33 out of 10GreatSchools

Herbert Hoover Middle School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 1082


Herbert Hoover Middle School
1635 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6274
Herbert Hoover Middle School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Reviews21 Reviews

I applaud the teachers who actually care. The office staff is amazing and the ladies have always been kind, respectful and willing to help. I do have an issue with the school forcing the LGBTQ+ down our children's throats so to speak. Having assemblies at lunchtime promoting this is unacceptable. It should be mandated that the school allow parents enough time to either pull their child out of school on days like this especially if like us, we choose to shelter our kids from this type of obscenity. We as parents should be the ones to delegate the time and place where WE teach our children about these difficult topics. Some kids are still very emotionally immature and this type of assembly promoting and celebrating this is inappropriate in a middle school. Then we as parents are left to answer the many questions they may have at the end of the day. My child didn't even know what that all stood for and was not only shocked, but had questions a child of his age should never even be thinking about. Stop celebrating LGBTQ in schools and start teaching these kids that yes it is ok to be themselves, but it is NOT ok to flaunt it just as it is not ok for straight kids to be faulting their relationships when they are this young. Kissing and cuddling up on campus should NEVER be acceptable at this age. These are not high school or college kids, most of them aren't even teenagers yet. It is the administrations responsibility to keep our children safe and teach them math and science. It is the parents responsibility to teach them about adult relationships when the PARENT feels that their child is ready. Not when the school or state feels they should be.
School created a lot opportunities for kids to thrive. There had about 30 clubs, 10 sports, and many performing arts/musics. All of them were free. My son got many opportunities to learn appreciation. The school also had Accelerate Math for 6th graders, Algebra 1 for 7th graders, geometry for 8th graders. On the top of everything, the school offered TWBI Spanish, regular Spanish for different grade levels.
The teachers there are really nice, I have a nice group of friends, but no one gives has respect for others and hardly anyone tries there best. Substitutes try to avoid the school for how outrageous these students are.
I have a 6th and 7th grader currently attending. The school wide focus on respect and responsibility is truly driving an attitude of continual improvement. The staff strives for success not just academically but in growing citizens who will make a difference in the world. We love the expanding sports program and the opportunities for participation. The music program is also far above what is expected at a Jr. High level. Parent ideas and participation is also always welcome.
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