November 17, 2014
A high-quality education reflects the whole school experience, and that's why Hoover excels: it pays attention to every aspect of a child's development, and his/her learning, emotional, and social growth. Teachers are well-trained, dedicated, and eager to help children learn in an open, cooperative environment, usually adapted to a child's learning abilities. Teacher-student ratio is good. Curricula is strong; with music, art, integrated technology (ipads), PE, strong literacy, math, science. The focus on health, social relationships, and character-building shows how Hoover fosters the whole well-being of children. The many extracurricular activities encourage learning and community experiences. The Principal is doing a good job bringing the school up to excellent standing. As a neighborhood school, most parents and students know and support each other. Are there areas that need improvement? Yes, but that happens in every school. The facilities are old; the MCAS scores were down a bit (they're going up now). But education is more than a building and standardized tests. We are very pleased because our child is immensely happy, learning and thriving, at Hoover.
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