Herbert Hoover High School (West Virginia)

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Herbert Hoover High School
Herbert Hoover High School WV.jpg
Address
5856 Elk River Road North
Clendenin, West Virginia 25045
United States
Coordinates 38°28′23″N 81°23′42″W / 38.47306°N 81.39500°W / 38.47306; -81.39500Coordinates: 38°28′23″N 81°23′42″W / 38.47306°N 81.39500°W / 38.47306; -81.39500
Information
Type Public
Motto Promoting Achievements and Creating Successes at Herbert Hoover High School
Established September, 1963
School district Kanawha County Schools
Principal Mike Kelley
Faculty 69
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 795
Color(s) Scarlet and royal blue
Mascot Husky
Website

Herbert Hoover High School is a public high school in Clendenin, West Virginia, United States. It was formed by consolidation in 1963. It serves the northeastern part of Kanawha County, West Virginia.

During the 2016 West Virginia flood the school building was damaged beyond repair on June 23, 2016 when the Elk River put 7 feet of water into the school. On July 21, 2016 the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared the building a total loss and the Kanawha County School Board began expedited plans for a new building. The new building is expected to be open by the 2018–19 school year. For the 2016–17 school year, student will share space via a split schedule with Elkview Middle School, with each group attending school for four-and-one-half hours per day with reading and homework assignments. A temporary campus of modified mobile home-type units known as "modulars" will then be constructed on the middle school's football field and a normal schedule will be resumed. FEMA will provide the modulars and will fund approximately 75 to 80% of the cost of the new building.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The school's nickname is the Huskies. The following sports are offered at Herbert Hoover:[2]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (boys' and girls')
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer (boys' and girls')
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

The school's athletic equipment was mostly destroyed in the flood. Several major college coaches, including Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban, both of whom were born in the state, have donated and led fundraising to ensure the students will have athletic and other extra curricular opportunities for the new school year. Rival schools have also sharing equipment and facilities.

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