, Kristin Boyle, and Max Lerner, featured on MTV's Two-A-Days. (Ross Wilson, also featured on the show, is not yet an alumnus — he is the quarterback of the current HHS football team, and is scheduled to graduate at the end of the 2006-07 school year.)
- Academics: Hoover is home to ten National Merit Semi-Finalists in 2006, one of which made a perfect score on the PSAT.
- Athletics: Hoover High School plays in the Division 6A of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), and uses the nickname "Buccaneers." In football, it has been nationally ranked by USA Today and has won the state championship in five of the last six years, including the last four in a row, under the direction of head coach Rush Propst. Before the start of the 2006 season, Hoover was ranked #1 in the nation by USA Today and Sports Illustrated, a ranking it maintained until being defeated 28-14 by #6 ranked John Curtis Christian High School of River Ridge, Louisiana on ESPNU High School Showcase September 29.
- Hoover, the second-largest school in Alabama (by student population), has won over 41 state championships in 19 sports in the last 10 years. Hoover has made an overall appearance in 21 state championship playoffs.
- The 2005 football team is featured on the MTV show Two-A-Days. Season two for the Two-A-Days show, showcasing the 2006 football team, is currently being filmed at the school.
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Hoover High School is Pelham High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pelham Park Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trace Crossings Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
- Birmingham Deer Valley Elementary School Grades: K-4 | 971 students
4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-3300 2.1 K-4 971
- Pelham Pelham Park Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 757 students
2016 Pelham Park Boulevard
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 624-3702 2.1 6-8 757
- Birmingham Riverchase Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 697 students
1950 Old Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-3400 2.1 K-5 697
- Birmingham South Shades Crest Elementary School Grades: K-4 | 627 students
3770 South Shades Crest Rd
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-3000 2.3 K-4 627
My daughter is a Junior in the special education program. I could not tell you how unhappy and frustrated this pass years have been. Since she started 9th grade it has been a battle trying to get them to include her and every other child in the class. Its more upsetting that they don't understand that every child has the right to learn more academics not just vocational regardless of disability.
- Posted by Parent - ijmm9
My son is now a junior and I couldn't be happier with this school. In fact, the entire Hoover school system. The school gives students a great sense of pride and a desire to be the best that they can be.
- Posted by Parent - coter
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