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Herbert Hoover Middle School

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Posted August 21, 2014

I am a parent of two students at Hoover middle school. Though the test scores are low I have seen a high amount of "personal fraternization" between staff, especially from the library media teachers, speaking openly about subjects non- "professionally appropriate" for a school zone, in my opinion. Higher focus on student learning would be nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

MERCED IS MY HOME TOWN AND HOOVER IS THE BEST HENRY DOVE look me up on facebook


Posted February 24, 2009

I'm currently transfering from Hoover to Murphy Middle School in Morgan Hill... I want to say thank you to all the teachers.. even if I didn't have you you all did a good job... Awsome preforming arts!! and well the reason for our low scores here at Hoover is because we loose intrest very easily... I had this one teacher.. He made it intresting and kept us on our toes, but to bad he doesn't teach all subjects... oh, and one thing more... they need to change the uniform..
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I used to attend Hoover Middle School. It was the best experience of my life, it prepared me for high school and i am very greatful to all of my past teachers.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

730

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

730

What is the API?
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

+3

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students44%
Females49%
Males41%
African American14%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students31%
Females30%
Males33%
African American14%
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females43%
Males40%
African American36%
Asian44%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students36%
Females27%
Males45%
African American27%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

Algebra I

All Students45%
Females49%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females48%
Males36%
African American60%
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students21%
Females18%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students30%
Females30%
Males29%
African American44%
Asian40%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students42%
Females46%
Males39%
African American57%
Asian47%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 65%
White 22%
Asian 5%
Black 5%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%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

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  • Michelle Colburn
Fax number
  • (209) 385-6799

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Phone: (209) 385-6631

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