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Fresno Unified School district is California's fourth-largest school district with an enrollment of more than 73,000 students.  Currently, the district consists of 8 high schools, 6 alternative schools, 18 middles schools, 65 elementary schools and 3 special education schools.  The district's goal is to prepare career ready graduates through high-quality instruction, district programs, services and resources directed towards ensuring this goal.  Fresno Unified serves a diverse population with more than 55 languages spoken by our students and their families.  The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 14% African American, 13% Asian, 48% Hispanic, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 23.0% White (not Hispanic) and 2% Multiple ethnicities.

Hoover High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling approximately 1900 students in grades 9-12.  The school was founded in 1963.  Hoover lies in the northeast part of Fresno, approximately one mile away from California State University Fresno.  Fresno Pacific University and Fresno City College are located nearby and the new University of California Merced is 60 miles north.  Hoover is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and College (WASC).

Hoover High School has approximately 1900 students enrolled in grades 9-12.  Currently, 55% of the student population is male and 45% is female, 48% of the students enrolled are Hispanic, 23% are Caucasian, 14% are African-American, 13% are Asian, and 2% other.  Approximately, 12.6 % of our students are in our special education program, 10.7% are classified as English Learners, and 91% are Title 1.

The academic program is organized by a traditional schedule consisting of 6 periods per day.  Students receive 5 credits per semester per course.  Hoover is committed to helping all students excel in reading, writing and math.  We encourage all students to engage in arts, activities and athletics.  We strive to have all students demonstrate the competence to be career and college ready and to graduate on time.   Currently, there are 13 Advanced Placement courses offered.  In 2014, 507 students took 763 AP exams and 18% of the tests had a score of a 3, 4, or 5.  The AP courses offered at Hoover High School for the 2015-2015 school year are:  English Language Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, United States History, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus AB, Statistics, Psychology, Macro Economics and Spanish Language.  Our AP program is open-enrollment and all students can participate.  Hoover High School offers the Public Service Academy (PSA).  Emergency Response, Criminal and Civil Law, and Firefighting compose our Public Service Academy.  


Gate/Honor classes are offered in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, English I, English II, English III, Geometry, Algebra II and Trigonometry Elem/Functions. 

The Center for Advancement in Research & Technology (CART) allows juniors and seniors to take courses centered on a career of their choice.  The students go to CART, which is off-site, for three hours every morning or every afternoon, so they are not able to take a full load at Hoover.  However, the majority of classes offered at CART are accredited and fulfill "A-G" requirements.  The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) enables juniors and seniors to enroll in a career program at Duncan High School which will provide them with a certificate upon completion of the vocational program.  Most courses through ROP do not fulfill the "A-G" requirements.   

Co-curricular opportunities include student government, yearbook, MESA, California Scholarship Federation, Drama and several other clubs.  We offer the chance for students to be involved in several types of sports. 


Graduation Requirements

Subject                                 Credits Required

English/Language Arts               40

American Government                            5

U.S. Government                     10

Modern World History                          10

Biological Science                        10

Physical Science                                    10

Biological/Physical Science                   10

Algebra I                                       10

Geometry                                              10

3rd year Mathematics                     10

Physical Education                        20

Foreign Lang/Arts                         10

Economics                                       5

Electives                                        70

Total                                           230


Grading and Ranking


Class ranking is based on an augmented grade point average received for courses completed from the beginning of the 10th grade year through the end of the summer of the junior year.  For Valedictorian status, a cumulative grade point average is used from the beginning of the 10th grade year through the third quarter of the senior year.  Multiple students can share a class rank.


Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

The grading system is:  A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 for all classes.  The "augmented" GPA is calculated by adding .04 for each AP or Honors level course per semesters for which a grade of C or better was earned, with a maximum allowable addition of 0.32.  The AGPA reflects grades earned in grades 10-12, and does not include P.E.


Class of 2014

Weighted GPA's

4.0 -- 4.32                    =   4%

3.50 – 3.96         =   6%

3.00 – 3.49         =  13%

2.50 – 2.99         =  21%

2.00 – 2.49         =  21%

2.00 or below     =  35%


Standardized Test Results

208 students from the Class of 2014 took the SAT®

66 students from the Class of 2014 took the ACT

Average  Scores Below

Mean Scores Critical reading 417 Math 18.6
Mean Scores Math 426 English  16.7
Mean Scores Writing 416 Reading 18.2
   Composite 18.1



Advanced Placement Results

  • In May 2014, 507 students took AP Exams
  • A total of 763 exams were taken in 15 subjects
  • 18% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 or higher


    Post High School Placement

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Hoover High School  •   5550 N. First Street, Fresno, CA 93710   •   (559) 451-4000

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