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Hoover Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 651 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2012

I am currently a student at Hoover. This school is terrible. The teachers are okay but administration is awful. They're terrible and all they care about is test scores. Kids smoke in the bathroom, the bathrooms are tagged and torn up beyond belief. Not to forget the kids are ghetto and rude. Kids scream out profanity in the halls and during class. The counslers are amazing and very helpful. I cannot wait till I am out of here


Posted April 13, 2012

I Honestly Can't Stand Going To Hoover . The Kids Scream Profanity In The Classrooms @ The Teachers And All That Gets Done Is The Get There Agenda Signed BIG WOOP . Its Mad House. I love How Everyone Says Its A FIne School Its Not Really Were Constantly On The News For Our Numerous Fights . Hoover Is GHETO And The Admissistradors Say There Not Lible For Anything SO If U Get Ur Phone Stolen ... Fat Chance Any One is Going To Do Anything To Get Ur Stuff Back !


Posted May 8, 2011

We are on the PFO and the principal, Kathy Alexander, cares about nothing but test scores. While test scores are important, there is more to raising young adolescents than this. As a direct result of her vision, discipline is not effectively enforced and school activities--sports, clubs, fundraisers, socials--are SEVERELY lacking. It is all work, and no enjoyment (which is also important at this age). Furthermore, the principal's tyrannical dictatorship of the PFO has turned parental input into an exercise in futility. Some of the teachers have been quite inspirational for my child, but one concern is homework--there is not enough of a challenge provided to the students. According to my child, each teacher assumes the other is giving the student enough homework, so that no teacher actually assigns ANY. What?!? What happened to 1-2 hours/day of homework that I had growing up? This school may be a 9 for NM, but it would be a 6 in all of the other 3 states I've lived in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

Chaos! no discipline. Teachers in this schools district opt to send their kids to private or transfer out instead of sending them here. I have sent 2 through Hoover and they were both honors students. They have both made me promise that I will not send our 3rd little one to Hoover. Teachers have no support in disciplining from the Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I am very happy with Hoover....It has an excellent gifted program. My daugher is in 7th grade and she is now taking gifted Language Arts and Literature, Gifted Science and Accelerated Math. Our home school is Jackson middle school where she would not have been able to take accelerated math or gifted science. Thank you Hoover for your commitment to excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Hoover Middle School has great support staff and educators. My daughter receives special services for speech and language. She has gained confidence and is happy. I owe it to their counselors and special education team. I had also transfered my son their from another Jackson Middle School where they would not even do an IEP for him out of the three years he attended there, even though it was recommeded by the elementary school he attened. As soon as he started late in the year at Hoover Middle School the staff there did an outstanding job assisting my son and he is now receiving the special services he should have been receiving. Thank you staff at Hoover Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

I attended Hoover Middle school for three years now and I feel that the school isn't in the best condition but the teaching has been good. I think that my 8th grade year did really prepare me for high school. The school is pretty old so its understandable that it needs a lot of work. I have to say that my 8th grade science class was amazing! I guess it really depends on certain teachers to make your school year good. I do wish that they would have more activities but for now it's alright. They do need to do more work but I'm sure they'll get this school in tip top shape. It's a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2009

This is a wonderful school in a terrific part of Albuquerque! I love the community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

I think Hoover Middle School is a great school. They have many wonderful teachers and a great principal! They have a wonderful drama program with a magnificent teacher! I strongly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

My eldest child is now in 7th Grade at Hoover MS and I am pleased to say that we are very happy with the education that is being provided. The staff are professional, friendly and seem to have the rare ability to encourage...a tribute sadly lacking in a lot of schools today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

The previous review is a fake, obviously. A parent would not spell that bad, and would not even enroll their child in this school if they disliked it. I think it is organized well, activities are educational and fun, the sports teams are well, learning processes are good, safety is rated #1 in the city, and the students are okay, but some are a little annoying. I prefer this school because it is one of the Top 5 schools in the city and it is rated #1 for safety in schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

Hoover middle school has a good basket ball team,but that is all they really focus on. my daughter was in razzle dazzle the years and eveb though they won every year their school did not appriciate it. The school kinda falling apart,and it is really old they are finally remodling,the leadership has latly been bad,no dances or special lunches have happend. I dont perfer this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 40% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

205 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

239 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students51%
Female57%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited62%

Reading

All Students56%
Female69%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Hispanic48%
Native American10%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities32%
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited39%

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Hispanic58%
Native American30%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities30%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited46%

Science

All Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Hispanic57%
Native American20%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities32%
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited40%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities31%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 59%
White 42% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Black 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Nurse(s)
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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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12015 Tivoli NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 298-6896

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