Quality learning at Hoover is not accidental. A caring, collaborative staff that shares a wide variety of expertise, coupled with strong support from Instructional Assistants, aides, specialists, and our dedicated parent/guardian community, creates the conditions for optimal academic, social, and emotional learning in a safe, caring environment where our students can grow their brains and do their best learning in school each day.

  • Structured, teacher-facilitated, student-centered learning environment
  • Clear, cohesive academic and behavioral expectations and minimal interruption to prime morning instructional time
  • Three single-grade classrooms at each grade level
  • Kindergarten: Parents are welcome to volunteer in the kindergarten classroom in order to facilitate a smooth transition to the elementary school setting. Each class has a designated kindergarten aide
  • In grades 1-5 our parents provide vital support outside of the classroom during the academic day to support students in becoming self-motivated, self-directed, autonomous learners. Instruction is delivered by certificated teaching staff and Instructional Assistants only
  • Six Instructional Assistants in the areas of literacy, math, and science that are either certificated or have a related college degree, provide instructional support in each classroom
  • Regular individualized progress reports are provided for each student in grades 1-5 in addition to District progress reports.
  • Unique student leadership opportunities: Student Council, Green Team Executive Board, annual National Geographic Geo Bee, student-created noontime clubs, traffic safety patrol, upper grade recess monitors: ball room, Lego, art cart and board games 
  • School-wide annual Invention Convention to promote creativity, problem solving, and design thinking skills.  This program is unique to Hoover.
  • Technology: 1:1 laptops in third through fifth grades, 2:1 iPads in grades 1 and 2, three makers carts equipped with coding and engineering equipment; participation in the Hour of Code
  • Art lessons provided by a trained artist each week
  • District music and PE programs are provided at each elementary school site
  • The Responsive Classroom approach to learning is implemented in grades K-5: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/
  • Hoover is the only elementary school in the District that has a Social and Emotional Learning Coach on site. Our coach provides mindfulness lessons in each of our classrooms and collaborates with the staff to support students in acquiring and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions
  • Hoover is a proud Project Cornerstone School! We have fully implemented the ABC (Asset Building Champions) reading program. For more information please visit the Project Cornerstone Website