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Hoover Elementary School

West Branch, IA  52358
Grade PK-5
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType Elementary

Reviews for Hoover Elementary School

November 15, 2011

Poor district for college-bound kids. The school has low academic and professional standards. We encountered repeated instances of dishonesty and unprofessionalism. In some cases, what we were told as parents differed from what staff/teachers told administration, and our child reported that what actually happened was something else entirely. Once we received a parent letter stating that students were doing poorly in math because they were "lazy." No consideration was given to changing curriculum or teaching strategies to help struggling students. The administration knew of these incidents and others, but was unwilling/unable to take effective action to address the problems. The community is insular and not welcoming to outsiders, and there is a district-wide culture of tolerance for bullying, including teacher/staff-on-student. There is much small town gossip, and children of newcomers are treated differently from children whose families have been in the community for decades. This is a particularly unpleasant place to be "the new kid." But the good news is, Iowa has open enrollment laws and many nearby districts are friendly and have strong academics and high standards.Read Full Review

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October 21, 2011

Hoover Elementary is a GREAT school in a wonderful community. The teachers and administrators are dedicated to helping all students reach their potential. Read Full Review

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February 08, 2010

Teachers and support staff genuinely care about the students. Excellent school in a great community!! Read Full Review

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September 28, 2009

Great teachers, small town community, big time opportunities.Read Full Review

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September 23, 2009

West Branch and Hoover Elementary--great students, great parents, great teachers, great volunteers, great commmunity members! What more do we need to say? :-)Read Full Review

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September 23, 2009

The shcool spirit is awesome!!! Makes you want to be in school again!!!Read Full Review

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September 22, 2009

The class sizes are kept small and the staff truly cares!!Read Full Review

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September 22, 2009

Every day I see students making choices based on good character traits! Read Full Review

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September 22, 2009

We have wonderful teachers, small classrooms and a great sense of community at West Branch!Read Full Review

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September 22, 2009

Hoover Elementry has bee around for a very long time. I have countless memories there as a child. Currently I coach youth basketball there along with a number of other parents. I just love it there!!!!Read Full Review

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September 22, 2009

We have great teachers and a super principal!Read Full Review

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September 21, 2009

The teachers and staff are fantastic! They knowledgeable, kind, caring, supportive and encouraging! As a parent, you feel good knowing your kids are learning and being cared for. The kids pick up on all these traits that are being modeled for them and in turn are good to each other and proud.Read Full Review

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