Hoover High School

  • Hoover High School serves 1,106 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Hoover High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Hoover High School's student population of 1,106 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,106 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hoover High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hoover High School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1165 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
77%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
17%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
11%
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Black
28%
6%
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White
28%
76%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hoover High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.770.41
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Graduation Rate
86%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hoover High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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