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6-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Edison, NJ
Students enrolled: 800

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174 Jackson Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837

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(732) 452-2940
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February 09, 2014
I have recently graduated from this school, and wish to provide a critical and honestly helpful review of this school. By topic, here is an overview. The school, and the township curriculum has changed a lot, with the dynamics of the school structure having been changed. The new principal is extremely helpful, but some of the curriculum changes have been detrimental. This aside, school wise, there is a new level system for math and a stricter English curriculum, though standards are somewhat low. Science instruction, especially for key common subjects, involved in standardized testing, is lacking, with the new institution of "modern" science books, rather than the traditional informative textbooks. Math standards are now up to par with the rest of the country, and students must now work to excel. Many teachers from my years here have been reassigned to different grades and subjects, resulting in a lack of expertise, and a few teachers, namely new ones, are unqualified for their occupations. The key to success here is getting involved, however. There are many opppotunities to excel, and academics wise, is not a bad school if you are in a high (honors) level classes. otherwise, no

- submitted by a community member

October 13, 2013
We are only in our first quarter at HHMS, but so far so good. It's a good school with above-average academics, well-balanced demographics, and good school spirit. The teachers are very good. The principal is impressive. My only complaint would be some of the office staff and other staff who are not pleasant or helpful. The school is clean and attractive inside. Lot's of club offerings as well. Have not heard of or seen any discipline issues. Advanced courses are offered for gifted students.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2013
I go to HHMS and it's an interesting place and a great environment to learn in. The teacher's are nice for the most part. I don't really have a mean teacher. They pay attention to you, they don't just give you work and then disregard you. Everyone's basically friendly. There are lots of clubs, but not as many as I'd like. The clubs help you learn responsibility. We have lots of activities (like dances) too. I think it's a really good all around school, so you should totally send your kid here - he or she will grow up fine.

- submitted by a community member

November 07, 2011
Teachers ar amazing at hhms. I'm doing really well at school. The nurse is amazing too!!! I love her!!! GO STINGERS!

- submitted by a community member

September 07, 2011
I'ts only my first day at HHMS and my fellow knights team students and teachers are very supportive.I LOVE HHMS!!!!

- submitted by a community member

May 12, 2011
im a 7th grader student at Herbert Hoover [2011] and compared to what my other school was like before...there's no comparinson. Better selection of lunches, more activities, more curriculums to do as well. Herbert Hoover deffinitley prepared me. 5-12-11 6:39 PM

- submitted by a community member

September 01, 2010
I am a graduate of hhms and I must admit it definitely prepared me for what to expect in both high school and life. It was a no nonsense school with excellent teachers who truly cared about their students education and well being. I look back on my experiences with gratitude and love the fact that I still talk to many of my friends. It is a shame that I cannot personally thank the teachers who helped mold me into the man that I am today.

- submitted by a community member

July 03, 2010
I am a parent of a student in the 6th grade, and so far Herbert Hoover exceeded my expectations. I believe it is a great school with dedicated teachers who work wonderfully with the students, a strong principal who is very involved, and a great academic program. I am also impressed with the amount of information my daughter has learned this year, and appreciate the teachers not overwhelming the students with massive amounts of homework. They take the time to explain things and give out creative projects to do. I'm happy with her 1st year, and looking forward to the next two.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2010
i am currently u student at hoover i think it is a great school some of the staff is snippy but the principal is great he is someone you can go to and count on most of the teachers are nice and the students have there own drama but nothing major

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2010
Right now I am a High School Senior and as I look back at HHMS, I realize how little i learned there and how a lot of my best educational experiences where at Edison High School. Kids at the middle school are harsh and mean. As soon as I stepped into High School everything changed. My confidence and social skills. I also feel like I became smarter. Herbert Hoover Middle School is a below average school if you are looking for a school that will help your child in everyway possible.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
Teachers and staff work hard to inspire HHMS students to do their best and achieve all they can, academically and personally.

- submitted by a community member

April 01, 2009
Its a very good school i feel their should be study hall

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2008
the 8th grade teachers are really good

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 17, 2008
i'd say this school makes my kid feel at home and push you to do your best you can do

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2007
I think that the academic programs are great because it's challenging but fun too. this is also a great school because there are lots of opportunities for activities. there is enough parent involvement. HHMS is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2006
I think this is a pretty good school...threre are many opprotunities and i have taken up many of them...i think the teachers are great...

- submitted by a student

February 08, 2006
Students are challenged very much by the interesting teaching techniques used here. Group work is a big part of the studnets day and the ability to work with others in their grade is very useful when they move on to high school.

- submitted by a teacher

February 03, 2006
The school is reasonable for lower to above avg students. However, it has a limited opportunities for students in the upper tier. School does offer honors classes for some subjects. However, number of enrichment clubs is limited. The principal is very new and bit hesitant to take on new initiatives.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2005
It depends on how you look at Hoover. Sometimes it's bad, like the way the students behave towards the staff because of the overuse of discipline and punishment, but it's also good because of all the different choices a student can make to do what they want, like art, band, chorus, tech ed, home ec, or orchestra.

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2005
A majority of the teachers are very caring and helpful. It's the kids who are the problem-fights on campus every day, ethnic taunting, etc. Parent involvement is minimal. Students will have little trouble adjusting to high school environment, however, as the class schedules are almost the same (a bit rough for students who tranfer from another district's elementary school with grade 6, as this middle school starts with grade 6).

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2005
Hoover is a horrible school that is boring and overpowering to all of their many students. I beleive the administration should re-think its ideas on teaching and education. I beleive there should be many more after school activities like football and baseball. I also think that the vice principal, Mrs. Rappa, should rethink a way to handle the seventh graders, as in allowing them to choose its own seats and no silent lunches. Just because the seventh grade has less tolerence for noise than that of the facultym dosen't mean that they must suffer for it. I also beleive that the teachers have to give students, especially honors students, less homework. It is a tedius task that is not needed for a proper education. That is my opinion on the horrible school called Herbert Hoover. (In my opinion, it does not deserve that name, but a humdrum number.)

- submitted by a student

May 20, 2004
Very pleased overall with the education that my children have received at Hoover.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
This school is really great to be a part of, there's many clubs, intromurals, after-school activities and dances. All of them are great for someone, so people can really be themselves, and enjoy stuff they really want to do. Plus, it has a lot of fundraisers to help the school, which is really great. This is especially great because it helps newcomers fit in easily. Over all, this school is great.

- submitted by a student

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Herbert Hoover Middle School
174 Jackson Avenue, Edison, NJ  08837
(732) 452-2940
Last modified Herbert Hoover Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Herbert Hoover Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top