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Hooper Avenue Elementary School

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Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

To start, it's a school with many students, I would say over 800. They have lots of great teachers and staff and many that are not so great. Parent involvement is not good; many parents if not most do not attend meetings and don't seem very eager to know how their children are doing at school. Academically the school is not doing good, they fall behind compared to other nearby schools. I like that even thought it's not very noticeable the school does make an effort to improve in all areas of the school from the yard to inside the classroom. This school definitely has more room for improvement. Some of the yard staff can start with putting their cellphones away while on duty and stop avoiding the sun in a far corner and can start taking care of the students. It would also be nice if the front office staff learned some people skills as they do not know how to handle many problems and can be very rude. The school could also improve by sending meeting notices on time and not a day before or a day after. If only the school and parents could come together in a civilized way with students and teachers being the main priority, there could definitely be big changes.


Posted February 5, 2014

School has not improved a bit.The best teachers left the school Becuase of the new principle.Grades dropped a lot , and people don't even listen most of the staffs who work there always tell me they don't get paid a lot.I know a staff who works there and I told him if I can borrow a dollar he said he broke and I replied why don't you work here and he said Iam working at hooper you think they pay me enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

Hooper has improved tremendously since the addition of its present principal. She is bright, experienced, and truly understands what it takes to make a school work in today's very complicated education setting.


Posted August 27, 2009

The principal has failed to help the school. Many of the best teachers have left. Everyone looks sad. And test scores have not improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

My son used to go to this school. Luckily he had that one teacher that was great. But unfotunately the shcool itself and other teacher is bad. Teachers there don't show involvement. They don't go above & beyond for teh kids. Other factors that play role in the schools rating is the limitation in funds. I guess if tehy had more funds they could probably ooffer more activities. Seems to me that as the school keeps being a 1 the teachers care less and less and unfortunately being that its a low income neighboehood with working, non-english speaking parents that also has equals the students performance that equals the schools perfomance. It's been too many years and teachers still don't step up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

Hooper is an average but im sur eit would be better if it had more funds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2007

Excellent teachers. Excellent coaches. Administration could more supportive of parents and teachers. The arts are lacking at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2006

Very good school, but overpopulated.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 16, 2006

Excellent teachers, excellent principal, but no parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

The teacher at this school are very great. Most are willing to lend a helping hand when asked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

This school has a new principal who is doing his very best to raise student test scores, teacher level of professional development and many other positive things. Most of the staff is committed to excellence and parent involvement is definitely increasing. The school also has an excellent bilingual coordinator who is working closely with all the teachers to get the ELD portfolios in line. Bilingual classes are available. The school is improving each year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 29, 2004

This school is far too large to effectively serve its student population.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
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674

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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API score

674

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
9%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females38%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Math

All Students46%
Females45%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students17%
Females17%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Math

All Students46%
Females47%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Females29%
Males21%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

Math

All Students41%
Females38%
Males42%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students27%
Females30%
Males24%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students32%
Females32%
Males31%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Science

All Students15%
Females13%
Males18%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 94%
Black 6%
Asian 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
English language learners 60%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

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High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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74%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
79%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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75%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
77%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
61%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

Students

This school

 
50%
 

Employees

This school

 
62%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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74%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

Employees

This school

 
81%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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81%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
81%
 

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Parents31733%
Students44771%
Employees4242%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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