Herbert Hoover Middle

Summary:

Herbert Hoover Middle is a highly-rated public middle school in Potomac, Maryland, serving 925 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Montgomery County Public Schools district, which is ranked 6th out of 24 districts in Maryland.

Herbert Hoover Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Maryland, often placing in the top 10 or top 5 statewide. In the 2022-2023 school year, it ranked 10th out of 322 Maryland middle schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its students significantly outperform their peers in the district and state on standardized tests, with 82.7% proficient or better in MCAP/English Language Arts compared to 54.4% in the district and 47.9% statewide. The school's diverse student population includes 38.38% White, 36.86% Asian, 9.73% African American, 6.81% Hispanic, and 7.78% two or more races. Herbert Hoover Middle also ranks highly for the performance of various student subgroups, including Female Students (ranked 1st in Maryland in 2020-2021), Asian Students (ranked 2nd), Hispanic Students (ranked 2nd), and Special Education Students (ranked 1st).

While Herbert Hoover Middle outperforms the nearby schools like Thomas W. Pyle Middle and Robert Frost Middle School in most academic metrics, the school may need to focus on strengthening its mathematics curriculum and instruction, particularly in the middle grades, as indicated by the relatively lower proficiency rates in 7th-grade mathematics (16.8% in 2022-2023) and Algebra I (52.9% in 2022-2023).


Detail:

Public 6-8

 8810 Post Oak Rd
       Potomac, MD  20854


(301) 968-3740

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
10th of 322 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,521 Help


Students who attend Herbert Hoover Middle usually attend:

High:    Winston Churchill High

Feeder schools for Herbert Hoover Middle:

Elementary:    Beverly Farms Elementary
    Potomac Elementary
    Wayside Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  925

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.4%
Asian:
36.9%
African American:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.5% Help


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Compare Details Herbert Hoover Middle ranks better than 96.9% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks 3rd among 40 ranked middle schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (38.4%), Asian (36.9%), African American (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Herbert Hoover Middle is 15.8. 32 middle schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Herbert Hoover Middle is $15,521. 30 middle schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Herbert Hoover Middle was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Herbert Hoover Middle 10th of 322 Maryland public middle schools. (See Herbert Hoover Middle in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 6th of 24 Maryland 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 MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 0.38 251st 252 0.4%
2005 0.67 253rd 255 0.8%
2006 0.97 253rd 254 0.4%
2007 0.21 264th 264 0.0%
2008 91.37 4th 283 98.6%
2009 90.23 4th 301 98.7%
2010 89.58 4th 324 98.8%
2011 91.32 4th 309 98.7%
2012 91.32 5th 314 98.4%
2013 91.32 7th 316 97.8%
2014 92.59 5th 339 98.5%
2015 94.59 13th 315 95.9%
2016 97.06 4th 314 98.7%
2017 96.28 11th 317 96.5%
2018 98.11 2nd 328 99.4%
2019 97.37 4th 316 98.7%
2021 97.94 1st 303 99.7%
2022 94.47 10th 333 97.0%
2023 93.81 10th 322 96.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.62 1st 136 99.3%
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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 MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 93.70 2nd 25 92.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.17 1st 120 99.2%
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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 MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.78 39th 273 85.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.31 1st 303 99.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.96 3rd 288 99.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.50 2nd 116 98.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 93.07 8th 259 96.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.49 2nd 207 99.0%
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Rank History for White students at Herbert Hoover Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.38 19th 210 91.0%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State 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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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
1989 736 56 216 56 1 n/a n/a 0 1065
1990 520 33 149 33 2 n/a n/a 0 737
1991 425 33 110 22 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1992 423 28 111 25 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1993 418 17 98 28 0 n/a n/a 0 561
1994 424 18 95 31 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1995 562 30 148 36 0 n/a n/a 0 776
1996 562 30 148 36 0 n/a n/a 0 776
1997 617 36 183 39 0 n/a n/a 0 875
1998 657 41 209 43 0 n/a n/a 0 950
1999 664 35 224 40 0 n/a n/a 0 963
2000 684 34 261 45 1 n/a n/a 0 1025
2001 710 44 271 49 2 n/a n/a 0 1076
2002 743 49 256 46 2 n/a n/a 0 1096
2003 743 49 256 46 2 n/a n/a 0 1096
2004 728 59 246 53 2 n/a n/a 0 1088
2005 716 63 261 49 2 n/a n/a 0 1091
2006 692 68 273 50 2 n/a n/a 0 1085
2007 677 66 251 45 2 n/a n/a 0 1041
2008 653 71 273 45 1 n/a n/a 0 1043
2009 626 58 271 55 1 n/a n/a 0 1011
2010 617 62 268 63 2 n/a n/a 0 1012
2011 581 56 249 86 2 0 52 0 1026
2012 578 62 238 79 2 0 56 0 1015
2013 551 72 246 70 1 0 59 0 999
2014 561 64 285 68 1 0 62 0 1041
2015 540 75 316 60 1 0 71 0 1063
2016 526 67 321 56 1 2 65 0 1038
2017 494 75 342 54 1 2 49 0 1017
2018 480 74 339 66 2 2 43 0 1006
2019 456 81 377 79 1 1 48 0 1043
2020 430 74 392 89 0 1 59 0 1045
2021 400 81 399 76 1 1 63 0 1021
2022 376 94 384 71 1 0 73 3 1002
2023 355 90 341 63 1 0 72 3 925

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
1989 1065 61.0 17.4 n/a
1990 737 45.8 16.0 1.5
1991 590 33.6 17.5 1.9
1992 587 35.0 16.7 2
1993 561 33.2 16.9 2.1
1994 568 34.2 16.6 1.9
1995 776 46.9 16.5 1.9
1996 776 46.9 16.5 1.9
1997 875 52.5 16.7 2.5
1998 950 58.3 16.3 1.6
1999 963 58.3 16.5 3
2000 1025 63.6 16.1 3.1
2001 1076 68.0 15.8 2.3
2002 1096 67.9 16.1 2.6
2003 1096 67.9 16.1 2.6
2004 1088 69.2 15.7 3.4
2005 1091 68.0 16.0 2.6
2006 1085 66.0 16.4 2.6
2007 1041 63.2 16.5 2.2
2008 1043 64.8 16.1 2.1
2009 1011 61.5 16.4 3
2010 1012 67.1 15.0 3.8
2011 1026 64.2 15.9 4.1
2012 1015 65.1 15.5 3.4
2013 999 63.0 15.8 3.9
2014 1041 63.8 16.3 3.9
2015 1063 64.0 16.6 4.7
2016 1038 61.0 17.0 4
2017 1017 63.6 15.9 2.8
2018 1006 63.2 15.9 3.4
2019 1043 63.0 16.5 3.9
2020 1045 64.6 16.1 3.7
2021 1021 65.2 15.6 6.2
2022 1002 61.8 16.2 7.4
2023 925 58.2 15.8 10.5

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
1989 1065 61.0 17.4 n/a
1990 737 45.8 16.0 1.5
1991 590 33.6 17.5 1.9
1992 587 35.0 16.7 2
1993 561 33.2 16.9 2.1
1994 568 34.2 16.6 1.9
1995 776 46.9 16.5 1.9
1996 776 46.9 16.5 1.9
1997 875 52.5 16.7 2.5
1998 950 58.3 16.3 1.6
1999 963 58.3 16.5 3
2000 1025 63.6 16.1 3.1
2001 1076 68.0 15.8 2.3
2002 1096 67.9 16.1 2.6
2003 1096 67.9 16.1 2.6
2004 1088 69.2 15.7 3.4
2005 1091 68.0 16.0 2.6
2006 1085 66.0 16.4 2.6
2007 1041 63.2 16.5 2.2
2008 1043 64.8 16.1 2.1
2009 1011 61.5 16.4 3
2010 1012 67.1 15.0 3.8
2011 1026 64.2 15.9 4.1
2012 1015 65.1 15.5 3.4
2013 999 63.0 15.8 3.9
2014 1041 63.8 16.3 3.9
2015 1063 64.0 16.6 4.7
2016 1038 61.0 17.0 4
2017 1017 63.6 15.9 2.8
2018 1006 63.2 15.9 3.4
2019 1043 63.0 16.5 3.9
2020 1045 64.6 16.1 3.7
2021 1021 65.2 15.6 6.2
2022 1002 61.8 16.2 7.4
2023 925 58.2 15.8 10.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Herbert Hoover Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $415 (2.9%) $14,079 (97.1%) $14,495
2020 $185 (1.3%) $14,378 (98.7%) $14,562
2021 $501 (3.2%) $15,020 (96.8%) $15,521

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Herbert Hoover Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4th of 316 Middle schoolsRanks 10th of 322 Middle schools
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1043925
 11.3%
African American8190
 11.1%
American Indian11
Asian377341
 9.5%
Hispanic7963
 20.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White456355
 22.1%
Two or More Races4872
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.9%10.5%
 6.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Herbert Hoover Middle

Students at Herbert Hoover Middle are 38% White, 37% Asian, 10% African American, 8% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 925 students attended Herbert Hoover Middle.

Students who attend Herbert Hoover Middle usually go on to attend Winston Churchill High

Yes! Herbert Hoover Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 10th of 322 Maryland middle schools.


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