Herbert Hoover Middle

Summary:

Herbert Hoover Middle is a public middle school located in San Jose, California, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 971 students. The school is part of the San Jose Unified School District, which is ranked 711 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Herbert Hoover Middle has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (78.27%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 31.15% to 94.16% Hispanic students, the school consistently underperforms in academic assessments. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 36.73% of Herbert Hoover Middle students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 50.42% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, only 19.61% of Herbert Hoover Middle students were proficient or better, compared to 39.57% for the district and 34.62% for the state. Additionally, the school has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 32.9%, significantly higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 11.2% to 44.9%.

When comparing Herbert Hoover Middle to nearby schools, such as Willow Glen Middle, which is also part of the San Jose Unified School District, it becomes evident that the school is underperforming. Additionally, Herbert Hoover Middle has a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 60.87% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in the 2022-2023 school year, which likely contributes to the school's academic challenges. Addressing the root causes of chronic absenteeism and focusing on equity issues to ensure all students have access to the resources and support they need could be crucial in improving the school's overall performance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1635 Park Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95126-2123


(408) 535-6274

District: San Jose Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1685th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,222 Help


Students who attend Herbert Hoover Middle usually attend:

High:    Abraham Lincoln High

Feeder schools for Herbert Hoover Middle:

Elementary:    Gardner Elementary
    Lowell Elementary
    Merritt Trace Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6 Help
Number of students:  971

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.3%
White:
10.2%
Asian:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Herbert Hoover Middle ranks worse than 60.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked middle schools in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.39. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (78.3%), White (10.2%), Asian (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Herbert Hoover Middle is 21.6. 3 middle schools in the San Jose Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Herbert Hoover Middle is $12,222, which is the 2nd highest among 6 middle schools in the San Jose Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Herbert Hoover Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Herbert Hoover Middle 1685th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Herbert Hoover Middle in the ranking list.)

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San Jose Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jose Unified 711th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Herbert Hoover Middle

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Rank History for all students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 23.35 1354th 1769 23.5%
2005 25.14 1330th 1777 25.2%
2006 34.70 1155th 1804 36.0%
2007 26.09 1492nd 1999 25.4%
2008 18.31 1725th 2005 14.0%
2009 14.42 1849th 2063 10.4%
2010 20.96 1821st 2179 16.4%
2011 21.27 1870th 2236 16.4%
2012 23.36 1830th 2259 19.0%
2013 26.64 1821st 2379 23.5%
2015 28.59 1674th 2477 32.4%
2016 29.42 1668th 2497 33.2%
2017 31.97 1618th 2508 35.5%
2018 35.21 1518th 2480 38.8%
2019 33.89 1657th 2715 39.0%
2021 33.00 582nd 894 34.9%
2022 32.73 1686th 2740 38.5%
2023 33.39 1683rd 2788 39.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.22 384th 462 16.9%
2019 39.20 363rd 554 34.5%
2022 41.49 395th 665 40.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.50 695th 1364 49.0%
2019 40.74 665th 1442 53.9%
2021 37.63 217th 363 40.2%
2022 30.07 1249th 1540 18.9%
2023 35.49 952nd 1523 37.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.04 1110th 1532 27.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.90 1627th 2230 27.0%
2019 24.70 1878th 2369 20.7%
2021 32.40 497th 721 31.1%
2022 21.98 2027th 2458 17.5%
2023 25.83 1929th 2535 23.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.72 1464th 2262 35.3%
2019 30.80 1597th 2380 32.9%
2021 31.24 501st 738 32.1%
2022 32.39 1581st 2509 37.0%
2023 32.02 1578th 2535 37.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.68 609th 1369 55.5%
2019 55.02 469th 1491 68.5%
2021 40.08 182nd 354 48.6%
2022 40.21 754th 1531 50.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.61 1413th 2273 37.8%
2019 35.59 1438th 2407 40.3%
2021 35.29 463rd 763 39.3%
2022 33.09 1543rd 2527 38.9%
2023 34.28 1527th 2546 40.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.05 454th 700 35.1%
2019 17.95 635th 745 14.8%
2022 30.93 540th 733 26.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.94 243rd 600 59.5%
2019 33.27 417th 643 35.1%
2022 70.82 147th 637 76.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.14 1386th 2072 33.1%
2019 31.53 1484th 2213 32.9%
2022 27.43 1725th 2359 26.9%
2023 29.72 1657th 2379 30.3%
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Rank History for White students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.83 443rd 1496 70.4%
2019 75.47 347th 1602 78.3%
2022 75.56 315th 1555 79.7%
2023 70.20 416th 1549 73.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Monday, August 9, 2010

Open Quote My sister, sister-in-law, eldest daughter and eldest son went to this school and they loved it. Now I have both a 6th and 7th grader who want to go here too. My son already did the 6th grade here at Hoover last year and wants to finish his jr high school years at the same school. I loved the teachers and classes and if they want to go here, then I want them to go here. I believe the kids are the ones to decide. They will work harder to keep their grades up for what they want. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Herbert Hoover Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 362 26 87 389 10 n/a n/a 0 874
1989 364 24 71 354 5 n/a n/a 0 818
1990 346 24 76 453 6 n/a n/a 0 905
1991 365 41 74 503 8 n/a n/a 0 991
1992 369 35 71 529 7 n/a n/a 0 1011
1993 343 26 65 595 8 n/a n/a 0 1037
1994 365 52 78 700 8 n/a n/a 0 1203
1995 302 47 82 755 15 n/a n/a 0 1201
1996 302 47 82 755 15 n/a n/a 0 1201
1997 255 45 99 799 11 n/a n/a 0 1209
1998 257 44 94 791 7 n/a n/a 0 1193
1999 237 41 81 735 13 n/a n/a 0 1107
2000 224 38 67 721 12 n/a n/a 0 1062
2001 226 46 67 718 10 n/a n/a 0 1067
2002 215 38 72 720 19 n/a n/a 4 1068
2003 215 38 72 720 19 n/a n/a 4 1068
2004 209 41 83 788 18 n/a n/a 0 1139
2005 181 37 83 817 22 n/a n/a 8 1148
2006 163 53 83 1033 18 n/a n/a 4 1354
2007 128 52 83 969 12 n/a n/a 8 1252
2008 108 47 72 881 8 n/a n/a 0 1116
2009 111 37 68 838 7 8 15 0 1084
2010 105 38 60 799 9 9 13 0 1033
2011 97 46 49 785 6 8 17 0 1008
2012 121 40 54 821 7 4 23 0 1070
2013 116 41 59 843 8 1 25 0 1093
2014 109 31 56 850 8 4 22 0 1080
2015 102 29 51 856 7 5 24 0 1074
2016 108 28 57 844 7 6 19 0 1069
2017 113 27 47 833 7 4 32 0 1063
2018 116 37 55 841 5 2 42 0 1098
2019 106 45 53 823 1 1 53 0 1082
2020 120 38 54 829 2 3 44 0 1090
2021 113 41 49 841 2 3 40 0 1089
2022 109 32 43 749 2 4 33 0 972
2023 99 28 42 760 2 1 39 0 971

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Herbert Hoover Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 874 50.0 17.4 n/a
1989 818 50.0 16.3 n/a
1990 905 50.2 18.0 n/a
1991 991 49.9 19.8 n/a
1992 1011 50.7 19.9 39.4
1993 1037 42.8 24.2 45.2
1994 1203 48.9 24.6 49.4
1995 1201 50.3 23.9 59.1
1996 1201 50.3 23.9 59.1
1997 1209 34.0 35.6 61.1
1998 1193 50.2 23.8 57.3
1999 1107 47.4 23.4 54.3
2000 1062 48.2 22.0 49.6
2001 1067 50.0 21.3 48.9
2002 1068 57.0 18.7 60
2003 1068 57.0 18.7 60
2004 1139 54.0 21.1 70.6
2005 1148 56.4 20.4 58.3
2006 1354 58.1 23.3 61.3
2007 1252 55.2 22.7 66.6
2008 1116 59.8 18.7 74.6
2009 1084 52.1 18.0 73
2010 1033 52.5 19.6 68.1
2011 1008 n/a n/a 65.7
2012 1070 51.9 20.6 n/a
2013 1093 54.9 19.9 68
2014 1080 47.8 22.5 69.4
2015 1074 49.0 21.9 66.9
2016 1069 54.0 19.7 67.1
2017 1063 57.7 18.4 66.5
2018 1098 52.3 20.9 64.1
2019 1082 49.8 21.6 58.3
2020 1090 n/a n/a 55.9
2021 1089 53.6 20.3 50.4
2022 972 52.8 18.3 54.8
2023 971 44.8 21.6 60.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Herbert Hoover Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 874 50.0 17.4 n/a
1989 818 50.0 16.3 n/a
1990 905 50.2 18.0 n/a
1991 991 49.9 19.8 n/a
1992 1011 50.7 19.9 39.4
1993 1037 42.8 24.2 45.2
1994 1203 48.9 24.6 49.4
1995 1201 50.3 23.9 59.1
1996 1201 50.3 23.9 59.1
1997 1209 34.0 35.6 61.1
1998 1193 50.2 23.8 57.3
1999 1107 47.4 23.4 54.3
2000 1062 48.2 22.0 49.6
2001 1067 50.0 21.3 48.9
2002 1068 57.0 18.7 60
2003 1068 57.0 18.7 60
2004 1139 54.0 21.1 70.6
2005 1148 56.4 20.4 58.3
2006 1354 58.1 23.3 61.3
2007 1252 55.2 22.7 66.6
2008 1116 59.8 18.7 74.6
2009 1084 52.1 18.0 73
2010 1033 52.5 19.6 68.1
2011 1008 n/a n/a 65.7
2012 1070 51.9 20.6 n/a
2013 1093 54.9 19.9 68
2014 1080 47.8 22.5 69.4
2015 1074 49.0 21.9 66.9
2016 1069 54.0 19.7 67.1
2017 1063 57.7 18.4 66.5
2018 1098 52.3 20.9 64.1
2019 1082 49.8 21.6 58.3
2020 1090 n/a n/a 55.9
2021 1089 53.6 20.3 50.4
2022 972 52.8 18.3 54.8
2023 971 44.8 21.6 60.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Herbert Hoover Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,222

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Herbert Hoover Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1657th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1683rd of 2788 Middle schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Herbert Hoover Middle)37.536.8
 0.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)53.447.4
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Herbert Hoover Middle)26.823.4
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)40.839.1
 1.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Herbert Hoover Middle)15.819.4
 3.5%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (San Jose Unified)21.818.8
 3%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)17.217.8
 0.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Herbert Hoover Middle)42.138.9
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)56.350.4
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Herbert Hoover Middle)29.920
 9.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)43.337.1
 6.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Herbert Hoover Middle)1.97.3
 5.4%
   7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (San Jose Unified)5.86.6
 0.9%
   7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)4.53.5
 1.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Herbert Hoover Middle)37.434.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)56.953.5
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Herbert Hoover Middle)24.616.1
 8.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)45.535.5
 9.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Herbert Hoover Middle)22.119
 3.1%
   8th Grade Science (San Jose Unified)3936.6
 2.4%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Herbert Hoover Middle)17.111.7
 5.4%
   8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (San Jose Unified)20.913.9
 7%
   8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)9.19.5
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1082971
 10.3%
African American4528
 37.8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian5342
 20.8%
Hispanic823760
 7.7%
Pacific Islander11
White10699
 6.6%
Two or More Races5339
 26.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.3%60.9%
 2.5%


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Herbert Hoover Middle ranks 1685th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Herbert Hoover Middle usually go on to attend Abraham Lincoln High

In the 2022-23 school year, 971 students attended Herbert Hoover Middle.

Students at Herbert Hoover Middle are 78% Hispanic, 10% White, 4% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.


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