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Hoover Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted July 28, 2014

My daughter had many health issues during the 2013-2014 school year. I sent doctor's note after doctor's note to school with her. I was insulted and harrassed in spite of the communication on my part. Sure it is a great school but the administration is NOT in the business of helping parents or families. The only concern is for their precious ratings and Blue Ribbon status. The result is that my daughter and my nephew have been moved to a school where parents and students are respected AND where everyone is on the same side.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I actually took a job at the school so that I could get a transfer for my child. It's an amazing school with dedicated staff and administration. The principal would do anything to get the best for the students. Definitely the best elementary school in Enid - their test scores alone show that they have it down. The only downside I've seen is a lack of parent involvement, but that is improving. The PTO is working hard to get more parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

We are relatively new to this school, but they have met and exceeded my expectations. I have been impressed with the staff not only professionally, but on a personal level too! They work hard at building relationships with their students and families. I truly appreciate this as a parent. Our child's teacher provides an optimal learning environment for our son who has a learning disability. It is wonderful to see him flourish due to her ability to be keenly aware of each child's possiblities. Hoover also has a wonderful special ed. staff that is motiviated to see each child succeed. The only thing I could possibly say at this point that I would like to see improved would be; the amount of "outdoor time" increased to help students release their energy and have more "fresh air" time. I know the teachers work hard at meeting classroom state and federal requirements. Their day is already packed with trying to fit everything in due to all of the regulations. Would it be possible to take some of the lessons "outside"? Since this, so far, is my biggest concern...I think it is safe to say I am a happy parent at Hoover Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

I love Hoover ! I have a daughter in the 3rd grade this year and my other 2 boys went to Hoover as well. I love the support staff, principal and teachers. They really care about the kids and it shows! Due to the re-drawing of school districts, our new district will be Glenwood... I can tell you I will fight to have my daughter go to Hoover rather than Glenwood. Go Hornets !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

I love Hoover. We don't live in the district however my child has a disability and we choose Hoover. My children have been attending for 4 years and I have never had a bad thing to say about the teachers there, principal and the staff. I love how concerned the teachers are and they are better then most schools in this city. My step son went to another school and it seemed like his teacher didn't care about his progress and never offered to help, even when I became a full time mother with him. He has struggled with some things this year but his teacher always answers my emails and I am always able to reach her for ideas and assistance. My other children (I have 3 in school and 1 that will attend in about 2 years) love the school also. Everyone cares about the children and is very friendly and kind. I believe Hoover is one of the best in Enid!! And the principal is very envolved with the students and does everything to keep them interested in school! She has Hoover fun days and other activities like that. My children hate to miss school and it is largely thanks to their principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

I agree, hoover needs a new principal. She seems like she is ready to retire and she is very tired of her job. The kids are missing out on many opportunities that they would have if they had a principal that wasn't burned out. I've been feeling this way for a few years and it seems to get worse every year. I just hope she retires before my kids are all gone. . Parent involvement is low, I feel, because even if you sign up for every single thing and call to see what needs to be done, you still have to show up and just do it because no one will call to ask for help. The teachers are all amazing, my children have yet to have one that wasn't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I am a parent who takes my child to Hoover. We don't live in the Hoover district, however because of other parents in my daughters dance class recomending Hoover - we made the switch. The Teachers I have interacted with really care about the kids - My daughters teacher - asks about my child daily and always knows what is going on with her. For a teacher with 21 kids in the class - that an investment. The Principal knows me by name, and my daughter too - she asks about us and seems to really care how we are - and not just when we walk into the front door. I am really shocked that another parent would feel the principal isn't doing the principals job... Maybe she just doesn't know what a principal is hired to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

The principal and teachers, and the school are great. It is a very child caring environmemt. They put the child first and handle bullies at school. All the staff is caring. When my child first came to this school children ran up to her at Hoover's morning assembly and took her by the hand to show her the way. There morning assemblies are great and parents are welcome. Its a wow school compared to others we have been in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Where is our leadership??? If a teacher does a parent wrong it is the Principles responsibility to help the situation and bring peace top the parent. Same thing with a parent doing the teacher wrong! Principles are to be mutual with parents and teachers! If Not then where are we to turn as concerned parents? This school needs new principle or she needs to start doing her job. I have had to do some of her jobs this yr, not because she asked me, but because I got tired of her not doing it, so I jumped in there and made some phone calls and took care of the situations. I am not happy with this schools principle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

I must say that I'm not impressed with Hoover. My child has been attending since K and is now in 4th. They have been raising money for new playground equipment since he was in first grade and they just now put the new equipment in over spring break. That seems too long. Some of the teachers are great at what they do and others are there for the paycheck. Hope others have better luck.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 54%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Black 8% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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2800 West Maine
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 242-7229

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