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Herbert Hoover High School

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Posted November 9, 2008

I am a former student of Herbert Hoover and it was truly an amazing school. The teachers and staff are easy to talk to and always ready to help. The principal got off to a rocky start, but was able to pull through and show students, parents, and staff that though he is strict, he's willing to listen and improve upon the school I'd heard stories about what the school was like and until I heard there was to be a new principal I wasn't sure I wanted to go there. The principal had high standards for all the students and kept those standards helping students who didn't have much hope of going to college find hope and the ability to go for the seemingly impossible. Being at Hoover helped me grow into a better and stronger person, someone ready to take on the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2006

I believe that Herbert Hoover High School is the best school in Kanawha County. It has distinguished staff and teachers who are ready to take your children to the next level of education. Also any parents or students who are trying to decide whether to take there students to Capitol or Hoover my children have tried both and Hoover won in flying colors. Judy Stephens
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

As a parent who has had one son gradute from Hoover; who is now attending college on the Promise , I believe that Herbert Hoover is an excellent school. The teachers are very involved and caring about each and every child. My daughter will be a senior this year and will be taking college and advanced classes. There are many outstanding groups and Award winning performance activies to become involved with at this school. As a parent I am confident that the change in the academic program is based on facts and will only improve and Leave NO Child Left Behind. The current administration is very concerned and committed to helping our students be all that they can be. -Kathy Silber
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Posted February 27, 2005

I currently have 2 children attending this school (one is graduating this year) and will have another one attending next year. I am concerned about the curriculum changes being mandated by our principal for next year. There is lack of administrative/parental communication and parents are being forced to take concerns directly to the school board. My children have always been good students-honor society, honor roll, citizenship, etc. I was excited that Herbert Hoover was finally becoming competitive and offering advanced curriculum like some of the higher ranked schools. However, this is going to change--and the students that excel will ultimately be punished by being forced to repeat classes and we will become a remedial school; which will result in a loss of challenge and interest for achieving students. Lowering the standards---how will this result in an improvement? Now--all children will be left behind.
—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 41% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
23%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
34%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia 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: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia 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: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities62%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia 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: West Virginia 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 100% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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275 Elk River Rd South
Clendenin, WV 25045
Phone: (304) 965-3394

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