Herbert Hoover High School (Glendale)

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Herbert Hoover High School
Location
651 Glenwood Rd., Glendale, CA 91202
Information
Type Public
Established 1929
School district Glendale Unified School District
Principal Dr. Jennifer Earl
Number of students 2,097
Color(s)           Purple and White
Mascot Tornado
Information Phone: (818) 242-6801 Fax: (818) 247-8825
Website

Herbert Hoover High School is a public high school in Glendale, California. The school's colors are purple and white.

Hoover High School, named after Herbert Hoover who was the 31st president of the United States, is located on 18.6 acres (75,000 m2) in Glendale, California. The original campus was erected in 1929 and served students until 1966 when, with the exception of the auditorium and physical education facilities, the buildings were demolished and replaced by a new facility completed in 1969. In 1990, due to continual and anticipated growth in the number of students entering Hoover, a 33-classroom facility was built and completed in 1992.

Hoover High School is still a part of a neighborhood cluster that includes Mark Keppel Elementary School and Toll Middle School. The Hoover High School of today has approximately 2,097 students which includes a wide range of socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. 47% of the students are Caucasian (mostly Armenian); 29.6% Hispanic 5.0% Asian; 9.7% Filipino; 9% African-American; and 0.2% other.

In 2001, Hoover High School met its school wide API (Academic Performance Index) and has received over $150,000 in Governor's Incentive Award money. The Hoover staff is keenly focused on standards-based instruction and consistently uses data to chart and plan for improvement. Hoover High School offers 22 different Advanced Placement (AP) classes which span a wide variety of disciplines including history, English language and literature, science, foreign language, math, economics, art, psychology, music theory, and computer programming. For the past two years, 40% of the graduating seniors planned to attend a four-year college. Some 44.4% of graduating seniors meet the University of California A-G requirements. In 2010 Hoover High School met its school wide API (Academic Performance Index) target with an overall API of 772; an eleven point gain over 2009. Hoover's API has grown 158 points in the last 10 years. Hoover is determined to reach an API of 800 by 2013, the target for all schools in California. The Hoover staff is keenly focused on standards-based instruction and consistently uses data to chart and plan for improvement. Hoover High School offers 22 different Advanced Placement (AP) classes which span a wide variety of disciplines including history, English language and literature, science, foreign language, math, economics, art, psychology, music theory, and computer programming. In 2010, 50 students earned recognition from the College Board as "AP Scholars". Another 15 earned the "AP Scholar with Honor" designation and we are very proud that 20 students earned the honor of "AP Scholar with Distinction". In the year of 2013 Hover is offering one AP class for 9th graders for Human Geography, being one of the first high schools to do so. Data and surveys indicate that 40% of graduating seniors plan to attend a four-year college and approximately 44% of graduating seniors meet the University of California A-G requirements upon graduation.

Hoover High School is an integral part of the city of Glendale which now has over 200,000 residents. National studies, realtors, and residents all concur that Glendale's excellent schools, picturesque neighborhoods, commercial industries, shopping facilities, and strong municipal agencies are motivating factors that keep and attract families and businesses in the community. Glendale has become one of the largest financial, commercial, retail, and motion picture animation centers in the state of California.

Athletics[edit]

Hoover High School Provides a wide variety of different sports to students including Boys Water polo (3rd place, 2008-2009 season and again 2009-2010 season and reached CIF division VI quarterfinals) & Girls Water polo, Boys & Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Soccer (2006-2007 league champions), Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Football (girls are also welcome), Baseball & Softball, Track, Cross Country, Golf, Pep Squad, Swim, and Wrestling. The 1975 baseball team won the CIF 4A Championship defeating Lakewood High 2-1 at Dodger Stadium.

A significant aspect of the school's history is the long time cross-town rivalry with Glendale High School (Glendale, California). "BGD" known as "Big Game Day" or "Beat Glendale Day" is the biggest social/athletic event of the school year. Even though every sport has its own "BGD" game, Football is the biggest of them all. On the day of the big football game, the school provides events such as "The Poster Drop," which is a competition towards every grade (9-12) taking place on the Friday morning of the game, spirit assemblies, and many different activities. The game usually takes place at Glendale High School because Hoover High School does not have a "proper" field but it is rumored that the school is planning the construction.

The mascot is "The Tornadoes" but was temporarily changed in the past to the Wind Gusts when a Kansas team whose town had just been ravaged by tornadoes came to visit.

Miscellaneous activities[edit]

BETA

Beta is a business academic program where a student must process an application if they are interested in the program. Those who are accepted are required to take at least 5 semesters of business classes that include Business Technology, Keyboarding, Virtual Enterprise, and Intro to Business.

Debate Club

Students compete with other schools debating about a topic (different topics are chosen every week)

Fine Arts Academy

Students are nominated to the Hoover High School Fine Arts Academy. Academy students are invited to take advanced classes at Hoover to create a Fine Arts Emphasis in their Degree Program. Students must take 3 years of Arts classes while enrolled at Hoover in order to be considered an Academy graduate. Of these 3 Courses at least 2 must be at Hoover High School. Along with the academic distinction that comes with being an Academy student you will be eligible to participate in events at the Hoover Arts Gallery.

Jazz Ensemble

Students audition to play in the Hoover High School Studio Jazz Orchestra, the flagship performing group at Hoover. All instrumentalists are welcome: trumpets, trombones, and saxophones participate as well as flutes, clarinets, violins, cellos, and at one point, a bassoon and a harp. Jazz students play a variety of music styles, including swing, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban, reggae, jazz-rock fusion, pop and jump-swing. The Studio Jazz Orchestra has received more major awards than any other comprehensive high school jazz group in the country.

Hoover Tornado Marching Band

Students are persistently rehearsing so the school's marching band can compete throughout California. There is no experience required, and typical woodwinds and brass are accepted. As of the 2013 season, the band was in Division 3A, and won 5th place for the S.C.J.A. state championships for band, 1st place for percussion, and 3rd place for color guard for the division. The program is often called "HTMB" as an abbreviation for "Hoover Tornado Marching Band."

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