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Hoover Elementary School

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Posted July 11, 2012

Teachers are ok, but there is so much that the school lacks.... Hoover School has an ok academic program, children can excel. However, there is no ESL learning class, your child will have to be sent to another school for that. The school does not have a gym, cafeteria or auditorium, the fact that the children have to eat their lunch in the classroom as well as have gym there (if the weather is not good). The resources available to the children are very limited. A majority of the parents do not speak English, so there is a low parental involvement, which affects the support of the parents. Not to mention, the current principal is horrible, she is not interactive with the students or the parents, she just sits in her office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

The smallest elementary school in Bergenfield, Hoover school gave me the attention that I needed as a student. My family moved to America when I was 4 years old, so I was not great at English. The ESL and Speech classes helped me greatly and I had straight A's in all my subjects by 5th grade, which boosted me to advance classes in middle school and so forth. This school was also given the Governor's School of Excellence award in 2004-2005.


Posted October 26, 2009

Hoover School is one of the well managed educational institutions that I've encountered with so far. Having 3 daughters in a school with all of them performing at a higher level tells a lot, eventhough I personally do a lot with them at home. The staff is so accommodating and responds to students needs with such a high degree of care and excellence. Governor's School Of Excellence 2004/2005 is no mean feat. Lift high the flag of Hoover...'Hoovans we are, and Hoovans we shall ever be'. Bravo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Staff are not accommodating. Also, with their school mission saying '...Many faces from different places will learn, grow and respect each one's differences...' They don't even keep this mission.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female74%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic86%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female59%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 9%
Black 10% 16%
White 5% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Jacqueline Frangis

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273 Murray Hill Terrace
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Phone: (201) 385-8582

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