PROFICIENCY 60% 23% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
75%Des Moines

Hoover High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 1,021 students and 60 teachers at Hoover High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 665 free lunch students and 103 reduced lunch students.

Hoover High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 60.0%, which is 23% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch665
Reduced lunch103


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment223
Taking some courses170
Taking some courses (not tests)53
Passing some courses49
Passing no courses118

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Hoover High School, there are a total of 223 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 170 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School65-69%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School50-54%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Hoover High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 35.5% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 27.8% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 15.2% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.6% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Urbandale High School81%1.5Urbandale, IA
Olmsted Elementary School85%1.6Urbandale, IA
Perkins Elementary School80%1.9Des Moines, IA
Monroe Elementary School42%2.0Des Moines, IA
Karen Acres Elementary School87%2.0Urbandale, IA
Urbandale Middle School83%2.0Urbandale, IA
Cowles Elementary School90%2.2Windsor Heights, IA
Timber Ridge Elementary90%2.3Johnston, IA

Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,4075591
Median age33.738.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%60%55%
Speak English83%92%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Hoover High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.