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Herbert Hoover Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 637 students

 

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2014:
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2011:
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Posted March 30, 2014

This is the worst school my child has ever attended. The bullying problem is out of control. I tried repeatedly to meet with teachers but nothing came out of it. The staff does not seem to be concerned with how the students feel emotionally. I was even ridiculed by some staff members when I voiced my concern over the problems we had. I had to pull my child out and home school her in her final year because the problem continued. Anyone who is considering sending their child to Hoover should reconsider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

I really want to go to this school but Jefferson is closing and need students so I hope I can go to hoover


Posted June 25, 2011

My child truely enjoys this school. Great kids, great teachers and a great loving enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It's a school of excellence, the Teachers are great! they just don't teach, they got the extra mile and care for their students. The parents are participatory and they have a great music program. the music teachers work real hard and continue to make it interesting year after year. Their annual Pops concerts is fun for the kids and the parents. The teachers pick music that is fun for the kids to play and they bring in exciting guests like Mark Wood from the Trans Siberian Orchestra and have workshops with the kids to keep their interest up and make it fun to play instruments.
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Posted August 10, 2003

This school has excellent leadership. Caring, innovative, and educated staff. My daughter enjoys going to school everyday and now my 2nd daughter looks forward to starting there soon. Such a great place to learn and enjoy!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 85% 48%
Black 2 7% 19%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 5%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Russian

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. CARMELINA PERSICO

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Russian

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Diving
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Buffalo, NY 14223
Phone: (716) 874-8405

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