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Hoover El School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 17, 2014

Fantastic school! Mt Lebanon has one of the very best school districts in the state, and Hoover is the smallest of the elementary schools in the district with just 2 classes per grade, and a great (low) student-teacher ratio. It's just a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

The new principal is doing a great job with Hoover. She is reinforcing all the skills that were loss by the past principal who was here. It is nice to have a more modern principal who is familiar with the new century ideas. Teachers and parents will still need to improve dramatically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

I am happy that they are changing the principal here. The previous principal didn't seem like a nice person. Maybe Hoover can become a great school once again instead of falling far behind the rest like its done in the past years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

For a school that borders Mount Lebanon and Upper St. Clair, it should have much higher school scores than it does. The teachers in the lower grades seem to have more talent than the upper grade teachers in this school- the kindergarten probably has the best overall routine. The principal stages to be nice, caring, and a good person . . . however, anyone can read someone who can't 'stage the best'- so I definitely don't trust this principal.


Posted June 4, 2013

There is alot tolike about this school. If you get the right teacher like anywhere you are golden. Some are tremendous; some are just OK and play the part early and late in the year. You have to push the envelope if your child is gifted as if not, they will be satisfied if the kid cruises by. They will respond when pushed and will work with you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

I have 2 kids at Hoover, in 1st and 3rd grade - it's been excellent so far. They've had great teachers (I feel that my children are being very well educated and challenged as needed) and the principal is very approachable. The staff is nice, caring and attentive. The school is one of the smallest in the district, but the student body is fairly diverse. The community atmosphere is very warm, friendly and relaxed, with great parental involvement, support of academics, culture and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

The entire staff is excellent...the PTO is great..the best parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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 80% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female96%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 87% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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37 Robb Hollow Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Phone: (412) 276-7411

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